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In a world still so dominated by men in almost every walk of life, literary heroines provide a great inspiration for women and are positive role models for girls and young women who love to read. For some girls, literary heroines may be the only positive female role models they have, so it’s great that there are so many with courage, ambition, intelligence and wit that women can aspire to. Here are some of my favorite literary heroines, who every woman should look up to.

1. Hermione Granger – the Harry Potter Series

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I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed to say that my favorite literary heroine is a teenage witch, but I’m not. Witty, hardworking, highly intelligent and courageous, Hermione showed a whole generation of girls that there is nothing wrong with being clever and getting good grades, because she is absolutely badass. Her best quality of all is perhaps her determination to stand up for what she believes in, regardless of how others treat her as a result. Who could forget S.P.E.W.?
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2. Anna Karenina – Anna Karenina

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Anna is another heroine with real courage to be true to herself. She certainly isn’t a heroine in the traditional sense but she takes a stand against the double standards in society that deny women the freedoms that men enjoy gratuitously.
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3. Matilda – Matilda

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Matilda is one of my literary heroines from childhood. Incredibly smart, generous, and with the patience of a saint to have put up with her hopeless parent for so long, she eventually gets her own back on those who have wronged her and others, and gets her happy ending.
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4. Elizabeth Bennett – Pride and Prejudice

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Another strong woman who is unafraid to go against the norms and expectations of the time, she will not sacrifice happiness for wealth or status. She is willing to say no not only to men, which is huge during a time where women were very much subordinate to men, but to her own family. You go girl.
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5. Eowyn – the Lord of the Rings

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Eowyn is anything but the stereotypical damsel in distress you may expect to find in an epic tale of war. A true warrior, she disguises herself to go to battle with men, saves lives and kills one of the most evil creatures ever to exist on Middle Earth. She is also beautiful, showing that being strong and attractive are not mutually exclusive.
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6. Lucy Pevensie – the Chronicles of Narnia

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Despite being a young girl, Lucy shows the courage of a grown woman from the very beginning of the series and is not afraid to stand up to her older siblings. She boldly marches into battles that many a grown man would have shied away from, and also inspires with her ability to extend the hand of friendship to anyone worthy, even if they seem a little different at first.
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7. Jo March – Little Women

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Another heroine who is not afraid to turn down a man in order to find the right path to her own happiness, Jo refuses to adhere to the gender stereotypes of the time and puts her own happiness first. A non-conformist who follows her heart.
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Narrowing down the list of literary heroines was difficult because we are lucky to be blessed with so many, and no doubt there will be many more to come. Who are your personal favorites?

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