Time for another Reverb Broads month of blogging hilarity! Yes, I know, it appears to be the only time I blog. What can I say, I’m not exactly best at coming up with topics, so this makes it easier. 🙂
With what fictional character (book, movie, TV, etc.) do you most identify? Why?
I’ll admit, I’m popular culture illiterate. I’m not much of a reader or into television or movies. I have my few favorites that I tend to watch/read over and over again. If I’m going to read, it’s usually something informational. That’s just how I roll…
So, obviously my limited knowledge of fictional works makes my list of fictional characters rather small. But never fear! Thanks to my English Literature teacher in high school, I was introduced to my all-time favorite book, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
I’ve always considered the lead character, Elizabeth Bennet, to be the epitome of cleverness, wit, forward-thinking and independence, all qualities that were not supposed to exist (or rather be seen) in women of that time. Of course, there’s been numerous portrayals of Elizabeth in TV and movies. My personal favorite is the 1980’s BBC version with Elizabeth Garvie. I find the other actresses play Elizabeth too dramatic, and often too whiny. I like the more sarcastic/satirical version that Ms. Garvie presents. 🙂
I always figured if I was zapped back in time to late 1700 England, I would’ve been a Lizzy Bennet, bucking my “purpose” in life and speaking my mind. I was always amazed how she managed to be as forward as she was and still be considered respectable, at least within herself, even if her family was a bit “out there”.
Throughout my life I’m often seen myself as the Elizabeth Bennet of my time, expressing myself more forwardly than most expect. I’ve always tried to be respectful while speaking my mind, as I think Elizabeth did too. And I always loved that she was able to admit when she was wrong and change her view accordingly. These days that seems like a rare quality…
So yes, I think I’m much like Elizabeth, in many ways. Now I’m just waiting for my husband to win the lottery so I can have the same happy ending 😉