Welcome to Day #9 of the A Season for Fireflies Blog Tour!
Fireflies Characters in Shakespeare
by Rebecca Maizel
Penny: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Like Beatrice's headstrong nature, Penny is quite proud of her wit and abilities. She also is a romantic at heart.
Panda: Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet. One of my favorite fictional characters of all time. While Mercutio's end is quite tragic (though Panda's is not), Panda has a depth within him that can be quite sad at times. Like the word mercurial - both Mercutio and Panda can be unpredictable.
Wes: Probably Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing. He loves Penny fiercely, but is quick to judge (like Claudio did of Hero!) and quick to assume rumors about her. He is flawed, like Claudio is in many ways, but he is very loyal.
Kylie: Kylie is taller than Hermia (ha! sorry, Hermia) but I think that she's fierce like Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and will stand up to people when she needs to. She's a noble like Hermia and fights against her father to marry the man she loves versus the one he chooses for her - she's STRONG.
May: May is most like Olivia in Twelfth Night. Both women are not afraid to stand up for what they want, take risks, put on a costume, and protect herself. May is fiesty like Olivia and when she's mad at Penny, she let's it be known!
by Rebecca Maizel
Stop by Parajunkee tomorrow for the last stop of the tour!
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About the Author: Rebecca Maizel hails from Rhode Island, where she teaches high school literature at her alma mater the Wheeler School. She tries not to force her students to read her books, though. Rebecca is the author of several published novels for young adults, and recently achieved an MFA in Writing for Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also enjoys Indian food, her dog Georgie, and running moderately long distances.
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