There is the last time for everything. So this is the time for my final post.
Through this semester I’ve learned a lot about people and their book characters. Now I can tell that I know some of my friends a little bit better, and that my to-be-read pile of books have some additions to it. My friends taught me a lot of useful things, like Anna, who taught me that it’s the author who stands behind any great character, and they told me about things that fictional (NOT REAL!!) people can teach you, like Evgeniya whom Scarlett O’Hara taught that people can be strong when they need to.
I developed a lot in technological aspect: Twitter, WordPress, Thinglink, video editing and whole bunch of useful stuff that will certainly help me further.
All this weeks I was asking one simple and logical question: Who is your favorite book character? And I never answered that question myself. Well, considering that this is my last post I will do it.
I was thinking very hard about it this several month, and I realized that for me it is not one character, but many. They all have something I like in them, sometimes things that contradict each other, which makes it even harder to choose. Nut I finally stopped on one: Lisbeth Salander, one of the main characters of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The book is the first one in the series, which consists of three books. Many people find this books disturbing and harsh. However, the plot is so complicated that it’s pointless to try to explain it. So let’s talk about the character herself.
Lisbeth is a very talented world-class hacker with a photographic memory, and her work is to gather information for one of the security agencies. She is one of those characters whose past is very important, as it influenced her current state in life. As a teenager Lisbeth has overcome some problems that left her under a supervision of the mental institution. However, it is very complicated to conclude about her mental state: it is clear that she is not insane and she does not have any problems in part of education, but she can be violent, and most of the time acts like a sociopath. She is constantly being claimed violent and insane in the books, while readers know that she is not, and all her acts of violence have some justification.
“Don’t ever fight with Lisbeth Salander. Her attitude towards the rest of the world is that if someone threatens her with a gun, she’ll get a bigger gun.” – says one of the characters about Salander.
Lisbeth Salander is a very strong character in a way that is hard to explain. After all the things she lived through during her childhood, she still manages to function as a normal human being. Also, her way of thinking leaves me absolutely fascinated. She is independent and outstanding. Of all the books I have read I have never read about someone like Salander. I admire her strength, will, and the way she never gives up.
Now I finally know who is my favorite book character, though this character is really hard to explain. I don’t know if Lisbeth Salander will tell my readers something about my personality, but I am proud of loving her. So off I go to revisit amazing miss Salander, as now I feel some kind of nostalgia, and I will leave you on this note. Read and be happy 🙂
And have a look at the books once again 😀