RA Character challenge
5.) Least Favorite Female Character
There may be other female characters who annoy me (Sarah Caulfield) or make me want to throttle them for their actions (Marian) but it’s Isabella that I like the least. Guy’s sister was the jilted sibling who morphed into the conniving villain as she exacted her revenge towards him and all men who held power over her.
but I saw her more as someone who was blinded by bitterness and let herself get jostled around amongst the politics that surrounded her. She thought of herself as a panther, slinking around in the shadows while she waited for her moment to strike, but really she was nothing more than a feral cat.
If she would have focused all of that anger maybe she could have accomplished something that was lasting, instead of constantly letting herself be sidetracked and ultimately getting nowhere.
If Isabella was a character who was confused, trying to come to terms with her brother’s callousness towards her situation when they were young, that would have given her some interesting layers that I could respect; but she came off as a spoiled mean girl who had no idea what she was doing. If she had a plan, was more predatory, she could have taken advantage of the men’s condescension towards her and used their squabbles amongst each other to her advantage.
Either be the Lion or the Lion-tamer,
you can’t be both.