The Secret History characters as literature genres
↳ Richard Papen as sentimentalism
He strives for the picturesque, always taking notes and keeping the events of his life documented in ways that make them seem more beautiful than they actual were. He’s in love with the idea of love, with the idea that even the most terrible of things can be glorious in their own way.
"I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I’m here, and I’m important. I’m not going to run after people to prove that I matter."