aureliano buendia from 'one hundred years of solitude' - gabriel garcia marquez
i read this book first in high scool and again recently; while i haven't led troops in a war or anything like
the crazy shit he gets up to over the course of this mammoth novel. but i do identify in a few aspects- as a child he is very shy and studious, he is a gentle soul but becomes a revolutionary against his quite inward focussed nature.
when İ look at my life İ can see that in childhood i was similarly shy, something that continues to this day but in my job İ have found myself in positions of leadership where i have to quite often be unmerciful to others. it first seems like these aspects of my personality wouldn't fit but maybe the fact that i am not the conventional person for this role is one of my advantages.