Happy International Women’s day everyone!
Strong female characters have always been the best part of any book to me. I love reading about women who are independent and capable of making their own decisions, and save the day. They are so important to the story, that without them, everything falls out of place. Today, being International Women’s day, I am going to talk about 7 of my favourite female characters in literature.
- ANNE SHIRLEY FROM ANNE OF GREEN GABLES:
Anne is, was and always will be my most favorite character. She is imaginative, ambitious, curious, intelligent and brave. I always identified myself with Anne for her wild imagination, her love for books and writing and her general quirky nature. She is an ideal example of how a girl or woman can be themselves and not worry about what other think. Anne is an inspiration to every girl out there. She reminds us to dream everyday and look for positivity in everything.
2. HERMIONE GRANGER
Hermione Granger was a huge inspiration for me when I first started reading Harry Potter. She reminds us that one can be cool and amazing even if they are a huge nerd and follow every rule. She saved Harry and Ron every time they got in a trouble. And her courage and bravery brings out the true Gryffindor in her always.
3. LUNA LOVEGOOD
I cannot imagine Harry Potter without Luna Lovegood. To me, Luna is the most inspiring character in the whole Harry Potter series. She is dreamy, hopeful and never once tries to change herself for others.
4. GINNY WEASLEY:
Ginny Weasley is yet another great character in the series. When she is first seen in Philosopher’s stone, she is a small, cute little girl. But throughout the series, she grows into a wonderful, brave and courageous girl.
5. ANNABETH CHASE FROM THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES:
Anyone who has read Percy Jackson can never forget the brainy Annabeth Chase. In the whole series, she always uses her brains and bravery to help (and many times save) Percy and so many other characters. She is a true leader and always knows what to say or do at the moment.
6. ELIZABETH BENNET FROM PRIDE AND PREJUDICE:
Who can forget Lizzie Bennet, the heroine of the classic Pride and Prejudice? I love Elizabeth for her forward thinking. In a period when women weren’t given much respect, Elizabeth Bennet was a character who was different. She believed that her views were respectable and that she had the right to be heard.
7. LUCY PEVENSIE FROM CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:
I have loved Lucy’s character from a very young age. Even before I read the books, I loved her from the movie. She is kind, sweet and brave. But the best thing about Lucy’s character is her faith. She always believes in Narnia and in Aslan. Something about Lucie is so endearing that it makes us want to believe in goodness like her.
That’s it for today! Comment below and tell me your favourite female characters!