“Counsel: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” by Joan Y. Edwards
This is the Part 3 in a series of blogs about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Writer, Marcia Mullins quote: “Through the misguided notion that writing about flying was easy, I had McCone become a pilot. When I learned that research in books wasn’t enough, I forced myself to take lessons:” http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/marciamull733084.html?src=t_misguided
Definition of counsel: Noun: advice, guidance, instructions, and directions. Verb: advise, guide, instruct, direct, and teach.
Opposite of counsel is: Noun: misguidance, misdirection,lie, and deception; Verb: misguide; misdirect, mislead, lie, and deceive.
Characters Who Have the Gift of Counsel:
- Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird
- Jack McCoy in the TV show Law and Order
- Dumbledore in Harry Potter
- Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid
- Mr. Feeny in TV show, Boy Meets World
- Mr. Terrupt in Because of Mr. Terrupt
- Miss Marks in Minnie McClary Speaks Her Mind by Valerie Hobbs
Characters Who Don’t Have the Gift of Counsel
- George Wilbur, the stuttering attorney, in My Cousin Vinny
- Viola Swamp in Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard
- Fletcher Reede, the lawyer, in Liar, Liar
- Pinocchio in Pinocchio.
- Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Joker in Batman
- Anansi the spider in African folk tales
- AMC.com – Movie Guide. “50 Greatest Female Movie Characters:” http://www.amc.com/movie-guide/50-greatest-female-movie-characters
- AMC.com – Movie Guide. “50 Greatest Male Movie Characters:” http://www.amc.com/movie-guide/50-greatest-male-movie-characters
- Ask Meta Filter. List of fictional characters who are examples of self-deception: http://ask.metafilter.com/271159/Fictional-examples-of-self-deception
- GoodReads. List of Books with Unreliable Narrators: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/unreliable-narrator
- Tracy O’Neill. New York Public Library. “Best Teachers in Children’s Literature:” https://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/10/15/best-teachers-childrens-literature
I’m grateful to all of you who left your suggestions for characters with wisdom, and understanding from the earlier posts. Please leave fictional characters in books, TV, or films to answer these questions:
Which fictional characters have good counsel?
Which fictional characters don’t have good counsel?
Series on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Part 1 “Wisdom: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/wisdom-which-characters-have-it-which-dont/
- Part 2 “Understanding: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/understanding-which-characters-have-it-which-dont/
- This is Part 3 “Counsel: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/counsel-which-characters-have-it-which-dont/
- Part 4 “Fortitude: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/fortitude-which-characters-have-it-which-dont/
- Part 5 “Knowledge: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?”
- Part 6 “Piety: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/piety-which-characters-have-it-which-dont/
- Part 7 “Fear of the Lord: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t? “https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/fear-of-the-lord-which-characters-have-it-which…
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