Middle Earth Travel Posters - Created by The Green Dragon Inn
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Sansa is totally the reader/audience surrogate in this series - let’s face it, most of us would be as clueless as her. She learns to navigate the world to the best of her abilities, seeking her (admittedly storybook) ideals, through messing up and getting in over her head. And don’t even get me started on the Sansa and Brienne “I love tales of chivalry” parallels.
this is legit btw
I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)
also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team
Six Prose Writers: Charlotte Brontë (6/6).
You advise me, too, not to stray far from the ground of experience, as I become weak when I enter the region of fiction; and you say, “real experience is perennially interesting, and to all men.”
I feel that this also is true; but, dear Sir, is not the real experience of each individual very limited? And, if a writer dwells upon that solely or principally, is he not in danger of repeating himself, and also of becoming an egotist? Then, too, imagination is a strong, restless faculty, which claims to be heard and exercised: are we to be quite deaf to her cry, and insensate to her struggles? When she shows us bright pictures, are we never to look at them, and try to reproduce them? And when she is eloquent, and speaks rapidly and urgently in our ear, are we not to write to her dictation?
Hayley Atwell, on Why female action heroes are more than fodder for male fantasies. (via peggyleads)
We need our female heroes to be as real as possible so we know we can be heroic, too, each in our own way.