Since my last few wordbitches posts have been semi-serious in content, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit.
Leading to this were two conversations I had this past week:
- One of my Grade 9 students (who completed NaNoWriMo and now has 80,000 words in her WIP) told me how she’s in love with one of the characters in the series she’s reading. We talked about his characteristics and sighed.
- My fellow wordbitch, Trish Loye, spoke of a character she adored when we met at the last Easy Writers’ critique session.
So, it’s a day to swoon.
Jondalar from Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children series. The man is talented and sensitive and good with in the wild. (If you read the first paragraph of Jondalar’s Wikipedia entry, you’ll know what I mean). I first read Clan of the Cave Bear when I was 18; the image of this man has stayed with me ever since.
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus fights for justice, takes every breath with integrity, is incredibly modest, and values education and reading. He embodies compassion.
(As an aside, may I just say that the love interest in Elena’s manuscript is up near the top of my list, too).
Now it’s your turn: which literary character would you like to date?
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