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“I can’t accept this! I can’t! Even as a ghost, I’m going to spend eternity cursing that your relationship will shatter like glass! Break apart like a pair of mandarin ducks that fly away from each other!” With such a persisting obsession, it would be difficult for the vengeful departed spirit to move on.
Ji Man had only read a light novel to pass the time, but she was unexpectedly pulled into a very strange dream. She had become the novel’s most vicious villainess.
The novel rewinds to the beginning. The villainess who had been ordered to commit suicide reappears on stage and begins to follow the plot as she walks toward the novel’s ending once again, to a courtyard deep inside the marquis’ residence. A female lead that’s like the Holy Mother. Countless cannon fodders. The imperial family’s favor…
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Romance of a Twin Flower (drama)
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-- Edited to add on 6/14: I didn't consider her future knowledge as an over-powered cheat because she only used it to increase a few people's favorable impression of her. These people already liked her to begin with or have ulterior reasons.
And there will be a consequence to using this knowledge
To be clear, ML is attracted to MC relatively early on once they spend more time together, but I don't think he's truly in love with her until later in the story. And MC will not wholeheartedly love ML until he places her as his highest priority
There's one major devastating event and two minor events that's all linked to one motive. I really like how MC's emotions goes through the five stages of grief before moving on and figuring out the next step she will take. But, the last story arc of the novel is super fluffy, especially the cotton candy sweet ending.
- She will eventually leave the residence and travel on her own.
- After the second male lead marries someone, his wife is jealous about the attention he pays MC. Instead of acting like a typical c-novel villainess, she and MC have a calm discussion of how they'll stop his behavior.
- MC crossdresses later in the story for a short period of time and people start gossiping that ML is bisexual. It's very funny and I like that ML doesn't care about the gossip. It really shows how much he has changed since the beginning of the novel.
At the beginning of the novel, the MC, who transmigrates into the villainess, is written as the underdog and its very easy for readers to like her. Even when she does slightly selfish things, its easy to overlook it. As a reader, you sympathize with her actions because she's only doing it survive. MC also does several chapters of nice things, but that doesn't instantly erase everyone's memory of what the original owner did. Unlike other novels, MC has to live with the original owner's long-established negative reputation.
At the beginning of the novel, she's able to remain objective by distancing herself and seeing everyone else as only a character in a novel. As the novel progresses, she gets attached to the people in this world and she becomes influenced by the world she's been living for the past few years.
Throughout the novel, MC thinks she's better than the other women who are born and raised in inner courtyard because she's a modern-day woman. And, she does sympathetically think these women can't fight against the indoctrinate they're raised under. One major moment is when the author leaves it ambiguous whether or not the MC stood by and did nothing when a baby is sentenced to death. At the beginning of the novel, it would be unthinkable for her to do this. But by this point in the novel, she's gotten so involved in playing her role, you could argue either way. She has unknowingly become like one of the woman of the inner court. And through this, I think the the author shows that the other women in the harem are not evil. They are also trying to make the best of their lives. It's zero-sum game, and unlike the MC, they don't have the option to not play.
The original heroine of the novel does become a two-faced white lotus, but the author makes it clear that this change occurred because of all the changes MC did. When the original heroine's character changes, its not becomes MC rips off her mask. She's just a person making different decisions based on how her life unfolds. (We also see the disastrous effects to other characters because of MC's actions/attempts at changing the plot.)
There is also an undeniable very selfless character, who eventually does something horrible because of the changes that MC makes. You can see that if one thing out of many things had changed leading up to that moment, it could have been avoid. Or, if there was no MC, that character could have lived out her life in peace. By having this character, I think the author is showing that good people do bad things, that doesn't erase all the good things and make them a bad person.
There's other female characters, and the author shows women as multi-dimensional people instead of purely as good or bad or s*upid or other simple stereotypes. The story is told mostly from the first point view of the MC, so when the author writes a point-of-view from another character, we get to see how skewed it is, and it makes you rethink what you previously read.