If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day, who would you choose?
Jane Eyre was the first person that occurred to me. I want to meet that woman. I want to say hello and shake hands and thank her for the hours of pleasure, joy and rapture that her character brought me to every time I have read that book.
As some women find her insipid and him rather incorrigible and sexist in the worst way we could imagine, that book has endured years and years of young girls reading it and finding redeeming qualities in both Jane and Mr. Rochester.
Jane, oppressed, depressed and misused over and over, had not given up hope. Her resilient spirit and her strength of character are proven over and over again. I will not enumerate here what she had done, for that, the reader should pick up the book and read it for themselves. This post is for the people who have read and enjoyed her personality.
She had not hung her head and accepted her fate, but she, in her small capable way, within the restrictions of her time for a woman, had stood up for what she thought was right and good and defended herself and her love.
Jane got what she wanted in the end having fought for it and endured. Her character is timeless, her resilience commendable and gladly emulated. A tried and true person who could very well have been an unkind, worthless personage but rose above it and made a good life for herself.
Who would you choose? Let me know.