“… Raisaic was a man who stereotyped his food, finding comedic value in other cultures’s dietary struggles, so when he savored the first potato of his warm meal he could not help but smile at the great potato famine that killed millions in Ireland. A carrot… was this salted rabbit meat? …”
Laughing at other people’s misfortunes is one of the idiosyncrasies that defines this character. Though he is a man seeking redemption for his sins, he maintains this inherent quality of superiority. Perhaps it is the German complex during world war two or perhaps this recognition helps him distance himself from the turmoil taunting his current situation. The only way to find out is to keep on writing.
That is one thing I love about character development. Yes, this character is a product of my own creativity, however, when I write I’m still learning more about who they are. It’s more than simple construction; it’s more than a design I consciously insert into the plot. My characters reveal instances about themselves that would otherwise go unsaid. This is not a reflection of my personality. None of my characters are. I am learning just as much about them through the process of writing as any reader would learn about them through the act of reading.