Literature · Novels and Novellas

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg is a Sociopath?

This is very interesting video that makes a good arguement about the character Greg Heffley from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 

I have only read the first three books in the series, but I found Greg extremely unlikable. Even before watching this video I thought I was reading about someone with sociopathic tendencies. 

You could argue that in the real world a lot of kids are jerks. I agree and I’ve seen how mean kids can be. But I feel the way Greg seems to have no feelings of regret and empathy goes beyond that. 

I also thought the movies made Greg slightly more likeable because they at least showed him feeling some regret for his actions. 

So this is a great video that sums up how I feel about the character so I thought I would share. The only thing I don’t agree with is him taking a shot at Jeff Kinney (who seems to acknowledge Greg can be a complete jerk and represents the worst of himself). 


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