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Who did you want to be in your favourite book/movie?
And who are you afraid you might really be?

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#1 Literally Literary

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

For example, in Pride and Prejudice I (and everyone else) wanted to be Elizabeth . . . but in reality, I'm afraid I'd be cast as Mary (her studious, tedious and morally pretentious sister).

Similarly, in the Narnia books, I wanted to be Lucy enthralled in this parallel world . . . but can see how I could end up being her older sister who negates her Narnian adventures as she 'grows up'.

So which heroine/protagonist did you want to be and which character in that book/movie is actually more like you?

Edited by Literally Literary, 30 January 2013 - 08:11 PM.

#2 CalEliKat

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

I wanted to be Jane Eyre because I adored Mr Rochester but in all honesty he would have had me locked in his attic pronto.

I would have been Mrs Danvers in Rebecca without a doubt.

Ooh and I wanted to be Dorian Grey - no consequences for your behaviour...well until there are consequences.

Edited by kerrie23, 30 January 2013 - 09:56 PM.

#3 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Jo out of Little Women, but in reality I am more Amy ( i would NEVER cut off my hair)

#4 CalEliKat

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Jo was the best character in Little Women and I think out of all of those girls I would have been her, no way I could be Amy, I am not vain, or Beth, I am not nice or sweet, and certainly not the insipid Meg.

Laurie was cool too.

#5 Lishyfips

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

When I was around 12 I desperately wanted to be Anne of Green Gables - but more in the telemovies* than the books because, frankly, the books were a little tedious.
* Not that atrocious fan fiction sequel to the sequel with Cameron Daddo, though.

#6 Literally Literary

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

QUOTE (kerrie23 @ 30/01/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wanted to be Jane Eyre because I adored Mr Rochester but in all honesty he would have had me locked in his attic pronto.

I would have been Mrs Danvers in Rebecca without a doubt.

Ooh and I wanted to be Dorian Grey - no consequences for your behaviour...well until there are consequences.

Oh, I would definitely be handed a one-way ticket to the attic!

And I never felt like I belonged in Little Women - while I admired Jo, I wasn't like her and the others just left me cold.

I loved the idea of being Anne of Green Gables (of course) but thought/hoped that I could at least have been one of her many friends at Redmond - Priscilla or Stella maybe. I definitely didn't want to be Diana - she was lousy at grammar and married Fred Wright!

#7 niggles

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

I wanted to be Winnie in the Wonder Years but I wasn't cool enough and couldn't flip my hair like that.

And Wilhelmina in The Tillerman Saga by Cynthia Voigt.

I wanted to idetify with Jo but I'm probably more of a Meg. Jo was a little too insecure and Meg was realistic about what she wanted.

I wanted to be Ilse from the Emily series when it comes to LM Montgomery. And marry Teddy. But that would have messed things up for Emily.  

#8 71Cath

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I definitely wanted to be Anne as well.

I would probably be Marilla now, I am a bit cranky... ph34r.gif

#9 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

I wanted to be Stacy in the babysitters club but unfortunately was more of a Mallory crossed with Kristy. (ie instead of being cool I was a nerdy bossyboots)

#10 ComradeBob

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I always wanted to be The Story Girl in LM Montgomery's stories.

Or Nancy in Swallows and Amazons, although I suspect I'm more of a Susan *sigh*

#11 Literally Literary

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

Oh dear, I've just realised I have pre-Anne Marilla moments myself! Though, to my credit/discredit, I'll never be a Mrs Rachel Lynde or Miss Cornelia Bryant!

I loved the Story Girl and wished I had such a magnetic talent. I thought Ilse was great in the Emily books but was SO happy when Emily and Teddy finally got it together.

I also loved Valancy in the Blue Castle but what was Montgomery thinking when she named the hero . . . Barney! I guess she never thought of consulting EB Baby Names (apologies to any Barneys).

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