Welcome to Day 25 of the A to Z Challenge. For this year’s challenge, I’ll be examining different types of characters that can be found in international fiction. Today I’m looking at yawing yo-yos.
Yawing yo-yo’s go against the grain. Not only do they not fit in, but they see things in their environment that no one else sees. People around them tend to think they are either crazy or liars, but as we see the world from yawing yo-yo’s perspective, we see that they are horrifyingly right.
They See Dead People
Cole Sear from The Sixth Sense is a perfect example of a yawing yo-yo. He claims to see dead people. Rosemary Woodhouse in Rosemary’s Baby believes there is a secret society interested in her child, but no one around appears to believe her. Mary Ann Lomax in The Devil’s Advocate thinks she was seduced by a dark force.
Sharing what they see does tend to turn out too well for yawing yo-yos. No one in Cole’s world believes him at first. Rosemary is dismissed by her husband and ends up in deeper isolation. Mary Ann is committed to a mental institution.
Yawing yo-yo’s tend to be the stars in horror movies, and also appear in science fiction. Other examples of yawing yo-yo’s are Martin Brody from Jaws, Masami from Ringu, Cole from 12 Monkeys and Bill Paxton from Edge of Tomorrow.
Can you think of an example of a yawing yo-yo in another genre?