Saturday, February 03, 2007

Could be worse

You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

Thanks Tigtog.


lucy tartan said...

Could be worse? That's doing pretty well, I reckon. I suppose you mean you would not like to have come up with Fanny Price. Fair enough.

Elinor and Anne are the durable ones. It would be a bit masochistic to want to 'be' either one given what they go through but

I've just been reading a really interesting book about Sense & Sensibility which argues that Elinor is the first true intellectual depicted in the English novel, because of the way she thinks inductively about the meanings of her experiences, without hiving off her moral or emotional faculties.

By the way it said I was Anne Elliot.

lucy tartan said...

'what they go through but...'

...but it's been a long week.

tigtog said...

So who did you end up as, Ms Tartan?

Carol said...

Hmm an interesting stuff indeed!!

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Zoe said...

Marianne Dashwood, I'm afraid.

And Laura, have you seen the Penguin "Red" edition of S&S? Duck said you might be interested if you hadn't - it's a bit odd.


lucy tartan said...

I haven't Zoe, but I am intrigued now.

&Duck said...

I am Elizabeth Bennett, but for all the wrong reasons, methinks.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Yes, L-- erm, Anne, 'could be worse' was a cautious Elinorean assessment, as in 'Thank God I'm not Harriet Smith, or Mrs Elton/Clay/Jennings, or the Bennet sister who is so colourless I can't remember her name, the one who isn't Elizabeth or Jane or Mary or Lydia.'

That book looks intriguing. I've come to trust Ellen Moody's critical judgement over years and years of reading her posts to VICTORIA, but I'd still like to see it.

Zoe, Marianne is never afraid, least of all of being Marianne. Besides, you score Alan Rickman, though I know there are some people who do not understand this. (And then there's Ciaran Hind, oh my.)

Zoe said...

... and of course everything ends for Marianne most suitably! Heh.

Laura, I'll send you some images when I get a mo.

red said...

That was a bit of fun, thanks for the link, pc.

"...or the Bennet sister who is so colourless I can't remember her name, the one who isn't Elizabeth or Jane or Mary or Lydia."

Kitty, I believe. She was Lydia's shadow and, as Mr. Bennett would say, a silly miss.

I'm Elinor too. Which is fine, heh.

Fyodora said...

I unleashed my inner girl's blouse and achieved an Anne Elliot.

Apparently I'm easily persuaded, or fancy Ciarán Hinds*. Or I like whale sashimi. I forget where I followed the necessary critical path to arrive at this juncture, but all I can say is that I'm heartily underwhelmed with myself.

* Incidentally, isn't he just fucking fantastic as Gaius Julius Caesar in that "Rome" series? Hands-down Best. Kaiser. Ever.


Pavlov's Cat said...

Fyodora, that has got to be some kind of first. Congratulations on checking out the girly quiz, even if you had to unleash your inner girl's blouse to do it. (I gave a class today in which we had a brief discussion of mixed metaphor, but I don't think they're quite ready for that one.) You could have done much worse than Anne Elliot; she is practically the only person in her particular book with any brains, for a start.

Fyodorina said...

Oh, I'm not too miffed. I rather like the character, and I suspect she's the one closest to Austen herself. However, she's not representative of me, and nor are any of the alternatives, which I must say are predictably girly. What happened to Charlotte Lucas or Jane Fairfax or Caroline Bingley or Miss Bates, FFFS? A bit less than the full arse, this quiz, IMHO.

I don't think a male version would work too well, either, as most of the male characters are archetypes, he says, taunting Laura mischievously.

Zoe said...

If anyone's interested I found a website for the Penguin "reds". You'll find all of Austen in the romance section. Heh.

PS Fyodorina, you are the bomb.

lucy tartan said...

Taunt away!