Hello, everyone! Confession Saturday is a new weekly feature, in which we will have the chance to express our feelings towards certain characters. This time of the week we will choose one character and write to him/her about all the things we would like to say. We can explain why we like or dislike each character, which of his/her actions we don't understand and generally whatever comes to mind.
As I've already told you this year I'm taking part in Austen in August. I'm currently reading Mansfield Park, but today I've chosen to write to one of my favourite male characters. Captain Frederick Wentworth is the male protagonist of the Jane Austen's novel Persuasion (1818). He is a complex character and undoubtedly one of the most popular of the Austen's gentlemen.
You ruined me! Along with Mr Darcy, you are the ones to blame for my high expectations in male behaviour. But every time I read your story I can't help feeling admiration for you.
I like the fact that you are not perfect. You are loyal and caring and emotional, but you are also vindictive and careless. Anne hurt you and so when you saw her again you wanted her to understand that you moved on and you wanted to underline the fact that you were a very desirable bachelor. You thought that it was only a harmless flirt, but you were holding your feelings against Anne. I believe that you meant for her to see you and you wanted her to feel the pain. It was fortunate that no-one got hurt from your behaviour. This thing made you real, a human being with real emotions.
It's a little ironic to write a letter to you since one of your most famous actions is the letter you wrote to Anne. I can't even count the times I've read it. I hope someday I'll get one just like that.