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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Character Connection: Mary (Polly) Milton

Hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader, Character Connection is a way to express how you connect to characters in a personalized way. But go read about it for yourself at Jen's great blog.

Many of you may be wondering,"Who in heaven is Mary Milton, also known as Polly?" Well, I'm here to tell you.  
An Old Fashioned Girl. Not such a well known book as Little Women, but its not because Louisa May Alcott wrote something less than absolutely charming and delightful. I am still to figure out why this book isn't a renowned classic. At any rate, it is to me, and I have read it over and over and over and over again. Yeah, its that good.
There is a fantastic array of character's. But today I'm going to focus on Polly, the heroine of this story, because she's the one I connect with.
Polly, or Mary Milton, is such a darling girl! Sweet, country, old-fashioned, and virtuous-but with a temper, she is so fun to read. As a woman, she is more developed, adorable, and inspiring than ever. I would love to live Polly's life, but that being unrealistic, doing all  I can to imitate it is what I do. Anyhow, enough about my dreams. ;)
I connect to Polly, because, besides living a life I would like, she is a good example of several things-virtue, modesty, etc etc, and that's what I strive to be. She always tries to look on the bright side-a lot of times for other people, and she has self initiative, intuition, motivation, and diligence. But beware, she has her faults. But you're going to have to read the book to find out what they are, because I shan't tatlle.

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  1. I've only finished Little Men. I don't know that I've even heard of An Old-Fashioned Girl, to be perfectly honest. =/ I like that Polly has her faults. I find perfect characters to be a little boring and hard to relate to. I'm not perfect by any means! Polly sounds like a character I'd like to learn more about. I guess I'd better start looking for this book!

  2. +JMJ+

    I read An Old Fashioned Girl many years ago and probably identified with Polly's cousin more because Polly seemed so perfect, despite Louisa May Alcott's giving her a couple of faults. =P

  3. You do these so nicely! I love An Old-Fashioned Girl. :)

  4. I'm really interested in reading this. I love to read other works by famous authors who are most well known for a certain book. In this case Little Women.

  5. I love your blog and I look forward to reading your future posts! :D Happy 4th of July! Follow back please! :D


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