Hello book people, welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday ; today we delve into the world of protagonists.
June 21st: Favorite “Unlikeable” Protagonists
— People always tear down “unlikeable” protagonists. But tell us the ones you pulled for!
Let us dive into:
Fanny Price from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Fanny is my second favourite Jane Austen heroine. I think that the film adaptations of Mansfield Park make Fanny look like a push over, grey and lifeless. Although I am still not sold about her love interest with Edmund, there are other characteristics which made me find and root for the girl. We see in the story the growth of a timid girl to an assertive young woman who wants to live happy in love. She is not feisty and that is fine with me; she is more mellow and sometimes to selfless in putting her comfort of her cousins before herself. I simply do not know how she puts up with her aunt Norris!
Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontee
I know there is absolutely no excuse to being an ass BUT when we are introduced to Heathcliff and his treatment during his childhood my heart went out to him. I hate when children are mistreated and at times I feel his revenge is perhaps validated. Some of his actions are indeed questionable but he has that passion and spirit of ambition which lifts his characters.