Tuesday, January 15, 2008


A quiz for women, unless the men don't mind being identified with one of her women characters.




As Marianne's older sister, Elinor lives at the other end of the emotional spectrum. She rarely reveals her intense feelings and is more concerned with being honest and loyal than having what she deserves. Even though her intentions are pure, she sets herself up for loss by constantly placing other people before her own needs. Overall, Elinor is gentle and rational but is just as capable of radical emotions (despite her withholding them) as her sister.

Elinor Dashwood 75%

Jane Bennet 72%

Elizabeth Bennet 69%

Marianne Dashwood 66%

Emma Woodhouse 41%

Charlotte Lucas 28%

Lady Catherine 13%

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Doesn't every girl want to be Elizabeth Bennett? And it doesn't appear that all of her characters are possibilities, unless this quiz is honestly telling me that I have more of Lady Catherine de Burgh in me than Anne Elliott or Catherine Morland or Fanny Price. I'm not sure I like that implication.

And really? I'm more Jane Bennett than Lizzy? Sigh. I guess that means I'm hopelessly good.

I suppose there are worse things to be.


Ajoy said...

You know you secretly wanted Lady Catherine! Yeah, I agree the quiz has tons of flaws, but it was kind of fun to take :) I would hardly call myself Elizabeth Bennet, after all! I would rather have taken a quiz showing which Austen bachelor we'd be most likely to snag . . .

Laura A. said...

Now that's an idea I can get behind. At Christmastime, I looked through a catalog that had a t-shirt I so wanted to buy myself:
"I Love Mr. Darcy"

Amy said...

I almost bought that same t-shirt for my sister!

I was 84% Elinor Dashwood. That's a fun quiz.

Amy (Zhubber)