August 15, 2015

Confession Saturday: Dear Captain Wentworth


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. 


Dear Captain Wentworth, 
Dear Frederick,

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.

Yours,
Aeriko  


10 comments:

  1. I've nominated you for a tag!

    http://fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca/2015/08/90s-movies-book-tag.html

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  2. These are so cute! How fun is that. I've never read persuasion now I am going to have to. Wish I knew about Austen in August I totes would have been on board for that.

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    1. Persuasion is amazing! Ok, I'm a big fan of Jane Austen, but it really is. It feels heavier at times than Pride and Prejudice, though :)

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  3. Hi Aeriko! I tagged you for the Book Cover Guessing Challenge! ☺

    I would love to see your post, so feel free to put your link on my comment box section. Looking forward to seeing it soon. Here's the link: Book Cover Guessing Challenge.

    Have fun! :D

    A Girl Between the Pages

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    1. Another fun tag! Thank you so much! I'll post it as soon as I can :)

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  4. I have read Pride and Prejudice and I am currently reading Persuasion so I know exactly how you feel hehe :)

    @ "Book Addict"

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    1. I'm glad that you feel the same way!Which one do you prefer, Darcy or Wentworth?

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    2. OMG! I really can't choose ahah, I love them both ^^
      How about you ? :)

      @ "Book Addict"

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    3. Well, if we talk about perfection and how the ideal man should be then it has to be Mr.Darcy. But if we are talking about a more realistic man, someone you can actually meet, then Captain Wentworth :)

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