Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rose vs. Luce

I have been doing a lot of reading, a lot of writing, and a lot of blogging. (Summer vacation how I love you). And I have thought about this topic several times before and I am wondering about other people opinions.

For a female protagonist would you prefer her to be brazen and self-assured or meek and mild that comes into her own, but seems to need a protector?

For example, I love Rose from The Vampire Academies. I love the fact she doesn't wait for people to tell her what to do. She assesses the situation, makes a plan and carries it out. However her faults, I think are much more apparent, such as acting before she thinks and hurting people (Adrian) due to her selfishness.

Then you have

Luce from the Fallen series (though she tries to figure things out) is more average and cautious and waits to see what others do until the end of the second book. And I think Luce's faults are subtle. I can't call her weak, but I can't really call her strong. I can't say she isn't willing to fight but I wouldn't classify her as a fighter.

My questions to you are: Which female protagonist do you prefer? and who is (are) your favorite female protagonist?

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  1. I agree with you. Rose is one of my favorite heroines. She was so amazing! I also loved Luce. It's a toss-up. But I would choose Rose almost any day.

  2. Rose is my favorite...Im kind of biased about it! Do you have any other favorite heronies?

  3. I love Rose! I love how she acts first and thinks later. She really takes initiative and doesn't let other people tell her what to do.

    Another heroine I love and admire is Katniss from 'The Hunger Games'. She is always doing what she thinks is right and not necessarily what others think are right.

  4. I like the sounds of Rose! When the female MC takes action (even if its so stupid) makes me want to root them on. But then if done right, I like a character that is like Luce. Out of the two though I enjoy the brazen and self assured! I think one of my favs is Gabi from "The River of Time" series :)