Question of the day.

Who is a character from a classic novel you really like, or at least relate to?

My answer:

If Anne of Green Gables is considered a classic, can all L.M. Montgomery be considered as such? If yes, then it’ll surely be one of her characters. While my favourite book/series by Montgomery is Emily of New Moon, my favourite female character from her books is actually Valancy Stirling, from The Blue Castle. I don’t know what it is about her, but I like her SO, sooo much, she was one of my first literary fazas. Also I find her and her life oddly relatable, and I can’t even put my finger exactly on why, but I suppose it’s more about the details rather than the full picture. I find Emily even more relatable, but slightly less likeable. My favourite male character created by L. M. Montgomery is Dean Priest from the Emily books, whom a lot of people consider to be a creep because he was in love with Emily even though she was I guess like twelve when they met and he was over ten years older than her, but I’ve never really seen it this way and I don’t think their relationship is creepy even though it doesn’t work out in the end. I think Dean is a very interesting character, and I also had a sort of faza on him, and when I first read Emily I was actually quite disconsolate to find out that, in the end, despite having planned to marry Dean, she chooses to marry Ted who has no personality imo and is absolutely meh. It took me some time to understand that it probably really would be a bit of a disaster with Dean and all Emily’s writing dreams would fly out the window. Also Pat Gardiner from Pat of the Silver Bush. I don’t love her, and the books are meh compared with some of the better books by Montgomery but I nevertheless found her extremely relatable when I was a kid because of her love for her home, and I was away from mine at the time, and I understood her need for stability and being where she belongs to, and her fear of changes.

How about you? πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. I have yet to finish Anne of Green Gables but definitely consider it a classic. I’d love to read those other books. I haven’t really read (m)any classic novels to be honest, so I don’t think I can name any character. I mean, I loved Ronja from that Astrid Lindgren book but don’t think that’s considered a classic yet.

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    1. Anne certainly is a classic! πŸ™‚
      As for Ronja, I guess it depends on a region really. I’m pretty sure that all Astrid Lindgren’s books would be considered children’s classics in Scandinavia, and they’re extremely well-liked and well-known here in Poland as well and I think many people would consider them classics too though Ronja is lesser-known than say Pippi Longstocking or The Six Bullerby Children/The Children of Noisy Village or Brothers Lionheart, but I still think it would count as a classic. Meanwhile in the English-speaking world probably not so much indeed.

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  2. I ought to reread the Emily books, because I liked them but I don’t recall a single thing! I should consider it!! And yeah, I say they count as classics! If nothing else, they’re children’s classics! YAY!

    Hmm… who do I relate to from a classic novel… probably Meggie from “The Thorn Birds”. There’s this part where she’s getting out of the hot tub and she says, “I detest the name Meghann.” (That was how she spelled it.) I love that part! She’s speaking my language! πŸ˜€

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