Characters that I like that most dislike
1) Melanie Wilkes from Gone With the Wind- Many think she's a wimp and too nice and sweet but while she is kind of sickly sweet sometimes I love her because she is truly kind and generous and really is the only person like that in the whole story.
2) Amy March from Little Women ect.- Amy gets a bad rap from readers because she was kind of a selfish brat when she was younger and "stole" Laurie from Jo. In my opinion Amy is an under appreciated character. Her struggles are unique and I think harder for readers to relate to. I personally found her story very interesting and I like seeing her character grow.
3) Henry Higgins from Pygmalion/My Fair Lady- I know he's kind of a jerk but I still love him. He's hilarious and really does have a heart... though it's hard to find oftentimes.
4) Cosette from Lés Miserables- Another one who gets a bad rap because she distracted Marius from Eponine who everyone loves instead. No Cosette isn't my favorite character but I do like her and I think it's silly that people don't. You can like both Cosette and Eponine!
5) Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park- Readers dislike him because he gets distracted by the beautiful and dynamic Mary Crawford instead of noticing Fanny Price. Sure, that annoys me too but I still like him. I think it's a little unfair that people get so frustrated with him for that when they tend to pardon Elizabeth Bennet for being attracted to George Wickham. He's still a good man and while not my favorite Austen hero he was an honorable man, kind and intelligent who in the end did realize his error.
6) Fanny Price from Mansfield Park- Speaking of Mansfield Park.... Mansfield Park in general just gets a bad rap! I really like Fanny Price. The reason most don't like her is because she just happens to not be Elizabeth Bennet. She's quiet, shy, reserved. Readers think of her as a pushover. FYI, she's not a pushover! She stands up for herself when she refuses to act and she stands up for herself when she refuses to marry Henry Crawford. Yes, oftentimes she is a dutiful young women doing most anything asked of her. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. She happens to be a nice and helpful person... that's what that is. I think she doesn't resonate well with modern audiences because this is not something they can identify with... we live in a very selfish generation that hasn't learned to be helpful and kind very well. My little rant. I guess I probably could dedicate a post to it.
And that's all I can think for right now. :)
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