12 November 2010 @ 08:22 pm
DAY ELEVEN  
Who is your favorite female character? Your least favorite?

This one was easy for me: Dolores Claiborne is my favorite female character. She is amazing. She is a wife. She is a mother. She is a woman who has been battered for years and finally takes a stand when she fears the worst for her children. King did such a wonderful job giving her her own voice. Does she make all the right choices? God no. Does she do what she believes is best for her kids? Hell yes. Love her so much.

Honorable mention goes out to Gert (Gertrude) Kinshaw from Rose Madder. She isn't a major character but she stands out among a book full of women. She's strong, she's confident and she is willing to help others. She's badass. I think everyone loves Gert but then forgets about her when asked this question. So I wanted to make sure she got a mention even if she isn't my total favorite. :)

My least favorite is probably Donna Trenton from Cujo. I find her to be an unsympathetic character. We're supposed to sympathize with her, I'm pretty sure...but I can't. She made the choice to get married and have kids. I don't care if she was afraid of growing old. No excuse for her behavior. We all feel alone and scared...we don't all do what she does. I will be fair though, when it comes to protecting her son she does the best she knows how and that's all we can ever do. I don't actively hate her I just like her the least out of all the major female characters.

Another character I didn't care for too much was Rachel Creed in Pet Sematary. I think when you choose to bring kids into this world you better have your head on straight. She didn't. When you learn her story you feel for her, of course you do, but that doesn't change the fact that she's a neurotic mess. I felt bad for her kids and her husband having to put up with that. Jeez. Again, I do not hate her I just couldn't relate to her as well as I could other characters and so she's on my least favorite list.


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