Who doesn't have a favorite literary heroine? Whether from days of yore or from this current century? Heroines come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and we all have at least one who has gripped our heart and refuses to let go. You know, the unforgettable ones. The ones that stand out in your mind and when you think of a great story, their name immediately pops up. Whether you have a love of reading or not, I'm positive somewhere along the way, some book was read to you or you watched an adaptation, and you fell in love. I imagine that surely this has happened to everyone at least once. And if you're a reader, it's possibly happened lots of times! :)
Today I want to talk about one such beloved heroine from literature whom I love dearly: Miss Anne Shirley!
As I was thinking about heroines and who my favorites are and why they are my favorites, of course Anne immediately came to mind. How can you not love her? But as I thought about it, I realized I'd never really analyzed why I like her so well. So this is my attempt at explaining my love for Anne with an 'e'. :) (I can't promise that it will make total sense outside of my brain, but I'm going to do my best!)
As Matthew says, "She's such an interesting little thing." She talks a mile a minute and her vocabulary is amazing! That's actually one of the first things that I remember about her. Her "bosom friends", and "kindred spirits", and her love of big words in general.
"People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?"
“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
“There's such a lot of different Anne's in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.”
“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”