Monday, March 4, 2013

She taught me.....

I was 14 when I met Scout Finch and heard her say, “I think there is just one type of folks. Folks.” Ten simple words spoken by a mere child! Ten words that ended up shaping how I view the world.
I am headstrong; I react in haste. But eventually, I put myself in the shoes of the other person, and once I do, it is not hard to understand why they did what they did. And I no longer hold it against them.
Empathy- that’s what my favourite character taught me.
What did your favourite female character teach you?
A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.
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Diandra said...

Empathy is a concept I still struggle with, sometimes. It's easy with family and friends, or even coworkers. But that annoying guy on the subway... well, the least I can do is try. ^^

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Oh, I've always loved Scout Finch and you're right; she teaches important lessons about empathy. The trouble for me with answering your interesting question is that I've 'met' too many female fictional characters who've taught me a lot. No way could I discuss it all in one comment...

Moushumi - Rainbows and Cloudbursts said...

My favourite characters in that book were Atticus (esp when I imagined the gorgeous Gregory Peck in that role) and Boo Radley! :)

I think my favourite female character in a book would have to be Draupadi in Chitra Divakaruni's Palace of Illusions and also Countess Vera Rossakoff the glamorous jewel thief who makes her appearance in Hercule Poirot novels


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