And I’m beginning to like August and the main reason is because he is far from perfect. This actually makes him human, which is kind of ironic considering the fact that he is in fact a wooden doll.
He did act selfishly, but let’s face it, children are selfish and concentrated on their own needs. He was a seven- year-old boy who found himself in a strange, hostile environment without the father he loved. When he was to choose between the group of children more or less his age, who he thought would help him survive and give him some support and the infant he barely knew, he chose the former. I think it was a natural thing to do.
So what he did as a child I wouldn’t judge so harshly.
This is exactly how I feel right now. I like imperfect characters. I like characters with flaws and personal defects. This is why Rumpel and Regina are my favorite characters. The same goes for August. He made a mistake as a young child, and that mistake came back to haunt him in his adulthood. I actually think his story is rpetty tragic. 😥