Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Edward Rochester

Name:  Edward Fairfax Rochester
Nicknames/Aliases:  Mr. Rochester, Fairfax, Edward
Novel:  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Role:  Hero
Age:  late 30s
Appearance: The book describes him to have broad and jetty eyebrows, a square forehead, a "horizontal sweep" of black hair, a decisive nose with "denoting" full nostrils, a grim mouth, chin, and jaw. "His shape...harmonized in squareness with his physiognomy." He is not considered handsome.
Occupation: Gentleman
Talents/Hobbies:  Playing the piano, singing, acting, teasing
Place of Residence: Thornfield Hall, England. The author (Charlotte Brontë) is never specific about particular locations. The movies are often set in Yorkshire, probably because that is where she lived.
Virtues:  Passionate, witty, kind heart, fair master, generous, honors promises and follows through with responsibility even if it pains him.
Vices: Moody, secretive, rather short temper/easily annoyed, self-centered, sometimes dishonest, violent emotions, immoral past, has too low of standards.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Edward Ferrars

Name: Edward Ferrars
Nicknames/Aliases: Mr. Ferrars
Novel: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Role: Hero
Age: 23
Occupation: Gentleman, Idle, Aspires to join the Church
Talents/Hobbies: Reading, Riding, Being Outdoors, Friendly with Margaret Dashwood (1995, 2008)
Place of Residence: London
Virtues: Honorable
Vices: Very reserved, Idle/Unsure of His Future, Not a great orator, Appears to Lack Feelings, Engaged to an undeserving woman

Monday, January 30, 2012

Elinor Dashwood

Name: Elinor Dashwood
Nicknames/Aliases: Miss Dashwood, Ellie (2008 Miniseries)
Novel: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Role: Heroine
Age: 19, 27 in 1995 Movie
Appearance: "Young, pretty, and unaffected", Good figure, Average height
Occupation: Gentleman's Daughter
Talents/Hobbies: Managing Finances, Comforting Her Family, Drawing, Caring for Her Sisters
Place of Residence: Norland in Sussex, Barton Cottage in Devonshire
Virtues: Sensible, Controls Emotions, Caring Sister
Vices: Holds emotions in, Appears Stoic

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fanny Price

Name: Fanny Price
Nicknames / Aliases: Christened Frances Price after her mother but always called Fanny, Miss Price
Novel: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Role: Heroine
Age: 10 when story begins, 18 when story ends
Occupation: Naval Lieutenant's daughter, baronet's niece, companion to her aunt
Talents / Hobbies: Reading, sewing, star gazing, riding horses, writing to her brother, reading aloud, patient companion to her aunt.
Place of Residence: Mansfield Park, Northampton, England
Virtues: Gentle, sweet, pure, meek, tenderhearted, kind, good listener, dedicated to her faith, firm in her convictions, a good judge of character, quietly romantic.
Vices: Shy, undervalues her own worth, fears change.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Jane Bennet

Name: Jane Bennet
Nicknames/Aliases: Miss Bennet
Novel: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Role: Other Main Character
Age: 22
Appearance: Pretty
Occupation: Gentleman's Daughter
Talents/Hobbies: Peacemaker, Good listener, Good with children, Can manage a household
Place of Residence: Longbourn in Meryton in Hertfordshire
Virtues: Kind, Good Natured, Sweet, Tactful, Caring, Sensible
Vices: Often thinks too well of people, sometimes hides true feelings

Friday, December 9, 2011

Captain Frederick Wentworth

Name: Frederick Wentworth
Nicknames/Aliases: Captain Wentworth
Novel: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Role: Hero
Age: 31
Occupation: Naval Captain
Talents/Hobbies: Experienced ship's captain, good story teller, dancing. 
Place of Residence: H.M.S. Lanonia (on sea), stays with his sister or brother when on land.
Virtures: Intelligence, spirit, brilliancy, confidence, wit, sanguine temper, fearless mind, gallant, faithful friend, constant in love.
Vices: Sometimes weak and resentful, headstrong.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fitzwilliam Darcy

Name: Fitzwilliam Darcy
Nicknames/Aliases: Mr. Darcy, Darcy
Novel: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Role: Hero
Age: 28
Appearance: Handsome, but proud, Tall
Occupation: Gentleman
Talents/Hobbies: Reading, Writing to his sister
Place of Residence: Pemberley in Derbyshire
Virtues: Honorable, A good brother, Considerate, Clever, Feels Deeply
Vices: Seems Proud and Arrogant, Shy, Not Comfortable Around Strangers