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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?
Reluctantly tear my eyes away from my reflection in the mirror and mumble the words to her with an arrogant smirk
My love is in everything I do with her and for her; we're always together
I declare my feelings eloquently with the deportment befitting a gentleman; the appearance of love is easy to feign.
Write a short, impassioned letter
I read her an intense, romantic poem
What is your favorite book?
Anything with poetry, preferably by Byron or Walter Scott
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
The Baronetcy, of course - a book that contains all the information about my illustrious family
What trouble with women have you had lately?
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.
I suspect I am the target of a scheming widow... but I do so like her company!
The woman I want isn't responding to my attentions.
You arrive at a large hall full of wealthy people and other highly ranked individuals. What do you do?
Brood quietly in the corner and stare at everyone with tired eyes
I am polite to everyone and tell everyone exactly what they wish to hear. It's the only way to get anywhere.
Be my usual easy-going and amiable self
Be seen with the most illustrious circle of people... and hope they don't realize that I'm short on money at the moment.
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.
Will she die? Why must tragedy always befall young women?
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.
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 camaraderie aboard ship; how I can take my beloved anywhere and experience so many sights and new locations with her.
The sea is beautiful and deep, like an ideal woman. It's a good refuge too from troubles and heartache on land.
I'm a little bitter towards the sea right now; it took me away from my love who now isn't with us anymore.
Why, nothing of course! It's such a rough, inelegant place...
You can say many eloquent things about the sea in company and come across as a man of deep feeling.
You step into a room. What do people immediately notice about you?
My correct posture and carefully schooled expression
My commanding physical stature and firm stride
My gently smiling face
The fine material of my clothing, the careful arrangement of my hair...
My shy mannerisms
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 recite a poem about carriages and hope that will entice her to join me
I gallantly assist my beloved onto the vehicle
My beloved sits right next to me and helps me steer it
What is your ambition?
To be universally respected for my appearance, my status, my wealth...
To correct my foolish mistakes and win back the woman I've loved for so very long...
I'm very content with where I am in life
To find a woman whom I can fall quickly and violently in love with.
To be heir to a titled estate.
What characteristics do you admire in a woman?
Just look at the woman who is always at my side. She is everything I could ever want.
Appearance is not of the essence. I admire firmness, intelligence, strong principles, gentle humor, and tender warm-heartedness.
That she is enthusiastic about poetry and is a spirited romantic at heart.
She mustn't look like an ill-kempt hag. I want her beautiful, proud of her appearance, and of a noble stature.
The family that woman happens to belong to; and if she's amiable and behaves gently and properly, so much the better.
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