Hello everyone! How are we today?
I’ve been seeing videos on TikTok (I don’t know who the original creator is) and thought that it is such a cool idea. It’s where people select other people (actors/singers/characters) that represent their emotions. It’s based off the movie Inside Out where there are the core emotions and each emotions had a personification to explain them. I thought it’d be fun to do this with book characters. It was hard to narrow down the list to just one each as I could probably name a few for each emotion.
Anne from Anne of Green Gables
When I started thinking of her I just kept picturing her taking in the beauty of everything around her. Either this Anne adaptation or Megan Follow’s version. I know she talks about her temper a lot but when she’s passionate she just adores life, appreciates her fortunes and tries to understand everybody and bring them out to be their best selves. She can definitely light up a room and make people smile over her behaviour. Her energy can definitely be infectious.
“No one is allowed to dictate your worth”
“It’s funny how people are so quick to point out differences when there are so many ways we’re all alike.”
“I’ve come to the happy, evolutionary opinion that I am unusual… and I embrace it.”
Noah from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater
His character popped into my mind. His energy is one where he acts happy but deep down he’s like an innocent child that just wants to be loved and held. I just want to hug him and be friends with him. I picture him as someone who’s there but not present (could be because he’s a ghost). It’s sometimes like how I feel where even though I’m there I’m not present and in a daze, like I’m on auto pilot. It’s just being.
“I was more when I was alive” “You’re enough now” (Blue and Noah)
Charlie from Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Even though, when reading I find Charlie’s character adorable and love him, I relate to him in his vulnerable moments of self-doubt and overthinking. It’s him trying to navigate his feelings and learning how to be comfortable with himself.
Jo March from Little Women
This may be because I recently watched Little Women but Jo is the one I pictured for me. Amy kinda came to mind as well but it didn’t feel like a right fit like Jo did for me. For Jo her anger is this frustration with the world. She bottles it up and tries to control it, suppress it, but it just becomes too much and she can’t hold back any longer. It can get the better of her and consume her but she’ll go away cool down and come back stronger. Despite her anger and outbursts she still makes it classy? I don’t know how to describe it haha but hopefully those who know the character Jo March can understand what I’m trying to explain. I love her characters determination, willing to learn and her spirit.
“I intend to make my own way into the world“
“I‘m angry nearly everyday of my life” Marmee March to Jo
Disgust (More Sassiness)
Even though Dionne isn’t a book character but I just simply love Dionne! She’s sure of herself and will let you know if she feels disrespected. Her fashion sense is so fun and she’ll make sure you’re feeling your best and has your back. It’s those times when I want to make that extra little effort or feeling just that bit more confident within myself. She’s still in the early stages within me but I’m hoping over time it will only grow and I will be stepping into that energy.
Cher “Would you call me selfish?” Dionne “No, not to your face“
“You know I hate it when you call me woman“
I love all of these characters and they have a special place in my heart. I enjoyed writing this blog and like I said could have written a list for each emotion! Anyway, hope you enjoyed this and if you know the creator to this trend let me know and I’ll edit it in.
Who would you put as your emotions?
Until next time…