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Which Austen heroine am I?

I am Marianne Dashwood!

“You are Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are impulsive, romantic, impatient, and perhaps a bit too brutally honest. You enjoy romantic poetry and novels, and play the pianoforte beautifully. To boot, your singing voice is captivating. You feel deeply, and love passionately.”

Take the Quiz here!

Umm. I took piano lessons for a year when I was ten… that’s not “beautifully”, that’s “yes, you do play only a little”. Captivating singing voice? I do okay on Singstar, but I wouldn’t call that “captivating” by any stretch of the imagination! I also have an intense dislike of poetry. I once bought the collected poems of DH Lawrence in a fit of “I like his writing and he’s a LOCAL!” (five years in Nottingham and I’ve still never been to the DH Lawrence Heritage site in Eastwood, 20 mins from where we live now *cough*) only to remember, when I finally opened it to read, that I find 98% of all poetry insanely dull to read. Not that I think all poets are bad or anything, I’m sure a lot of them are fantastic, I just can’t stand the medium for some reason. Vogon poetry being the big exception. The rest of the description I pretty much agree with. They should’ve thrown in a description about fancying older men as well, and hey presto… 😉 (Or maybe Brandon isn’t that much older in the book? I can’t remember.) Naww, now I feel like watching Sense & Sensibility again. ‘Twas such a long time ago.

Traxy Thornfield

A Swedish introvert in Robin Hood Country (Nottingham, UK) where she lives with a husband and two cats. She's an eager participant in tabletop and play-by-post roleplaying, woodworking, photography and European travel. Will get a novel out one of these days, if she doesn't get too distracted on the way.

4 thoughts on “Which Austen heroine am I?

  1. I took the quiz some months ago and … you can also see it on my blog … I am Anne Elliot. Maybe it is a question of age too. I can’t be Marianne, though I’ve always preferred her free spirit to Elinore’s sense.

  2. Ha!Ha! I did this quiz from Maria Grazia’s blog awhile ago and it turns out that I am Elinore!
    Isn’t that neat that we are all different?
    I think that it shows that it is a fairly good test, as some other similar type of quizes turn out where almost everyone is the same thing!

  3. And by the way, I think I would still be Elinore, even at a young age! I may not ACT so proper but I do think things out quite a bit before I act, so I have never really been too impulsive.

  4. It’s great that we’re all different, I agree! 🙂 Perhaps also a good measure of how “real” Austen’s characters both were and still are! Which is really amazing, considering they’re about 200 years old now.

    I think the “brutally honest” bit came into play today. I was being interviewed for a job at a callcentre and truthfully answered why I left my job at a tech support callcentre a few years ago… It made me giggle afterwards, though, because the lady at the agency said to not mention the fact that I’d rather work with web development than customer service to the interviewers… but they never said anything about keeping a lid on why I quit from the callcentre (nor did they bother asking)… So yeah, brutal honesty ftw!

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