Thursday, August 12, 2010

Character Connection: Molly Gibson

Character Connection is hosted by 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.

Molly Gibson From Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Having just completed this novel, I feel highly compelled to heap praise upon it's main character, loyal, lovable Molly Gibson. While most people would argue that Cynthia, her pretty, easily loved by many, step sister is a more interesting character I cannot help but disagree. There is a strong heroine inside Molly Gibson unlike many I have of yet read in classic fiction. While Molly does not posses the strong ready wit of Elizabeth Bennet, or the careless charm of Emma Woodhouse (excuse the overuse of Austen heroine comparisons but I have not read too many classics which I am trying to remedy >_<) she is fiercely loyal, and willing to do anything for the people she cares for, but she is not so passive that she does not argue against injustice and criticize people when they are clearly in the wrong. Here I think it is that I have grown to love young Molly Gibson, for her slowly revealed honest, and respectful strength against the trails in her life, and I'm sure if you take time to read "Wives and Daughters" you will discover exactly what I mean.


  1. I agree with you, I loved Molly :)

  2. Awwwwwwwww!!!! Molly is lovely, isn't she? I'm glad you featured her-and completed the novel!!!! People rarely give either the credit they deserve. :D
    I just realized my mom is signed in! oh well :D I don't have time to sign in-have a 7pm meeting.

  3. I have North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell in my stacks of unread books but I haven't read it yet. You're making me want to add this one to the piles too! I think Austen characters make perfect comparisons because so many of us know exactly who you're talking about. I always love characters who are willing to speak out against injustices they see.


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