Which female literary character would you choose to know, if she existed in real time?
And why? What would you ask her? Here are some suggestions: Irene Adler, Anna Karenina, Lady Macbeth, Mina (from Dracula), or even Cathy, from East of Eden.
Hmmm.........interesting question! There are many female literary characters that I would love to meet if they existed in my world . I guess I will discuss two of my favourites.
1) Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
She was condemned for having a child out of wedlock by the Puritans who had the "Holier than thou" attitude. Initially her character comes off as a sad victim however she keeps her head high throughout. I think she was dignified which in essence made her a strong woman. Her character has been described by NPR as being, “among the first and most important female protagonists in American literature. She’s the embodiment of deep contradictions: bad and beautiful, holy and sinful, conventional and radical… [she] can be seen as Hawthorne’s literary contemplation of what happens when women break cultural bounds and gain personal power.”
2) Jo March - Little Women (Louisa May Alcot)
I loved this character so much. She was a tomboy that transformed into this amazing individual. She was ahead of her time. She was also independent and brave. She was such a strong woman. All the characteristics she possessed were definitely not the accepted norm for women of her era I think this is why I found her fascinating.
Hi rose-the-planner. Excellent choices for all the reasons you mentioned. Hester Prynne. You've got to love her. One has to marvel at Hawthorne's insight into the female mind. As for Jo, I don't remember the details, but I love your characterization!
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