Little Princess

No matter how many characters I think about, I keep coming back to Sara Crewe, the heroine of Frances Hodgson Burnet's A Little Princess. 

Sara went from riches to rags and back again, while managing to prosper in both extremes.  When she was the undisputed leader of the children at her boarding school, she remained humble, sharing her gifts with all who asked.  Even those who did not like her much admitted there was something compelling about her.

When her money dried up, Sara kept her composure.  She walked into an unknown world with courage and dignity, holding her temper and treating those around her with dignity and respect. 

While Sara suffered terrible things, I love that she always stayed true to herself.  She proved that it is possible to behave like a princess even when living on crusts in a garret.

I like that.  I like to think that if I were Sara Crewe I'd behave with the same integrity.  Yes, I would like to enjoy tasting the life of luxury she enjoyed in the good days...but I understand that suffering and personal growth go hand-in-hand.  So despite the hardships she suffered, I would love to be Sara Crewe.
MossAgate MossAgate
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Jul 14, 2010