For all the sisters out there, you know how special it is to be a sister. Of course, not everyone has a good relationship with each other, but when sisters get along, it’s great. I hung out with my sister last night and it was long overdue. We both have our own lives and get busy, but it’s so nice when we do get a chance to spend sister time together. We live within five minutes of each other and attend the same church so I do see my sister, but it’s been awhile since we’ve hung out, just the two of us.
Since this is a blog for writers and those who love to read I thought I’d segue that into a discussion on famous sister characters in books. I am a huge Jane Austen fan and love the relationship between the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility. This is one of my most favorite of Austen’s works, especially because I so well relate to their relationship. My sister and I mirror those characters pretty well. I’m more like Elinor and she is more like Marianne.
In Pride and Prejudice I really relate well to Elizabeth Bennet and to her sister, Jane, more than to her other sisters, Mary, Kitty and Lydia. The sister dynamic of this book reminds me of the same dynamic in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and how all those sisters relate to each. I always loved the character of Jo and Meg, more than the other sisters, Beth and Amy. Back to Austen’s Persuasion, out of the two sister characters, Anne and Elizabeth Elliot, I most related to Anne.
Do you have a sister(s) that you love and is a best friend? Can you relate to any of the above-mentioned famous sister characters? Are there any other sister characters not mentioned above that you relate to?
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