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. 😮
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.