Thursday, April 4, 2013

Classics Club: April Meme

The April meme for the Classics Club is:

“Who is hands-down the best literary hero, in your opinion? Likewise, who is the best heroine?”

Gee, that's a terribly difficult question!  There are too many to pick from!  It's like asking me to choose a favorite flower out of the zillions on the planet.


The best heroine is Jane Eyre.  She is tough and honest and has all that integrity; you'll never get her to do something that she believes is wrong.  She sticks to her guns.  Plus, I could live with her and enjoy her company.
 


I'm having a harder time coming up with a guy.   After reading Huckleberry Finn, though, I'm actually thinking I'll choose Huck.  He's pretty hard to beat, though I'm sure he would think I'm too civilized and fancy, with my quilts and smocking and all.

Not that I don't love Mr. Darcy or all those other romantic heroes, but I feel like I don't know them as well.  I thought I'd better go for a guy who tells his own story.

8 comments:

wwwdotwallis said...

I'm not sure what counts as a classic but hands down my favorite male literary hero is Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird.

Jean said...

Excellent choice. I haven't read it since I was about 20 so it didn't really come up in my mind; guess I'd better put it on the re-read list.

jennysbooks said...

I'd have said Jane Eyre as well. She is just the BEST. The best hero -- I haven't had a ton of time to think about it, but maybe Hazel from Watership Down? Can my favorite hero be a rabbit? :p

Jean said...

Sure, why not?

Ruth said...

I think Huck Finn is an excellent choice for a literary hero. He actually came to my mind when considering the question.

ebookclassics said...

I didn't participate in this meme, but I would definitely agree that Jane Eyre is the best heroine. She was intelligent, articulate and emotionally stable. She also had a wonderful sense of humour!

Melisa said...

My best heroine is Jane Eyre too!
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Rachel Bradford said...

I chose Jane too. :) And it looks like for the same reason as you did.

As for Mr. Darcy - as much as I love that book and think he's darned sexy - he's not powerful enough for me. Huck was a good choice, though! :)

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