Sunday, May 24, 2009

Which Austen Heroine Are You?

Society snobs and deliciously haughty alpha heroes, beware! For I am Elizabeth Bennet, vanquisher of the pompous.

"You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice! You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. You take great pleasure in many things. You are proficient in nearly all of them, though you will never own it. Lest you seem too perfect, you have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves you very ill indeed."

Tendency to pre-judge? Guilty as charged. And lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness? This could explain all my frustrations with the red tape and wasted energy involved in my day job...

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the quiz here! And be sure to let us know... which Austen heroine are you?


Michele Staci said...

I took the quiz and I'm Elinor Dashwood

I am practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though I am tremendously sensible and allow my head to rule, I have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.

Vivi Andrews said...

I, too, am Elizabeth Bennett - but I felt a bit like I was cheating as I took the quiz since I've read all the books so many times I could identify which response applied to each heroine and Lizzie has always been my favorite.

Anna Richland said...

I'm Emma Woodhouse of Emma, "often deluded" and apparently a pure-hearted meddling likeable snob with good intentions. Sigh.

I must confess to the opposite of Vivi. I couldn't game the quiz because ... hold your table edges, dear reader ... I have never read any Jane Austen. At least, I don't think so. Which probably means I haven't. May I still blog here?

Kate Diamond said...

Vivi, I suspect that I also cheated a bit. I love Elizabeth!

Anna: a romance writer and reader who's never read Jane Austen... are you a unicorn? Seriously, I didn't know this existed outside of myth! :)

Anna Richland said...

Here's what may have happened: in my youth, I started at "A" in the fiction section of my local library and made it to Helen MacInnes (The Salzburg Connection, The Venetian Affair, etc.) before I graduated high school. Perhaps the Austens were checked out when I went through the As? Or maybe I am a victim of randomized fiction shelving or a misapplied Dewey Decimal system?

I am not alone in my youthful library oddities, am I?