“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ―Nora Ephron
I decided to write on heroines this week, so I searched the internet for the top heroines people loved.
Here’s some from http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/strongest-female-characters-in-literature#.cyXOk7knN Some surprised me, but I smiled as I read through the list, because I can relate to reading about all all these women, and admiring them..
Lizzie Bennett, Pride & PrejudiceNancy Drew, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (I admit to reading all her books)
Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables
Jo March, Little Women
Elphaba, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Lisbeth Salander, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hellen Keller, The Story of My Life
Laura Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie
What made these women great heroines?
They are strong, smart, confident, and know what they want. They were imaginative, ambitious and competitive. They can also be impulsive, argumentative, and willing to do anything for their family or friends.
Strong heroines can also be opinionated, but stand up for what they thinks is right.
Lisbeth from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has a fierce moral codes. She lives by her own rules and sticks to what she believes in. She’s flawed but uses it to push herself to be who she wants to be. She understands herself in a way very few do. I have to admit, I loved Lisbeth.
I’m thinking I need to go back and look at my heroine’s again. Do they have these characteristics?Are there others they need - a sense of humor; persistence?
Who would you have on your strong heroines list? What characteristics do your heroine's have?