Fictional aspirations

I saw Juno the other day, I don’t really know what kind of girl I am (Blair’s post), reminded me of it. I’m not exactly sure how I managed to forget blogging it, because the movie was fantastic. Beautiful with enough sass and raw quirk – Jennifer Garner tried her best to envelope her part into some kind of alternate chick flick . Michael Cera and Ellen Page were amazing.

Back to Blair, because she quotes Juno, “I don’t really know what kind of girl I am” and goes on to share some of her personal fictional heroes. I am fairly aware of who I am, but like Blair I have a few of my own aspiration/relations.

Jo March – from Little Women
I like her independence, yet Jo’s independence is paired with an enormous amount of kindness. Although persistently relating to her through the years, that is the one small, small element that is a mismatch to my own life. I’m sure I have bouts of being ‘nice’ but there is an extent where Jo’s self sacrifice out matches my own.

Jane Eyre
It’s been a while since I’ve read Jane Eyre, yet I admire her innate strength. I left the story with my mouth open.

Elizabeth Bennett – Pride and Prejudice
Her individuality speaks volumes. I like that she is flawed, somewhat flippant and even proud at times. I relate to her stubbornness and I like her eventual bend to alter her opinions where they have been mis-announced.

They’re the three from the top of my head. I’m sure there are others – less cliched perhaps but that might just have to do.

One Comment

  1. said:

    I can totally relate to those characters too!

    January 27, 2008

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