The ladies at Hellogiggles, Zooey Deschanel’s site, wrote modern characterizations of Jane Austen’s heroines. Which one do you resemble most? I think in manner, I am most like Fanny Price and Anne Elliot here, and most like Elizabeth Bennet in my beliefs.
You are quiet and unassuming. You’re more of a watcher than a go-getter. In fact, your observational skills are quite keen. You don’t feel the need to say every single thing that pops into your head. You choose your words carefully. You really resent being labeled as mousy because you’re not an attention whore. But you do privately think that attention whore is the perfect word to describe some of the people you know and that says something about you, too. When you fall for someone, you fall hard and long. You are loyal, you have convictions. You prefer the term ‘conservative’ [EW! except not!] to describe your nature but you know others that think you’re uptight and a prude (namely the attention whores.) But you are sweet and even gentle. It’s just that more often than not, you are overlooked. Sometimes you wish that actually, you weren’t so smart and observant so that at least you wouldn’t notice when people fail to notice you. Oh well. You are Fanny Price.
They dumb our heroines down a bit (especially Marianne, who I consider intellectual), but it’s worth a read! :)