The sound of crying damsels in distress can be a little too much when reading literature for us independent ladies… I mean, how obvious! We’re celebrating those fearless women that make us fist pump in the air after reading the novel – just like we did when we first laid our eyes on Fiona (Shrek).
Join us as we reminisce over the girls you idolised as children and look towards the powerful women you admire now. If we’ve missed out your favourite heroine (which is possible as the list in endless), please let us know!
Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
Lisbeth Salander – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
“There were not so many physical threats that could not be countered with a decent hammer.”
Jane Eyre – Jane Eyre
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart!”
Beatrice – Much Ado About Nothing
“What should I do with him – dress him in my apparel and make him my waiting gentlewoman? He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man; and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him.”
Matilda – Matilda
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.”