Austen Heroines ! Which one am I ?


I took this fun quiz at and it appears that the person I am most like is Anne Elliott from Persuasion.

I am Anne Elliot!

Take the Quiz here!

Not having read the book as yet, I will have to go with the quiz’s description of her character

“You Are…Anne Elliot!
You are Anne Elliot of Persuasion! Let’s face it; you’re easily persuaded, particularly when friends and relatives try to use “the Elliot way” against you. But this doesn’t mean that you don’t have conviction. Actually, your sense of duty is overwhelming. And though you won’t stick your neck out too often, you have learned to speak up when it counts. To boot, you know how to handle sticky situations. You love deeply and constantly.”

Not too bad. She sounds a little boring but ok. Generally, I find it hard to relate to the Austen girls as such. However, after making an effort to understand the society in those days, I must say I am beginning to see the charm. Definitely Elizabeth Bennet is vivacious, and Catherine Morland (of Northanger Abbey) is sweetly innocent and credulous.

However, one of the most interesting Austen heroines would have to be Lady Susan (from the novel Lady Susan – one of Jane Austen’s less popular novels). Written in the form of letters between all the various protagonists (don’t know how else to describe it), Lasy Susan is not a likeable woman. She is a scheming widow on the lookout for a rich man to marry. She is jealous of her daughter and schemes to marry her off against her wishes. Personally, I think this one was one of the best books by Jane Austen, and something I tend to reread again and again.

So, take the quiz and let me know which heroine you are.

Do you have a favorite Jane Austen novel ?

5 Responses
  • Anisha Zaveri
    February 14, 2009

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I am Marianne. I swear I didn’t manipulate the results to match Marainne.

    Thank you. This made my day. I shall now send the post to my other Austen-phile friends.

    PS: Persuasion is a lovely book, must read. I haven’t read Lady Susan. I will add to my growing list of things to do after TY exams. 🙂

    • Nish
      February 15, 2009

      Great…isn’t it great to be what you like 🙂 I know, I should read Persuasion, but somehow the slow start made me keep that aside. Really need to pick it up again

  • Anisha Zaveri
    February 14, 2009

    I hope I’m Marianne. She’s the one with whom I identify the most. I was very sad the day I turned the last page of Sense & Sensibility. My favourite Austen? I never liked Emma. It is supposed to be her best, but I didn’t like it. From the rest I cannot decide. I am going to take the quiz now!

  • Casey
    February 9, 2009

    I took this quiz – I am Marianne Dashwood of Sense and Sensibility 😀

    • Nish
      February 11, 2009

      hehe…full of sensibility, are we ?

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