Colonel Brandon vs. Edward Ferrars
Elinor Dashwood vs. Marianne Dashwood
Who do you like best, and why?
With all due respect to the dear Colonel (whom, I can assure you, I like a great deal) I prefer Edward. He is underappreciated, and doesn't always make perfect descisions, but he always acts like a gentleman, even if he isn't perfect. And, without the crushing sense of his secret engagement and as he grows up more, I think he will be quite less of a social failure than his brother Robert seems to think. Besides, there must be something in him to make Elinor like him so much. And, agreeing with Marianne, I have some objections to a man more than twice my age as Colonel Brandon is. Disagreeing with her though, and to Edward's vindication, I don't think that poetry can be read aloud properly and expressively. It needs to be read just to yourself, or, perhaps, to Elinor alone. And Edward has a nice sense of humor, too.
Who is your favorite? Please comment or, if you have enough time, write a whole blog post about it!