In my WIP WINTER'S QUEEN, there are a few instances where the MC (and main POV character) takes note of certain actions as clichÃ©d, particularly with regards to her attempts at escaping her situation. My beta reader seemed to dislike the lines, though, and deleted them in her latest critique of the chapter they appear in. I'm more inclined to keep them anyway, as my intent is for it to flow naturally from the MC's voice and worldview; she is very well-versed in fairytales and stories in general, and is currently living in a rather grim fairytale of her own. She has previously referenced a good number of stories in her internal monologue, from Narnia to Beauty and the Beast. For reference, the lines in question are as follows (with emphasis): Thoughts on this? Should I listen to my beta reader or go with my gut?