This week's questions is:
What character in a book would you most like to be?
I recently read Jane Eyre, and it may very well be my favorite book of all time. I had such an admiration for Jane that I really wanted to become like her. One of my favorites parts was when she let out that whole tirade at Mrs. Reed right before she left for school.
I am glad you are no relation of mine. I will never call you aunt as long as I live. I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if any asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick.I knew I could have never done that when I was her age (or now, for that matter). I also admired her decision to not marry Mr. Rochester after she found out the truth, which isn't to say that I agreed with it necessarily. I did agree with her justification, though:
Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour, stringent are they; inviolate they shall be...with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count its throbs. Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot!I hope one day, when it truly matters, I could have the kind of strong resolve that Jane did.
How about you? Which character do you aspire to be like?
Love and (a book) light,