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From Jane Austen's Persuasion, which male character are you?
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Jane Austen's Persuasion is rich with interesting characters. Where do you fall on the male side of the equation?
How do you declare your feelings to the woman you love?
I read her an intense, romantic poem
Write a short, impassioned letter
Reluctantly tear my eyes away from my reflection in the mirror and mumble the words to her with an arrogant smirk
I declare my feelings eloquently with the deportment befitting a gentleman; the appearance of love is easy to feign.
My love is in everything I do with her and for her; we're always together
What is your favorite book?
The Baronetcy, of course - a book that contains all the information about my illustrious family
Anything with substance and depth
I don't read much of anything; one doesn't need to be intelligent to be a gentleman
Something that my beloved and I can read aloud together in our cabin aboard ship
Anything with poetry, preferably by Byron or Walter Scott
What trouble with women have you had lately?
The woman I want isn't responding to my attentions.
I suspect I am the target of a scheming widow... but I do so like her company!
Nothing recently but... there was this one time where I left my love behind when I went on a trip. I missed her so much, and she was so worried about me. I never made that mistake again!
The woman I loved passed away... I am all alone, all anguished and alone!
I'm fine, just fine... I mean, the last time I had trouble with women was eight years ago, but I've forgotten her, I assure you I have... I don't care a bit about her, not one bit, oh no.
You arrive at a large hall full of wealthy people and other highly ranked individuals. What do you do?
Be seen with the most illustrious circle of people... and hope they don't realize that I'm short on money at the moment.
Be my usual easy-going and amiable self
I am polite to everyone and tell everyone exactly what they wish to hear. It's the only way to get anywhere.
Brood quietly in the corner and stare at everyone with tired eyes
Such company is usually disappointing; you stand to the side and keep an eye out for the woman you love
A high-spirited young lady has gotten carried away and injures herself. What goes through your mind?
I decide to consult with my beloved about what to do; we have gotten through so many perils together - storms, pirates, starvation - she is full of invaluable advice.
It's my fault. Rather than spending time with the person whose company I truly desire, I have been encouraging this young lady and all her bold behaviors. It's my fault. I've failed and made a costly mistake.
Will she die? Why must tragedy always befall young women?
Of what rank is this young woman? Is she connected to any illustrious family?
I correctly maintain the appearance of sympathy.
What do you love about the sea?
The sea is beautiful and deep, like an ideal woman. It's a good refuge too from troubles and heartache on land.
You can say many eloquent things about the sea in company and come across as a man of deep feeling.
The camaraderie aboard ship; how I can take my beloved anywhere and experience so many sights and new locations with her.
Why, nothing of course! It's such a rough, inelegant place...
I'm a little bitter towards the sea right now; it took me away from my love who now isn't with us anymore.
You step into a room. What do people immediately notice about you?
My shy mannerisms
My commanding physical stature and firm stride
The fine material of my clothing, the careful arrangement of my hair...
My gently smiling face
My correct posture and carefully schooled expression
You wish to take a woman on a carriage ride. How do you go about doing it?
I select the most lavish and plush carriage and have a servant drive it for us.
I ask her politely, and if she refuses, I continue to follow her around and monopolize her company.
I gallantly assist my beloved onto the vehicle
My beloved sits right next to me and helps me steer it
I recite a poem about carriages and hope that will entice her to join me
What is your ambition?
To be heir to a titled estate.
To find a woman whom I can fall quickly and violently in love with.
To be universally respected for my appearance, my status, my wealth...
I'm very content with where I am in life
To correct my foolish mistakes and win back the woman I've loved for so very long...
What characteristics do you admire in a woman?
That she is enthusiastic about poetry and is a spirited romantic at heart.
Just look at the woman who is always at my side. She is everything I could ever want.
The family that woman happens to belong to; and if she's amiable and behaves gently and properly, so much the better.
Appearance is not of the essence. I admire firmness, intelligence, strong principles, gentle humor, and tender warm-heartedness.
She mustn't look like an ill-kempt hag. I want her beautiful, proud of her appearance, and of a noble stature.
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