Pinku’s post here had me thinking about my favourite avatars in literature. What are the characters that have stuck with me from the books I have read, long after I have finished reading them?
Within the limited reading that I have done, I think these are the characters that have made a lasting impression on me ( I hope I’m not missing something out here! ):
I fell in love with this character when I read the book, and I still am. I have blogged about it, I have discussed it with my friends and family till they have gone bonkers. I have heard that such a person cannot exist in real life, but I wish he could. He’s all I would ever want in a person. He’s so much ME. He gave me a whole new outlook on the meaning of ‘passion’, ‘love’ and ‘creativity’. I’d like a date with this guy, as I said in one of my earlier posts, just listening to him tell tales of the faraway lands that he has visited and his experiences in life.
Anne is all I always wanted to be – chirpy, full of life and imagination, compassionate, sensitive, immensely talkative and having the ability to light up a house just by being in it. If I have a kid, I’d want it to be like Anne. I love such people in real life.
I loved her for breaking down the walls in her husband’s heart because she cared for him. I loved her for not accepting her married life as it was and for rightfully wanting the best out of it. I loved her for having the guts to be a true soulmate and pointing out the flaws that her husband had, for not taking c**p lying down. I loved her for establishing herself in her husband’s life so well that he went to the ends of the earth to find her and get her back.
I loved Shrimati for having the spunk to give her all in her relationship, and yet knowing when too much was too much. I loved her for being the bold woman that she was and taking the painful and hard, but right decision.
I loved Amir for being a ‘true life partner’ to Soraya in every sense of the word. I loved it when he decided to confess his dark past to her. I loved it that he had the guts to go back and revisit his past, and correct the mistakes that he had made.
That’s that, people! Who are your favourite avatars and why? Would love to hear your views.