Freedom of Characters

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Many good stories seem to feature characters with a high degree of freedom in their lives.

Students, children, orphans, single people, detectives, freelancers. All of them lack different kinds of obligations, and seem to feature more commonly in stories.

In some way the character is free to make decisions (causing their own problems) and make their next move on a regular basis. The story would be banal and constrained if the character is limited by their work and relationship obligations. Again, that is a feature of real life that we seem to find less interesting in stories.