Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jane Austen Supporting Characters Game


Today I am trying a new game out on y'all. I will give you the life stories of supporting characters from Jane Austen's six major novels and you have to guess the characters' names and what novel they come from! Some of these stories sound so interesting that it would be fun to read books about them!

To Play: Read the supporting characters' stories and guess the characters names and what novel they come from. Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next weekend.

Scoring: One point for each correctly guessed character name. One point for each correctly guessed novel. A total of 20 points can be scored!


Secondary Characters Stories:

#1. He was engaged to a sweet young lady but she dies while he is away at sea. He drowns his sorrows in morbid poetry until he falls for a reckless young lady.


#2. She is the oldest in her family and soon to be considered an old maid. She accepts the first proposal of marriage made to her, even though he was refused by her best friend first. 

#3. Her sister matches her up with the oldest son of a wealthy family but she soon finds that the younger son has a much more noble heart. Strangely drawn to him she considers marriage but is turned off by his chosen profession. 

#4. On a trip to visit his cousin he rescues a young lady and they promptly fall in love. When his aunt threatens to disinherit him, he gives up any thoughts of love and marries an heiress.

#5. She has had a lonely life living with her eccentric father and has a disappointment when her father disapproves of the man she loves. Life get more interesting when her brother falls for her new friend and her happy ending comes when her love inherits a title.

#6. He was raised in a wealthy home and seems to have everything going for him, but behind his easy carefree manner is a life of hardship and secrets that he can't tell anyone for fear of being disinherited. 

#7. She is the rather spoiled youngest sister in her family and her chief pastime is complaining. She married the eldest son of a respectable family after he was refused by her older sister, but their regard for each other is true.

#8. He never expected to meet an angel at a country ball but she was so sweet that she stole his heart right away. But when his friends object to the match his courage fails him and he starts to wonder if he was mistaken about her. 

#9.  She is lively and pretty, friendly and flirtatious but her mind is empty and she cares only for the sensational. When her brother's good friend proposes she is ecstatic until she discovers his lack of fortune. Then it is on to the next young man who pays her attention. 

#10. He is a man of the law who marries his childhood sweetheart and together they raise a houseful of lively children. Although he usually dislikes social gatherings he does have a quick wit and is strongly attached to his family and friends.


Happy guessing!


15 comments:

Livia Rachelle said...

1. Captain Bennick (or at least that is how it sounds in the film, for some reason I think it might be spelled something like Benwick), Persuasion
2. Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice
3. Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park
4. Willoughby, Sense and Sensibility
5. Eleanor Tilney, Northanger Abbey
6. Frank Churchill, Emma
7. Mary Musgrove (formerly Elliot), Persuasion
8. Mr. Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
9. Isabella Thorpe, Northanger Abbey
10. Mr. John Knightly, Emma

Emily Ruth said...

1 - Captain Benwick (spelling?) from Persuasion
2 - Catherine Lucas from Pride and Prejudice
4 - Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility
6 - Edward from Sense and Sensibility
8 - Bingley from Pride and Prejudice

Ashley said...

1. Don't know his name. Persuasion
2. Charlotte Lucas. P&P
3.Mansfield Park?
4. Sense & Sensibility
5.
6. Emma
7.
8.
9. Mary Crawford? Mansfield Park
10. Emma's brother-in-law? Emma
Cool game!

Vicki said...

1. James Benwick / Persuasion

2. Charlotte Lucas / Pride & Prejudice

3. Mary Crawford / Mansfield Park

4. John Willoughby / Sense & Sensibility

8. Charles Bingley / Pride & Prejudice

9. Isabella Thorpe / Northanger Abbey

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That was a lot of fun! I'm eager to see the answers to the ones I didn't know! :-)

~ Vicki

Melody said...

1. Captain Benwick, Persuasion
2. Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice
3. Well, it's her sister-in-law, I think, or step-sister or something, haha, but Mary Crawford. Mansfield Park.
4. Oh, Willoughby. HA. I was like "wait, what" at first. S&S.
5. Eleanor Tilney, Northanger Abbey.
6. Frank Churchill, Emma
7. Mary Musgrove, Persuasion
8. Charles Bingley, P&P
9. I'm thinking Isabella Thorpe, NA
10. Hmmm... John Thorpe? Emma.

Melody said...

I think I might have just said John Thorpe when I meant John Knightley... hahahahahahaha. On #10.
I think I'm tired.

Kelsey Carnes said...

#1 Captain Benwick
#2 Charlotte Lucas
#3
#4 John Willoughby
#5 Eleanor Tilney
#6
#7 Mary Musgrove
#8 Charles Bingley
#9 Isabella Thorpe
#10 John Knightley

I like this game! :) Secondary characters are too often overlooked, but sometimes they can be the best...

Hamlette said...

#1 is Captain Benwick in "Persuasion"

#2 is Charlotte Lucas in "Pride and Prejudice"

#3 is Mary Crawford in "Mansfield Park"

#4 is probably Willoughby in "Sense and Sensibility"

#5 is Eleanor (?) Tilney in "Northanger Abbey"

#6 could be Frank Churchill in "Emma"

#7 is Mary Musgrove in "Persuasion"

#8 is Mr. Bingley in "Pride and Prejudice"

#9 is Isabella Thorpe in "Northanger Abbey"

#10 I think is Mr. Phillips in "Pride and Prejudice," though I can't remember now if that's really his last name. He's Mrs. Bennet's brother.

I loved this game! :-D

Some Little Good said...

#1. Captain Benwick from Persuasions

#2. Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice

#3. Mary Crawford from Mansfield park

#4. John Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility

#5. Eleanor Tilney from Northanger Abbey

#6. Mr. Frank Churchill from Emma

#7. Mary Elliot Musgrove from Persuasions

#8. Mr. Charles Bingley from Pride and Prejudice

#9. Isabella Thorpe from Northanger Abbey

#10. Mr. John Knightley from Emma

~Brittany~

P.S. Your games have introduced us to so many fantastic movies! (Especially that last one. It had me quite puzzled!)

Miss Sneyd said...

1. Captain Benwick, Persuasion
2. Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice
3. Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park
4. John Willoughby, Sense and Sensibility
5. Eleanor Tilney, Northanger Abbey
6. Frank Churchill, Emma
7. Mary Musgrove, Persuasion
8. Charles Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
9. Isabella Thorpe, Northanger Abbey
10. John Knightley, Emma

Mizzie-Me said...

What a great idea for a game, the perfect kind of puzzle! I haven't read Northanger Abbey or Persuasion yet so I won't be scoring top points, but I'll have a go anyway because games are always fun :)

#2. Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice
#3. Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park
#4. John Willoughby, Sense and Sensibility
#8. Charles Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
#9. Lucy Steele, Sense and Sensibility
#10. John Knightley, Emma

I'm afraid that's all I can do!

Meredith said...

It's been awhile since I've played one of your games! Think I'll try my hand at this one!

1. Captain Benwick, Persuasion
2. Charlotte Lucas Collins, P&P
3. Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park
4. Willoughby, S&S
5. Eleanor Tilney, Northanger Abbey
6. Edward Ferrars, S&S
7. Mary Musgrove, Persuasion
8. Mr. Bingley, P&P
9. Isabelle Thorpe, Northanger Abbey
10. John Knightley, Emma

Abi said...

Here are my answers:

#1 Colonel Brandon?
#2 Charlotte Lucas
#8 Charles Bingley
#10 Mr Bennet?

I have no idea for most of them...its been a while since I've watched or read anything Jane Austen-ish!

Robert said...

1)Captain Benwick
Persuasion

2)Charlotte Lucas
Pride and Prejudice

3)Mary Crawford
Mansfield Park

4)Willoughby
Sense and Sensibility

5)Eleanor Tilney
Northanger Abbey

6)Frank Churchill
Emma

7)Mary Elliot
Persuasion

8)Charles Bingley
Pride and Prejudice

9)Isabella Thorpe
Northanger Abbey

10)John Knightley
Emma



Lizzie said...

1. Persuasion - Captain Benwick
2. Pride and Prejudice - Charlotte Lucas
3. Mansfield Park - Mary Crawford?
4. Sense and Sensibility - Willoughby
5. Northanger Abbey - Eleanor Tilney
6. Emma - Frank Churchill
7. Persuasion - Mary Musgrove
8. Pride and Prejudice - Mr. Bingley
9. Northanger Abbey - Isabella Thorpe
10. Emma - John Knightley

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