Each fortnight, month, fifteenth full moon of the half equational motion of the earths full circuit I will showcase 1-2 books that I think would be fantastic reading if you're going through a certian emotion/stage in your life.
Wanting a character with a lot of dedication.
These are the characters who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. They fight and work and will not give up. And it’s time to meet them.
*May contain spoilers for the Fairyland series*
Well she’s just about the most passionate character I have ever met in a book. She has a plan, for her daughters to be married off to a suitable (and by that we mean wealthy) suitor, and she will accomplish that plan. Mrs. Bennett is possibly also the most annoying character I have ever met in a book- not true, though generally it is in any tv/movie adaption- but I also feel like I probably should admire her utter dedication. It brings her happiness and leaves her bedridden, and though I personally don’t think her goal is particularly agreeable, she is the one to go to if you ever wanted someone who could rant and rave and go from ecstatic to morbidly moaning within minutes- nay, seconds- and all because she wants what she thinks is the best for her daughters. That’s dedication.
The Marquess is a character I love and loathe and dresses as for Halloween with very good results, I like to think. She is determined to rule Fairyland and make everyone pay for what they did to her, and she comes very close to achieving her goal. She is hurt and sorrowful and she is a mighty fine character to look to when you want dedication and a pretty covering for a darkness that lies underneath. The Marquess has methods to her doings and I really quite like her, though only towards the end of the first book did I start to. She has so much depth and I really felt for her, despite the fact she did truly awful things to meet her goals.
Well Umbridge is my most hated character from Harry Potter, more even than Voldy-Pants, but I’ve got to admire (in a very scowly way) her determination. Her means, reasonings and ideas are all very dark and displaced, and I don’t know that I’m aware of any good she ever did, in any of the books, but she was fiercely determined to rid Hogwarts of those who she didn’t believe were doing a proper job. And she did come awfully close to getting rid of some very important characters, and did it by being destructive and horrible with a dainty smile behind utter evil.
Stay tuned for some more bookish suggestions for the good times, and the bad.
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