I see tropes in fiction as well. I still know how to consider stories and works without tropes influencing my perceptions, though.
I have a piece of advice for you- works display tropes, not the other way around. In the same vein, a cake may be made of eggs, flour, and butter, but those things do not necessarily make a cake. Do you catch my drift?
In the end, the story is all that matters. Concentrate on writing a good story first, then worry about tropes later. Okay?
edited 17th May '11 8:12:25 PM by CrystalGlacia