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Shrinking Violet

"I was much further out than you thought..."


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For those of you who are interested:

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and those of you who are not should still visit anyway :)

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My interview's at 4pm today and I suppose I'm a little nervous. I hate interviews. I never feel prepared and always feel incredibly nervous. It's worse this time as I will be sat in front of a panel of 3 people whereas I have only ever been interviewed by 1 person before. Not the end of the world if I don't get offered the job of course but I hate failing at anything heh so I'll have to try my best.

This weekend was a pretty good one. Aside from the movie on Friday, I went out for a meal on Saturday with Shaun, Shaun's brother and his girlfriend, and their dad and his fiancee (they were over on holiday for a week). Shaun's brother gave us a lift home afterwards and I stayed at Shaun's on Sunday too. I had planned to leave in the afternoon/evening but it occurred to me that I won't see him until next Friday and, after that, not for a full week at least. Damn exams. So yar, stayed at his (and studied a little) and all was good (=

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Write about a literary character who changed you in some way.


I suppose every good book rubs off on you, changing your perception a little each time. As for one particular character, I'm not sure. I do know that Esther Greenwood of 'The Bell Jar' (Plath) haunted me for some time but that may be down to having read it during my angsty-teen phase. The Savage in 'Brave New World' (Huxley) is another haunting character to mention. I suppose rather than changing me, certain characters have a lasting impact on me and it's usually down a sense of moroseness that they carry with them; most tend to be slightly rebelious/revolutionary too but are always crushed by the system. I guess that says something on my own perception of the world. On that note, Winston Smith ('Nineteen Eighty-Four', Orwell) comes to mind and Katie Carr ('How to be Good', Nick Hornby), although the latter experiences this same breaking-of-the-spirit in a rather different way to the others I've mentioned.

To conclude, it would seem that the characters which leave a lasting impression on me tend to be those whose world-view I can empathise with. That said, rather than changing me, they simply reinforce my own perception.

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