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shawnC
40, Halfway from Austin

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 09 6:51 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Rabelais wrote:
Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye


Wow, I forgot about him. Definitely a good character w/ admirable qualities. But I'm not sure I would call him a role model;-) For me, he got a little too close to majorly screwing up to act as a pattern worthy of emulation.

Since I read Catcher at the same time I read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, I remembered how much I admire Atticus Finch. A real man who doesn't need to flaunt his abilities yet is willing to stand up in difficult situations. What a guy!

Taneil L.
30, Oregon

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 8:28 am Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Characters that I really admire and look up to in books, and not in any particular order:


- Jane Bennet (Pride & Prejudice)
- Rose Campbell (Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom)
- Melanie Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
- Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
- Mr. Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society)
- Sir Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
- Verofaza Enand (The Lamb Among the Stars Series)


That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure I'll think of more after I post this. Razz I'll have to write them down so I can remember!



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Evan Pederson
38, New Hanover, IL

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 10:04 am Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

At the top of my list would probably be Aragorn, from Lord of the Rings. He's such a great example of a servant leader. And he's cool. Cool

Madame Skiles
30, Wichita

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 2:58 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Melanie Wilkes from Gone with the Wind Smile

Patrick Eklektos
32, In God's Will

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 4:42 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sir Gareth from the Idils of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Ferrimer from Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
Percival or the The Scarlett Pimpernel

And probably more.

SDG

Evan Pederson
38, New Hanover, IL

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 5:06 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Patrick Eklektos wrote:
Ferrimer from Lord of the Rings by Tolkien


Ahh, yes. Good one. Of all the changes in the movies, I think none upset me more than the changing of Faramir's character.

Amiable Amy
32, A State Bordered by Eight

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 5:44 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Fun AND worthwhile thread! Smile

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Some of my heroes/heroines (in no particular order) are:

1) Heidi from...Heidi! Wink

2) Beth from Little Women,

3) Amy Dorrit from Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens,

4) Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird,

5) Sam from LOTR,

6) Hesper (if that's her name) from George MacDonald's The Gentlewoman's Choice,

7) Annie from MacDonald's The Maiden's Bequest,

8 ) Princess Rose from MacDonald's The Lost Princess,

9) Colonel Brandon from Austen's Sense and Sensibility,

and 10) Anne Elliot from Austen's Persuasion.

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I am positive that there are many more! Smile




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AmberJ
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 09 7:33 am Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Lock wrote:
Ashlie A. wrote:
This is kind of going in a new direction with the "fictional crushes" thread. Instead of talking about crushes, who are some characters that you especially admire and look up to. Imagine them as older siblings or mentors. Who would you want to "be?" They don't necessarily have to be characters of your own gender either, although that's what I originally had in mind. Both male and female characters can have traits that you admire.


King Leonidas from 300. John Locke from Lost. Kenpachi from Bleach (if anyone watches anime), and Qui-Gon Jinn from Phantom Menace.


Bleach! I watch it. lol And Kenpachi is awesome.

I would have to say:
Brom from Eragon
Gandalf and Sam from LotR
Neville from Harry Potter
Eowyn from LotR
Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island
Rukia, Ukitake, and Soi Fon from Bleach
Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars

and many others I can't remember at the moment

Patrick Eklektos
32, In God's Will

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 09 1:44 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Evan Pederson (MRC) wrote:
Patrick Eklektos wrote:
Ferrimer from Lord of the Rings by Tolkien


Ahh, yes. Good one. Of all the changes in the movies, I think none upset me more than the changing of Faramir's character.


Oh yeah, that is how you spell it. lol Yes, I needed to clarify that it was Faramir from the books. The movies were unkind to him (especially when he was tempted with the ring).

SDG

Kimberly
31, Waynesboro, VA

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 09 1:49 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Gandalf and Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
Eowyn from Lord of the Rings.
Lucy, Aravis, and Tirian from The Chronicles of Narnia.
Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey.
Jane and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.

Pansy
29, Pacific Northwest

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 10 5:03 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Sophy Stanton-Lacy
Mary Poppins
Muggles
Freckles' "Swamp Angel"
Barbara Graham
Eleanor Shipley
Jane Eyre
Polly Milton
Millie Pontipy
Jane Bennet

Trillian Skinner
30, Monterey, CA

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 7:18 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Anne Elliot from Persuasion
Jane Eyre
Eowyn from LOTR

Joe Coupal
32, Colorado

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 10 9:18 am Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Someone said The Illiad, and I remembered how much I admired Diomed when I first read that.

Pansy
29, Pacific Northwest

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 10 10:03 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Gavin (The Little Minister)
Rebekah (Ivanhoe)
Reynie Muldoon (Mysterious Benedict Society)
Cinderella (j/k... sort of)
Darcie Latimer (Redgauntlet)
Alan Fairford (Redgauntlet)
Pollyanna Very Happy (Pollyanna)
Johnny Maxwell (Only You Can Save Mankind)
Adelina (Two Princesses of Bamarre)
Sophos (A Conspiracy of Kings)
Eugenides (The Thief &up)
Gilly (The Foundling)
Nathaniel Bowditch (Carry on, Mr. Bowditch)

K, now where *is* the Fictional Crushes thread? I can't find it and there's millions I want to stick up! Well, okay, dozens.

Pansy
29, Pacific Northwest

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 10 10:06 pm Reply with quote Report this to the Response Team

Julz wrote:
ELSIE DINSMORE!!!!!

Elsie? She gives me inferiority complexes. Sad

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