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message 1: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
What's characteristics do you like in a hero?
(Mine to follow)


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments wit
charm
good looks
generous personality
caring and affectionate
willing to help people less fortunate than himself

more to come!!


message 3: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Great beginning list!


message 4: by Louise Sparrow (new)

Louise Sparrow (louisex) | 262 comments Kindness, intelligence, a good sense of humour, pleasant features, strength of character.


message 5: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Nice!!


message 6: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
what do I like...

well....
humour and wit
personality and a strong character
gentle and kind and generous
intelligence, at least some!
pleasing features; partcularly... eyes and hair...
charm and affection
treats me well ;)

i will stop there.

thinking about heroes in stories, how about what do we like then?

I like a hero who has flaws and faults - perfection is boring and unrealistic! I especillay like a story where the hero and heroine both have flaws and who both 'change' (but that's not the right word) This is Lizzy and Darcy, and their story and how they try to remedy their flaws for each other is why i like them and the story so much!

I also like a hero who has had something bad happen in the past. I gives them hidden depts and more dept to their character, helps to shape them...

i could ramble for a while ;)


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Those are all good points and I agree, the best stories show a change in the characters, they learn or grow or develop and become the hero/heroine as the story develops.
There's also something about the way he looks at the love interest, like the way Darcy admires Elizabeth before he even admits he is in love with her. A lot of movies demonstrate an attraction from the hero just by the look he gives his leading lady :)


message 8: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
That's a good one! And I agree!! Admiration growing to love is good!!


message 9: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments It depends on my mood. One minute one hero may be all that for me and the next, I will be seriously! Having said that, I am attracted to a hero who is

compassionate: wants to help, rescues a damsel in distress, goes out of the way to make someone's life better.

passionate: he shows anger, love, sadness, joy. He speaks with feelings, he makes me feel what he is feeling. One who has a 'nice' mouth. He compliments, he teases but he never seeks to injure or break a heart.

honestly ambitious: whether he is rich or poor, he desires to work and take care of those he love. He has a plan for the future: long term and short term.

I think I covered him :P


message 10: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
That is a great list!!


message 11: by Aerykah (new)

Aerykah | 48 comments Nice list, Marren! I like it! ;)


message 12: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments You know, whilst I wrote this Robert Martin and Henry Tilney came to mind. I really like Robert Martin, he attracted me, he was honestly ambitious and compassionate.


message 13: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Bless Robert!! He is so sweet!!

Love Tilney!! ;D


message 14: by Aerykah (new)

Aerykah | 48 comments I loved Robert Martin too!
I can't remember if there was much of him in the book... But I really liked him in the movie! :)


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Robert Martin was sweet... But really not rich enough for me! (just joking!)

If I had to pick one of the Austen men, it'd be Darcy, no contest.


message 16: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Nice taste Sarah ;)


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