Monday, February 15, 2021

The Classic Meme 2.0 - Favorite Classic Character

Who is your favourite classic character? Why?

For my answer, I share parts of a post from the weekly Favorite Fictional Character meme Ryan used to host at Wordsmithonia. Of course, I do have many favorite classic characters if I am to be honest, but here I go with my first favorite. 

As you will read, it's Jo March from Little Women. I count her as my favorite for the reasons below, and because she was a part of the first classic novel I read as a child. 

My most favorite character from the book and the movie is Jo March. When I was a girl, Jo was inspiring to me. Her love for the written word and her devotion to writing was partly responsible for sparking the same in me. And I loved her fierce independence and that time period, Jo was almost a feminist. She threw convention out the window and marched to her own drummer. But she was very devoted to her family and her sisters meant the world to her...especially dear, sweet Beth. Watching Jo lose Beth is one of the most heartbreaking moments in cinematic (and literary) history. Every time I watch or read this part, I am reduced to tears...every time.

Jo, and the story of Little Women, show us that family is the most important thing on this earth. But also the importance of being an individual and following your dreams. And the March family know the true meaning of Christmas...the spirit of love and giving. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie, you should do so immediately! It's a great story any time, but especially at Christmas.

Who is your favorite classic character?

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  1. Oooh... good choice. I love Jo as well... I might do a post for this one myself... maybe next week sometime!

  2. I've added Little Women to my Classics List last year as I've read it many, many years ago. And it was an Afrikaans (my mother tongue) translation. I was still a young girl, but I remember Jo so well! Good choice!

    Elza Reads

  3. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I love the story so much that, besides having read the book several times, I watch all movie adaptations (even the bad ones)

  4. Jo March is an excellent character to love, and for all the reasons you list. It's amazing to think how many women Louisa May Alcott has inspired since LW was first published--what a legacy!

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