Favourite Female Character
But my real favourite female character is Elizabeth Bennett from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice..
Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, follows the fortunes of Elizabeth Bennett, as she tackles the complicated process of matchmaking in the early part of the nineteenth century. When the story opens, Elizabeth is 20 years old. and the second eldest daughter in a family of five girls. When faced with the prospect of an interfering mother, and a shortage of eligible men in the county who have a disposable income, Elizabeth must suffer the indignity of being paraded before county's eligible bachelors.
Enter, 28 year old bachelor, Fitzwilliam Darcy, he's mean , moody, sardonic and definitely not someone who would be attracted to spirited and opinionated Elizabeth Bennett....of course, time will prove him wrong.
Elizabeth's feisty attitude and her sheer determination as she fights for her family and her place in society is Jane Austen at her absolute best.
I loved Jennifer Ehle's characterisation of Elizabeth Bennett in the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice .... alongside Colin Firth - they made the perfect Darcy and Elizabeth.
Ottoline in Moon Cottage Cats is my favourite female cat character..
Tiny and delicate she lives at Moon Cottage, where she totally captivated Septi, in the Cats of Moon cottage