Thanks for posting these, Holly!
In my opinion, to create a strong heroine, you need these ingredients:
A valiant, proud composure
strong for the weak
This is a great question, Kate!
Really good and thought provoking questions Kate! What makes a hero in my mind is someone who is humble yet valiant, kind but strong, meek but not weak etc. Someone who has their whole focus on glorifying God!
As for writing heroines, I would agree with what Jazzy said along with just having a strong faith in Christ even when it is hard.
Other than that, I don't know what to say! Thanks for sharing these questions!
Great answers, Holly! I love how you all focused on the character of a hero/heroine instead of just their actions. : ) How would you incorporate these things and keep your heroine feminine?
Well, think about it. If they have those wonderful virtues that I mentioned, then the heroic acts that they do will be done femininely. If the other characters in the story regard the feminine acts that are done by the heroine as heroic, then she can be classified as a feminine heroine. I hope that makes sense! I would also agree with Faith. If first Christ seeking, then the rest will follow!
1) In life, to make a hero, you must be so submitted to God that you(your sinful self) do nothing, it is only God who works through you. So each writer has to figure out how to best put that into their works.
2) If she is doing the above, she would be feminine. The Heroine does not have to be 'super woman', she has to be Christ seeking.
Thanks for commenting y'all! I loved your answers! I agree that if your heroine is following Christ, she will be heroic in a feminine way. And her ordinary acts of Christian service will be heroism by themselves. I love Faith's "not having to be super woman" analogy! After all, our mothers are heroines just for following Christ and caring for their families. ; )
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