So it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, and as I’m posting it it’s only just still Tuesday (but it’ll be Tuesday for another few hours in some parts of the world so that totally counts, right?)
This week’s topic is a pretty cool one, which is why I just had to do it. It’s: Top Ten Favourite Heroines From Books (or TV shows/films). Pretty cool huh? Mine will be a combination of the two, because there are awesome heroines in every medium.
1. Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series.
This one should go without saying really. She’s smart, she’s brave, but she doesn’t have to sacrifice her femininity in order to be all of those things.
2. Danaerys Targaryen – A Song of Ice and Fire
She gets bullied and abused by her brother, sold and forced to marry the leader of a brutal gang of warriors on horseback. So what does she do when her husband dies? She takes control and leads that unruly troop into battle and tries to free as many slaves as possible. Oh yeah, badass.
3. Vianne Rocher – Chocolat
What I love most about her is that she stays true to who she is and what she believes in, but at the same time she accepts and respects people’s differences and doesn’t try to convince them of her ways, even though that’s exactly what they’re trying to do to her.
4. Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games (the book version!)
She’s an admirable character and a likeable heroine because she gets thrown into a situation and tries to make the most of it. She sacrifices herself in order to save her little sister from inevitable harm, which is one of the most selfless things a person can do for a loved one.
5. Matilda – Roald Dahl
She’s probably the best role model for young girls there is. Matilda teaches girls that it’s okay and even good to be smart and different, and that you should stand up for what you believe in.
6. Precious Ramotswe – The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Her love for people and her country, and her general philosophy and outlook on life are simply amazing. If I had to choose the wisdom of one fictional character to live by, it would be the wisdom of Mma Ramotswe.
7. Lucie Pevensie – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)
She’s the first one to discover Narnia behind the wardrobe, and sets events in motion that eventually lead to saving the the magical land. She’s inquisitive, loveable and loyal, which is why I love her so much.
8. Ishraq – The Order of Darkness series
I love her because she’s a highly intelligent woman living in the Middle Ages, who basically doesn’t give a shit about the fact that women are supposed to be subservient slaves. She’s had an education, has knowledge of science, medicine, mathematics, and languages, as well as being a pro at martial arts. She doesn’t need to be saved from sticky situations. In fact, she’s the one doing the actual saving most of the time!
So that’s all from me for now. Who’s your favourite fictional heroine?