Jessie Wilcox Smith
Recently, Gina from Fantasy Casting, asked:
If you could be any literary or film character, who would you choose? Would you choose somebody like you, or somebody you wish you could be like?In her article (which is worth checking out), she talks about how she sometimes identifies with characters, and how other times, she just wants to "slap them up beside the head."
I can definitely relate, and her post got me thinking about who I would choose. Would I choose anyone? There are definitely books I have read that somewhere in my frustration, I had began to wish I could go into the book, just to change it. Twilight would be a good example of this. If I could be Bella Swan for a day, I would begin my morning with a nice little visit to La Push, to tell Jacob that he's the man...my man. But that's an old, heated debate that I won't stir up.
On the opposite end, there are the characters who I would LOVE to be, simply because of their strength: Clare Randal from Outlander, Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings, and if it weren't for Rhett Buttler's famous last words, I would jump at the chance to be Scarlet O'Hara. But I hate the feeling of a broken heart, and in truth, I am too much of a coward to face what those three women faced.
Which brings me to the second part of Gina's question: would I choose somebody like me, or somebody I wish I could be? I think, given the chance, I would choose someone I wish I could be.
...at least, that's what I'm telling myself right now. But in all honesty, adventures in books are fun for me, because I'm not actually the one who's racing against time, in pain, or about to lose the love of my life. I've already had more than enough trials in my life thankyouverymuch, I don't want to live through more. Have I mentioned my chosen screen name when I was a teen, was: 'AwaitingMyKnight'? I want to live the easy life!!
So my pick?
Well, I don't know her name, but she's nothing like me. In fact, she lives in a castle (far, far, away). She once pricked her finger on a spindle, and now she rests upon a soft bed, in the tallest tower, biding her time until her rescuer--the dashing Prince Charming--comes to lay a kiss upon her lips. :)
Now, which character would you choose?