Character Connection is a weekly meme hosted by Jen @ The Introverted Reader.
This is our chance to tell the world about a character that we love in whichever way we want. More information about this meme can be found on Jen's blog
This week I have a special edition of Character Connection for you to tie in with my Adèle Geras Week.
I've decided I will spotlight a character from each of Adèle's novels that I'm featuring this week.
The Book: Troy
Polyxena is my favourite character from Troy because she is the most loyal friend. She is honest about her frustrations, her fears and her dreams. Caring for her elderly grandfather tests her patience and yet she still does it with such dedication and maturity. When the boy she loves tells her he loves her best friend, she does the admirable thing and passes the message to her friend. She is a realist and I love that about her too. Polyxena is definitely a role model character.
The Book: Ithaka
Mydon is a Trojan boy-going-on-man. He is rescued from the fires of war during the siege of Troy by Odysseus himself. He is so full of honour. *Sigh* Oh yes, I am quite enamoured of Mydon. He is a true gentleman. He gives his heart and isn't driven by his desires. Ah, yes. I do love Mydon. He is the equivalent of an English knight in my mind.
The Book: Dido
Character: The Goddess Artemis
Earlier this week, Adèle posted about her favourite Goddess. She chose Pallas Athene. Personally, my favourite Goddess is Artemis. She is Goddess of the Hunt, of Maidens, of Childbirth and the Moon.
In Greek myth, Artemis runs with her army of fair maidens through the forest. In Dido, Artemis protects young Elissa from harm defending her with her arrows. I hasten to add that if the day ever comes that I have a child, it will be reassuring to know that the Goddess is helping me live with the agony of labour. And although I have a phobia of things the lurk in the dark, I do not have a phobia of the moon. I love the moon. It lights the sky and feels me with awe and wonder. (Let us not forget fear when I've been reading certain apocalyptic fiction).
How cool is it that Artemis is a warrior and yet a protector of innocent young ladies? It is glacial in my book!
What do you prefer in a character? Kindess? Villainy? Humour? Heroics?