30 Day Book Challenge – Day 16

Day 16 – Favourite Male/Female Character 

I have way too many favourite characters but I guess I’ll go through a few of them…. I know the pictures are from the film or TV adaptations of the books but these portrayal of the characters are awesome too. 

Beatrice and Benedick – Much ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare

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I like this relationship and the conversations between the two are hilarious. I’ve seen this played out a few times now and every time this couple manage to make me laugh, especially in the Kenneth Branagh version. They will probably always be one of my favourite couples from literature. 

Hermione Granger – Harry Potter – J.K.Rowling & Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

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Hermione is awesome! She’s smart, witty and very intelligent. I always wanted to be like her and I like the way she is always sorting out Ron and Harry – without her they would probably be very stuck! Especially in the later books when she prepares for everything. I think Emma Watson’s portrayal of her is very good and she’s the way I imagined Hermione to be when reading the books.She reminds me a little of a modern day Elizabeth Bennet, who is also one of my favourite characters. She, like Hermione, is smart, witty and strong headed. Both of them know what they want and they never seem to be afraid of getting it. I like how they both don’t rely heavily on the men around them, yet when they find love, Hermione with Ron and Elizabeth with Mr Darcy its still cute. 

Another one of my favourite characters is… 

Sookie Stackhouse and Eric Northman – The Southern Vampire Mysteries – Charlaine Harries

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Sookie is like Hermione and Elizabeth, she is strong headed and intelligent. I like her attitude and the way she takes everything on so easily. Her narration throughout the books is funny and Anna Paquins portrayal of her in the True Blood series is brilliant. Like Hermione, she is the way I picture her when reading the books, but maybe thats because i’ve read them after the series,who knows! Another character from The Southern Vampire mysteries I like is Eric Northman. Who doesnt like a little bit of a tall blonde vamp?!?!? Although he’s arrogant and annoying at some points its the relationship with Sookie that makes you like him most, especially when he has amnesia or whatever it is. 

And finally…..

Bridget Jones – Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding 

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I love love love this book and I could not stop giggling throughout – I kept getting funny looks on the train! But Bridget Jones is one of my favourite characters,her humour and commentary on daily life is hilarious and I can imagine myself being like this one day (I don’t know whether that’s something to be proud of or not!) I think all the other characters contribute to this hilarity but it is the first person diary style narrative that keeps it funny. Her parents make me laugh and you can see most if not all of the characters in someone you know. 

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