Friday, February 8, 2013

Sidekick Saturday [9]


Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment

This week's sidekick type is - Classic:

My choice is Jane Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

By Tony Shek (Rosamund Pike) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jane is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and is soft spoken and kind hearted. Elizabeth describes her as seeing the best in people...that people can do no wrong in her eyes. Her mother describes her as the most beautiful in the county. She is meant to marry Mr. Bingley. She obviously doesn't show interest in others very well and this works against her. I enjoy Jane's character greatly as you can tell that Elizabeth cares deeply for her and vice versa.

Quotes (Movies and Books)

"It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does."

"He is just what a young man ought to be."

"Oh, Lizzy, if I could but see you happy. If there were such another man for you."

"One of these days, Lizzy, someone will catch your eye and then you'll have to watch your tongue."

"You know perfectly well that I do not believe that marriage should be driven by thoughts of money!"

16 comments:

  1. I could never finish reading this book, I still don't feel like going back to it, hopefully soon.

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  2. I love Jane Bennett. Especially how she was represented in the latest Pride and Prejudice, the one in the pics you have up.

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  4. I went about it backwards actually. I saw the newest version of the movie because I'm a fan of Kiera Knightley. Once I saw that, I knew that I needed to read the book and it was easy to follow since I had already seen the movie, but the language may have been an issue if I hadn't.

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  5. Me too :) In modern works, 'the most beautiful' character is often conceited or broken in some way and the hard to connect with person. I love that Jane is the most beautiful inside and out.

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  6. Jane is such a sweet character, and such a loving sister. I love how she always tries to find the good in everyone. I've only caught a snippet here and there of this P & P adaptation; one day I'll have to watch it all the way through, though I am rather attached to the Colin Firth version. :)

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  8. She really is. I'm the same way with this one - I love it so much that I haven't watched the Colin Firth version yet :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  9. Love this idea! So fun! I really like Jane Bennet as well..do you watch the Lizzie Bennet Diaries..there is a wonderful actress playing Jane in that one!

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  10. Danielle @ Consuming WorldsFebruary 9, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    I really love your choice of side kick today! Pride and Prejudice is my absolute favorite book and movie!!! And I think Jane makes the perfect side kick. Loyal, kind and incredibly caring. Her and Elizabeth are like two peas in a pod! :) Great choice!!

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  11. As a matter of fact, while I was posting this I had to pop over to Youtube and watch. I love them! I am up to episode 49. I love Jane on there as well :) Thank you so much for stopping by

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  12. Thank you :) I really love her as well. I think Elizabeth and her are a good pair to balance each other out. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  13. I actually saw the movie and liked it that's why I decided to read the book but I just couldn't finish it, I don't know why

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  14. Oh I completely understand. I never could get through the Fire and Ice series and everyone I know loves that :)

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  15. You know I've never read these. Sounds like a great pick. :)

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  16. Really? I hope you at least see the movie one day. These are some great characters! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

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