Bridget Jones is one of the most relatable characters in fiction. What young woman hasn’t worried about her weight, her career, and her bleak prospects of finding Mr Right? Not only is Bridget’s life a mirror image of our own, but her slick humour and honest confessions mean we can’t help but love her.
The Grand High Witch
Roald Dahl’s literary genius created one of the most diabolical villains of the world which chilled all children to the bone- The Grand High Witch. Forget black cats and broomsticks, we were on the lookout for wig wearing women with blue spittle. Her character was so manipulative and heartless, but at the same time such a figure of absolute power, that you couldn’t help but read on in a fascinated state of horror and awe.
Accidently discovering Narnia through a game of hide and seek, Lucy is the definition of childhood innocence. She refuses to doubt herself when scorned by her older siblings, and is moved to great acts of braveness through her desire to do good deeds. Forgiveness is never a difficult concept for Lucy, who never fails to be optimistic and always see the best in others. A true queen of Narnia.
Hermione taught the world that being a bookworm really was something to be celebrated. Her passion for learning and her ability to soak up knowledge like a sponge not only marks her as a confident and aspiring character in her own right, but proves essential in helping her friends. Clever and compassionate, Hermione is one witch the Harry Potter series couldn’t be without.
Despite her meek apparel, Jane Eyre is one of the most determined characters ever created. Her low social status and weak financial position only build her fight for independence. The love story between Jane and Mr Rochester is one of the most famous of all time, but rather than losing herself to passion, Jane chooses to listen to her own steadfast conscience. A truly inspirational character who is not afraid to express and (more importantly) control herself when facing the unknown.