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Day 16 - your favorite female character...
Ma Joad from Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
Morgaine (The Mists of Avalon)
Meggie Cleary (The Thorn Birds)
Mina Harker (Dracula)
Charlotte the spider (Charlotte's Web)
If you had asked me a year ago to name my favorite female character, I would have said Scarlett O'Hara without missing a beat. Then I read The Grapes of Wrath and Ma Joad knocked Scarlett off her pedestal. Ma Joad doesn't mess around. This woman is tough as nails and when it comes to taking care of her family, she doesn't take shit from anyone and gets stuff done like a boss. She's not afraid to brandish a blunt weapon when necessary or sleep next to a dead body for the sake of getting her family to their destination. In short, I love Ma.