I also decided after flipping through the book that it would be fun to share it on the blog. A weekly prompt, all in one little book. What a perfect way to write more here.
List 1 was about my goals and dreams for this year. I already posted a bit about that. On to list 2.
"List your favorite characters from books, movies, etc"
- Robert E. Lee (The Killer Angels)
- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (The Killer Angels)
- Marie-Laure LeBlanc (All the Light We Cannot See)
- Neville Longbottom (the Harry Potter series)
- Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
- Konstantin Levin (Anna Karenina)
- Moana ("Moana")
- Belle ("Beauty and the Beast)
- Corrie ten Boom (The Hiding Place)
- Lucy Pevensie (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)
- Jean Valjean (Les Miserables)
- Esther (from the Bible)
- Jo March (Little Women)
- Harriet Hamsterbone (the Hamster Princess series)
- Nicolas (Le Petit Nicolas)
- Matilda (Matilda)
- Despereaux (The Tale of Despereaux)
- Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
- Marry Lennox (The Secret Garden)
- Juli Baker (Flipped)
- Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
Notice, more than half of these characters are women. I love to read a book (or see a movie) with a strong female role. I like girls with pluck, with gumption. Girls who are unafraid to stand for what's right, or do hard things to help other people. I find that particularly telling when I don't feel that way about myself. Gumption and pluck are two words that would never be used to describe me. I'm not very brave, and I don't like to be a leader. Whenever I'm asked to take on a leadership role, my first thought is, "Well that's a terrible idea." I much prefer to be the person smoothing things over, making everyone happy, from my nice comfy seat in the crowd. Maybe I wish I was more like these characters I love so well. Maybe I should work a little harder to be a little braver.
Or maybe I'll just read about it from the comfort of my bed. I am in hibernation mode, after all. That's what January is for, isn't it?
Who are some of your favorite characters? Have you ever wished to be more brave? Have you ever found a way to actually BE more brave?