The Charismatic Manipulator: Cynthia Kirkpatrick

The 1st draft of this post has been lingering in my drafts for a year or two. I’m under 20 drafts, and I’m determined to clear them out as much as I can. I’ve noticed a round of defense of the popularly disliked characters which seem to includes some straw arguments for why those of… Continue reading The Charismatic Manipulator: Cynthia Kirkpatrick

Why Do I Dislike Amy March but Admire Anne Shirley?

There are many characters who on the surface look the same, they are elegant, have high standards, popular, live a charmed life in many ways, but they get such different reactions from me. For example, Anne Shirley, who I like and would like to be more like, and Amy March who I resent. The Amy… Continue reading Why Do I Dislike Amy March but Admire Anne Shirley?