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