Rebecca VA Posted February 18, 2012 Share Posted February 18, 2012 Over on the Accelerated Board they're discussing books that have strong female characters. What does that mean? I've always thought that a great many heroines were strong, though in differing ways. Elnora of "Girl of the Limberlost" is certainly strong and wise in a quiet, feminine way. Scarlett O'Hara is strong but foolish. Almost any female heroine that's halfway interesting is strong in some way. If you were making a list of "strong female characters," how would you define that? Bossy? Wise? Long-suffering but with vast reserves of quiet strength? This is especially interesting me right now because my daughter is dealing with a classmate who thinks she (herself) is the cat's pajamas. She bosses and bullies, thinking that makes her a leader. She brags about how smart she is (she's smart, but not noticeably brilliant or even interesting). I'm quite sure she thinks of herself as strong, but everyone else thinks she's obnoxious. When does "strong" cross over into "insufferable"? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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