Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most


Considering that I barely have a favourite character, I think it’s quite plausible to expect that I don’t really relate to any character at present. Perhaps this is due to a lot of the books I read being heavily fantastical, but even in terms of character I haven’t found a character that’s similar to me. At least not in books. But if I really had to choose one, it would be Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking-glass.

“What wert thou, dream-Alice in thy foster-father’s eyes? How shall he picture thee? Loving first, loving and gentle: loving as a dog (forgive the prosaic simile, but I know no earthly love so pure and perfect) and gentle as a fawn: then courteous—courteous to all, high or low, grand or grotesque, King or Caterpillar, even as though she were herself a King’s daughter, and her clothing wrought of gold: then trustful, ready to accept the wildest impossibilities with all that utter trust that only dreamers know; and lastly, curious—wildly curious, and with the eager enjoyment of Life that comes only in the happy hours of childhood, when all is new and fair, and when Sin and Sorrow are but names — empty words signifying nothing!”

That quote from the annotated Alice by Martin Gardner best sums up why I relate to her.

And strangely enough, this is my favourite portrayal of her (other than the books):

 

I haven’t actually played the game, but the madness that seems to colour the trailer is most appealing.

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