Thursday, July 1, 2010

Character Connection (1)

Character Connection is a lovely weekly meme hosted by IntrovertedJen over at The Introverted Reader.

"We all have characters we love. Let's spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!

Most of you will probably post about how much you love each character, but this is a great place for the more creative ones among you to let go and have fun! Write a love letter to Captain Wentworth. Write yourself into a scene with Anne and Diana. Draw a picture of yourself in Jamie's arms. The possibilities are endless.

Be sure to post the book's title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters."

Alright for my first Character connection I pick the first Jane Austen character I related with: Emma Woodhouse!! I absolutely loved Emma from the 1st moment I started reading the book. She is such a lovely character, funny, caring, imaginative, and she makes tons of mistakes. She is a bit silly and doesn't know her own mind. She needs to be told off every once in a while, which always comes from the loving mouth of Mr. Knightley and her good friend Mrs. Weston. But those are only things that made me like her more, because it made her feel real, like she was a friend. Emma is my favorite Jane Austen novel, and also one of my favorite Jane Austen characters ever.
I know this is a late post, but better late then never I always say...a little too much. :) I hope to do more Character Connection posts in the future.


  1. +JMJ+

    "Tons of mistakes" is right, but isn't that strangely part of Emma's charm? =)

    When I studied Emma in uni, my professor pointed out that she is the "Lady Catherine de Bourgh" character in her own novel. (Even Jane Austen has her tropes!) Since we read Emma right after Pride and Prejudice, it was very interesting to see that very clearly and yet like Emma very much.

  2. Wow, I never thought of that. That's very interesting. :)

  3. My motto is also "Better late than never!" Emma wasn't my favorite Austen character, but I can see why other readers like her. She definitely makes her share of mistakes but she does learn from them.

  4. Great character connection! That is a good point Enbrethiliel. She's "perfectly imperfect" which is exactly what makes her charming.

  5. +JMJ+

    Thanks, Katherine. =) But I'm afraid that most of my best points are little nuggets I remember from my English lectures and not my own thoughts!


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