I’ve never been to Niagara Falls, but this story caught my eye when I was researching posts for this challenge.
The Maid of the Mist legend starts with a woman who is miserable because she lost her husband at a young age. But when she decides to take her own life, she is spotted and saved by a god of Thunder, who takes her to his home where she eventually falls in love with his son.
My first reaction to reading this story was empathy for the young maiden to have lost her love so young. Losing your first love, however that happens, is something I think most people can understand. I’m not a huge fan of having a heroine that needs to be rescued, but am not opposed to a helping hand when things seem the darkest. You know what I mean?
Have you seen, The Princess Bride? (If not, I don’t think we can be blog friends.) This story kind of runs in similar lines, the spoiled lady who bosses the helper around until one day she realizes she loves him (sort of bizarre if you ask me, if I had been Wesley I would have been tempted to spit in her water), and then Wesley goes off to get money for marriage and dies. Or so she thinks.
I love this movie. I love almost everything about it except for the character of the Princess, Buttercup. (Seriously, this name?) She’s a bit of a prima donna and not at all what I prefer for the character of a heroine, but everything else about this story is awesome.
So, not sure how I circled around that way here, but I’m finishing my first cup of coffee, so please don’t judge me. 🙂 Who is your favorite heroine? What’s your favorite part of The Princess Bride?