Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fictional Characters I Love

I picked up this tag at Usha's. My favourite fictional characters are:
  1. Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird (the book): The book is definitely an old favourite, and Atticus was the person I wanted to grow up and marry. Honest, kind, just, brave - this guy seems perfect.
  2. If not Atticus Finch, George Knightley from Emma would have done. He was sensible, steadfast, honest, kind, and not very careful of appearances. I am only surprised it took Emma so long to realise she wanted him!
  3. Zeenat from Dor is common with Usha. She is one of the strongest women characters I have ever seen in a movie.
  4. And while I am borrowing from Usha's list, let me also take Sydney Carton: another fictional hero I'd sighed over as a teenager...
  5. Jupiter Jones of the Three Investigators - not much brawn for an amateur detective and yet so competent.
  6. Another Jones - Jughead from Archies comics. I always preferred the laidback Jughead who knew what he wanted (food!) and didn't (girls!) to the spineless Archie.
  7. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice was the first fictional character I fell in love with. And yet when I read the book now, I think I like...
  8. Elizabeth Bennett better. She showed spunk, and was not afraid to make mistakes or to admit to them.
  9. Dobbin in Vanity Fair was in many ways the perfect lover - steadfast and loyal through and through.
  10. I thought for some time about this last space before deciding it should go to Severus Snape. For all his prejudices and weaknesses, he was a true hero - brave and strong enough to overcome them.

I found it surprisingly difficult to make this list - and I'm sure I'll disagree with it in some time!

1 comment:

Prashant Sree said...

Hello Unmana. Stumbled across your blog page. Good to be reminded of Jupiter Jones of the Three investigators. I loved it during my school days.
Your blog page is gr8... insightful thoughts... Keep rockin !!