|Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood|
from the 2008 adaptation
|Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood |
from the 1995 adaptation
But, after some thought (that really hurt my head by the way) I think that I have finally landed on it.
I would like to be like Marianne. What I love about her is that she wasn’t ashamed or afraid of her feelings. Although her actions and behaviour were frowned upon during that time I still cannot help but admire her for it. I wish I had the courage (or perhaps the conviction) to wear my heart so much upon my sleeve for all to see.
It is true that she is a pretty selfish individual, but at the same time it could be argued that she is not acting from selfishness but from stubbornness born from following her heart instead of her head.
So who do you wish you were out of all Jane Austen’s heroines or heroes?