I feel closer to Ben then I do to Lee or Clem, and my name is Lee. I was an awkward teenager too who felt he never made the right decisions. What made it worse was that David Parker, his teacher, was his Band Director. If i saw my Band director get his leg cut off/eaten by walkers, I'd probably end up like him. I honestly feel sorry for the poor guy. I just wanna give him a hug.
I'm so sorry for Ben, I know he cost a lot of deaths, and all. But I feel sorry for him, he saw his classmates, Teacher, and even his own best friend died in front of him, and he is like the last survivor of his school. Yes he did made a deal with the bandits, and made them hit the road. But if he didn't made the deal with them, they could all have died WAAAY earlier in the game, so why hate him? He's just trying to help everyone..
I'm sorry Ben, you don't have to be so sad. Besides, at least you can see your Best friend again. Now all you need is a big warm hug! *Hugs* :3
If you listen to some of his lines that were cut from the game it paints an even more tragic picture. The whole reason Ben was dealing with the bandits was because he thought they had a friend of his. In his uncut lines he talks about how the bandits killed and raped almost all of his class until it was just his band director, Travis, and him. Imagine what it'd be like for him knowing and imagining what could be happening to a friend of his.