Fierce Femmes: Inspirational Movie Characters
When life becomes busy, where do you look for inspiration? That is when we need stories. Stories you can relate to and stories that show that we are not alone. Movies are those stories that have made a special place in our lives. Also, they introduced us to characters that have influenced our lives. Here are a few inspirational movie characters.
- Dory taught us to keep holding on and take breaks in life.
- Miranda Priestly inspires us to be a boss lady who truly knows her art and takes pride in being her.
- Jo from Little Women inspires us to never let anything get in the way of our dreams, even if the hurdle is one’s self.
- Rani and Shashi from Queen and English Vinglish have taught us to never let adversities get the better of us.
- Jab We Met is a story of a small town girl who has loved nothing more than herself and hence successfully sustained after heartbreak.
Geet has shown us the importance of self-love and believing in oneself. She is a proactive character who is very optimistic. Geet says that she is her favourite. Shouldn’t we all learn to be our favourites before setting off to please others?
Dory in Finding Dory
A sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory is about an amnesiac blue tang who sets off in search of her parents. The movie spins a beautiful tale about friendship and overcoming hurdles together as a family. When Dory gets lost, innocent Nemo emphasises on the question, “What would Dory do?” Dory is a tiny creature working on a grand principle that it is important to take a step back to move forward sometimes. Dory gives her friends the strength to keep moving forth in the toughest situations. Hence it is important for us to learn to “Just keep swimming” like Dory.
Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada takes us through the life of a recently graduated journalist who is now at the mercy of her boss, the fierce femme, Miranda Priestly. Portrayed by Meryl Streep, Miranda is that cold cynicism we never knew we could be awestruck by. As the editor in chief of the Runway magazine, she knows the fashion business in and out. Miranda is the boss lady we aspire to be or at least need in our lives.
Jo in Little Women
Little Women are set in times after the civil war. It’s a tale about Jo and her sisters and how they lived their lives supporting one another. Jo follows her ambition to be a writer, breaks tough patriarchal chains and travels to New York. She chooses her dreams over a settled life. Jo has taught us to live our calling to the fullest and take the wheel while driving our stories.
Rani in Queen
Queen is a story of discovering oneself through healing in the presence of family and friendships. Here, Rani’s fiancé dumps her a day before their wedding. Nevertheless, she takes a leap across this heartbreak and goes on her honeymoon, alone. What Rani finds in Parisian streets is a life that she can live unquestioned and unbothered. She makes the best out of her travel by braving through discomforts and emerges out stronger.
Shashi in English Vinglish
Sri Devi’s portrayal of Shashi in the movie English Vinglish brought complexities in the lives of Indian Middle-class women on silver screens. Shashi takes up the challenge to learn English for the sake of her family’s status quo. It shows us how women can multi-task and brilliantly does whatever is needed in the face of difficulties. This character has reminded us to render due credits to our mothers and never take them for granted.
Portrayed by Meryl Streep, Miranda is that cold cynicism we never knew we could be awestruck by. As the editor in chief of the Runway magazine, she knows the fashion business in and out. Miranda is the boss lady we aspire to be or at least need in our lives.
Geet in Jab We Met
Geet is the truest essence of the movie Jab We Met. A small-town girl, Geet has shown us the importance of self-love and believing in oneself. She is a proactive character who is very optimistic. Geet says that she is her favourite. Shouldn’t we all learn to be our favourites before setting off to please others? However, Geet loses her cheer after heartbreak; she never really stopped believing in herself as the pampered girl learned to sustain herself.
Vipashyana Dubey is an intern with SheThePeople.TV