I’m back today with a new installment of “Get up Offa that Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza.” Today’s topic is inspirational women in literature which is fantastic. And also so easy to get going and never stop listing great female characters. So I stuck with 5 of my favorites. Enjoy!
Dinah // The Red Tent by Anita Diament // Dinah is the daughter of Leah and Jacob (as in Israel) from the Bible. This story chronicles her coming of age through life in Jacob’s family, specifically experiences as a woman in the red tent–where women went during childbirth and menstruation. A fascinating read!
Jane // Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte // I love this novel so much. Jane is an intriguing protagonist who rises from a penniless orphan to the governess and eventually bride of Mr. Rochester. She may seem naive and innocent, but I am amazed by her intelligence and moral courage.
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, and Marme // Little Women by Louisa May Alcott // Another one of my favorite classics. Each of the women in this family–the daughters and mother–show incredible strength and wisdom throughout their stories. I find myself identifying with all of them in some way.
Anne Shirley // Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery // Anne is one of my favorite characters in literature. Period. She is a dreamer, a fighter, and a kindred spirit. How I love her story and her journey to find happiness, home, and love.
Hermione Granger // Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling // This list would be incomplete without Hermione. I love this series so much. And it is Hermione that keeps the heroes alive with her ingenuity, strength, and bookish knowledge. If only everyone had read Hogwarts: A History 🙂
Who are your favorite inspiration women in literature?