I have fallen in love with a good number of fictional characters
sans fictional characters from movies, television, cartoons ever since I started reading, but for some reason, this question left me thinking of only one… Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Mr. Darcy) in Pride and Prejudice.
Described to be handsome, tall and intelligent — these are qualities I don’t always find with the men I meet. In real life, men are either handsome, tall or intelligent. It’s somewhat rare to see all qualities in one man. I don’t even mind, nor care, that Mr. Darcy has an aloof or snobbish persona. I think he’s that kind of person who cares not for all the BS of his time. Mr. Darcy may have trouble showing Elizabeth his true affections, but I believe he loves genuinely and is kind despite his strict demeanor. Plus, he says the right words when it’s needed. 😀
Moreover, I guess one reason why I also chose Mr. Darcy amongst all fictional characters is that when I was reading Pride and Prejudice, I’ve imagined myself as Elizabeth Bennet. I can really relate to Ms. Bennet a lot as opposed to other fictional characters’ love interests. I think she’s perfect.
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
— Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice