Jane Austen’s most endearing character

The other day I published a blog on a Jane Austen character, I had a few days earlier finished reading, again, “Emma” and there is this one person who really irks me and gets under my skin; so I decided to vent my spleen and wrote the blog ‘Jane Austen’s Most Hateful Person’.

This got me thinking, which in my normal state is utterly out of character; that as I’d been so nasty before I should redeem myself and now present who I believe to be Miss Austen’s most endearing character. This is a lot harder believe me!

After much deliberating with me over the past couple of days I’ve reached a conclusion with which some may agree and which may make other’s think I’m off my rocker. Be that as it may I shall waffle on. šŸ˜®

Of course the first to come to mind was Miss Elizabeth Bennet, who could not but love Miss Bennet, young, attractive, petite and witty and ah those sparkling eyes. And then the precocious Miss Emma Woodhouse old beyond her years, has everything; wants for nothing and always the perfect young lady, even under severe provocation.

As for Marianne Dashwood she pales into insignificance with her sister Elinor a Miss Jane Bennet type of girl, but stronger, more endearing to my way of thinking than Miss Bennet; a lovely young lady.

But my special most endearing character must be Miss Anne Elliot; a gentle, gracious, uncomplaining, sad and sincere lady who endured great heart ache for so long, with such dignity that brings a tear or two when she is re-united with her Captain Wentworth.

What a great Opera this would make if we could but find another Mozart or Verdi, ah for the good old days šŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “Jane Austen’s most endearing character

  1. Hi Mr Smith, how are you? Hope you still remember me! šŸ™‚ Undoubtedly I also love Miss Anne Elliot for her maturity and wisdom. But then she has the advantage of being older than some of Miss Austen’s heroine. So, I must pick another heroine among the younger ones who I like the most. And my pick would be Miss Emma Woodhouse! She’s handsome, clever and rich, has every advantages of nothing to vex her, except her own mistakes. Miss Austen has written a remarkable process of her gradual maturity. So much so that none of Miss Austen’s other heroin have the privilege of being explored the way Emma was. So, there’s my girl for you, Mr Smith. A great pleasure reading your thoughts on Miss Austen’s works! šŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your kind words primasantika; no I haven’t forgotten you and was hoping you’d comment on these Jane Austen characters, I plan to add several more of my likes and dislikes and I hope you will join in and enjoy the fun, after all I think Miss Austen would appreciate our enjoying her work so much so that we think of it as fun.

      I must admit that I did give thought to Miss Emma Woodhouse she is a delight although she does need a spanked bottom at times. I know Miss Elliot is old compared to Miss Austen’s other heroines but she was but 19 when she first fell in love and became engaged and her strength over the following years are what have endeared her to me.

      Do you have any views on my original Miss Austen’s character, is there one that you dislike enormously? I must admit when reading her works I become very involved as if I’m there with the people in the story.

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    1. It seems as if your non comment is just a a way of getting a link to your non Jane Austen page, I do not follow American spin on Miss Austen by people who have no idea whatsoever of things Austen, things English and things honourable and who are out to capitalize on Miss Austen’s remarkable characters in the hope of making a quick “buck”.

      If you have something to say that is in anyway relevant to my blog then go ahead and say it, so long as it falls within the scope of the rules that can be read in the Ramblings section then it will be published; but please if you want to promote yourself go somewhere else!

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  2. Anne Elliot is also my favorite of Austen’s heroines. The poignancy of the story is so touching, but there are so many issues being addressed as well. Austen’s own maturity at the time she wrote PERSUASION makes such a difference.

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    1. Thank you Lauren, I don’t know how you managed to find this blog, but I’m happy that you did. You sum up perfectly with that one,word, poignancy; it most certainly is that!
      I feel this work is becoming my most favoured of Miss Austen’s replacing Sense & Sensibility. P & P is an ideal quick happy light read

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