It’s a truth universally acknowledged that some of the best characters in literature are female.
From evil to perfect to romantic to old to youthful to brave – I’ve made a list of my favorite female characters for your review and discussion.
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.
She has an encyclopedic knowledge and a quick wit. She’s a heroine for women of all ages!
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.
Instead of marrying for money she wants to marry for love; she’s a very complex character for the time period she inhabits.
Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.
Spirited, good-hearted, and unfailingly optimistic, it is hard not to love Anne of Green Gables.
Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Yes, she’s a super-dark character – but, she’s a world-class computer hacker and amazing at hiding her identity. Dark, daring – but we love her anyway.
Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew Mysteries.
A cultural icon that is cited as a influence by many women who have gone into detective and legal work. After all, she solves mysteries that the River Heights PD couldn’t solve.
Anyone I missed? Who’s your favorite female literary character?