“Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again” – Lines from 1994 movie Little Women
Truly said!! Some books are so beautifully written by authors that they stay in your hearts for lifetime. Along with the book, even the characters find a place in your heart. We love to connect with the book and its characters where we relate ourselves with the storyline and the incidents around it. Whether it is cute, mischievous Tom Sawyer or the bubbly Pollyanna, every literary character has succeeded to win the hearts of several readers for countless decades. This article is again a reboot of my earlier article – Famous Literary character where I have compiled a list of some of my lovely literary characters I adored the most.
1) Laurie – I appreciate the imagination of Louisa May Alcott for creating so many lovable characters in just one novel – Little Women and Laurie is one of them. I am truly a die-hard fan of Louisa May Alcott and consider her as my mentor for bringing warmth in my writing skills. Though the novel “Little Women” is focused on March Family, Laurie the neighborhood boy plays an important role in this storyline.
Nicknamed as “Laurie”, Theodore Laurence is the grandson of Mr. Laurence, the wealthy business person. Since Laurie’s parents are no more, Laurie is raised under the strict discipline of Mr. Laurence. Jo March befriends Laurie and the friendship blossoms into a tender relationship. Laurie gets a good companionship of March sisters and finds motherly love in Marmee, the mother of March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy). Little Women is not just about family, it’s also about friendship, care and love. Laurie is the lovable, boy next-door kind of person who always believes in helping people and bringing a smile on everyone’s face. The role of Laurie was portrayed by actor Christian Bale in the 1994 movie – Little Women. Do read “Little Women” to know about this charming boy named Laurie.
2) Louisa May Alcott’s Beth March and Josephine March – Though several decades may have passed off, but the freshness and warmth of Louisa’s masterpiece novel – Little Women is still intact and is entertaining the younger generations. It has been six years that I read this masterpiece, but still I haven’t forgotten even a single phrase, incident or character from the book. The beauty of the book lies in its warmness and its simplicity that has won the hearts of million readers worldwide and I am one of them.
‘Little Women’ is all about loving and caring your family in happiness and sorrow. This story revolves around March Sisters – Meg, Josephine, Beth and Amy. Little Women is based on life of Louisa May Alcott and her family. Through this book, Louisa has beautifully written about her life’s sweet, bitter experiences and her bonding with her younger sister. Josephine March is exactly what Louisa was. If Josephine march is short-tempered, tomboyish then Beth March is a sweet little, homely girl who prefers to stay away from the outside world and has made home her world.
3) Kate Douglas Wiggins’ Rebecca Rowenna Randall – Rebecca Rowenna Randall became a household name and a popular literary character the day the novel “Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm” was published. The simplicity in the writing of Wiggins connected with the readers and the courageous spirit of Rebecca was truly appreciated worldwide. I had purchased this novel long back in 2002 from a bookstore and I was truly impressed with the vivacity, courage and the humbleness of this literary character. The novel has been brilliantly written with such sheer simplicity that I was inspired to write a blog post on this novel twice on my word press blog.
The soul and power of this novel lies in its simplicity which soothes the reader’s mind and gives him a new hope to see life from a refreshing perspective and the courage to face the adversities of life smilingly. Rebecca leaves her hometown “Sunnybrookfarm” to pursue her education at her aunt’s house only to face bitter taunts by her aunt Miranda Sawyer. How Rebecca faces the adversities and achieves her goal is best to be read in the novel “Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm”. I wish someday a hollywood motion picture is made on this unforgettable warm novel with a brilliant star cast.
Through this blog post, I have taken a small effort to throw a light on some lovely, unforgettable and inspiring literary characters I simply loved. I am looking forward to describe more literary characters in my next blog post. Hope you enjoy reading this blog post. Do comment.