Last week I was involved in an interesting twitter session with Blogchatter community around books -#BookChatter. The session was all things books & led me to think about the fictional characters that have inspired me. Every book that I have read has touched my life in one way or another. It was tough to decide the top picks & here are the few who have inspired me the most.
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen)
She is a confident young girl who is unaffected by what people think of her. Even in that era, she knew how to put forth her thoughts. Her wit is her strength. Her tribe are her sisters and she stands by them. When society wants her to give more value to money than love, she fights back. For me, she is a beacon of hope. When nothing goes right, learn to trust your heart.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling)
Hermione taught me to be proud of who I am, even when you are different from majority. She was raised by muggle parents & was never ashamed of the fact. She is a loyal friend, helping Harry & Ron at every step. As a school student, I liked her preparedness for the class. Her command on the magic is strong & she could have easily chosen the wrong path. But, she commits to stand by what’s right & uses her skills for betterment of the society. A perfect example of ‘with great power comes great responsibility’.
Portia (The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare)
In a patriarchal world, Portia makes a mark for herself. With her father gone, she successfully manages her estate. Even in times of distress when love of her life is in trouble she keeps calm. Her wisdom to disguise as young judge & fight the case of ‘no more than a pound of flesh’ for Antonio is noteworthy. She teaches women to be fierce & self-independent. Women empowerment at its best!
These are just few of the characters who have inspired me to be brave & loyal, to have faith in friendship. What fictional characters have given you strength to face the world? Do share your list with us in comments & if there are any book suggestions which I should read next, I would love to know about them. 🙂
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