Favorite Characters – Must They be Good Guys?

Image courtesy of Disney

Image courtesy of Disney

When I was growing up I loved to read the Disney story books based on the animated (cartoon) movies they had released.  One of my favorites was Sleeping Beauty.  Now Sleeping Beauty is full of wonderful characters.  You have Sleeping Beauty herself, one of the nicest people around.  She was so nice that even the animals in the forest loved her.  She was beautiful, too.  What more could you ask for?  What little girl wouldn’t pick her as their favorite character?  Not me!! I thought the evil fairy, Maleficent, was the most wonderful character.  First of all, she was green.  That was about the same as my having freckles!  Then her name, Maleficent, tells you two things about her; she’s Malevolent (really, really evil) and Magnificent.  Pretty cool, huh?  Third, she was able to put curses on people.  I knew quite a few who deserved a curse or two, starting with my two sisters!  Then there was her ability to change into a dragon.  Oooh, to think you could become a large, scaly monster that could eat what annoyed you.  Life just couldn’t get any better than that! 

I always felt a little wierd when we talked about our favorite characters in school, and I often didn’t volunteer for fear of being laughed at if I disclosed (told) the identity of my favorite character.  Most of my friends picked the good guys, but is that really necessary?  I think any character that impresses you in one way or another can be your favorite.  Therefore, bring on Maleficent, the most magnificent of them all!

Blog Assignment 2 – Who is your favorite character?  Why is he/she your favorite?  Be sure to tell what book he/she comes from.  Write your answer in good paragraph form.