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Fortitude: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?


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“Fortitude: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is the Part 4 in a series of blogs about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Fortitude means having mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, pain, or temptation with courage. Fortitude is strength of mind, not of body; fearlessness, grit, moxie, stamina, bravery, backbone, calm, fearless, and composed.

Antonyms as a noun:  cowardice, weakness, helplessness, apathy
Adverbs:  cowardly
Adjectives: fearful, lazy, helpless, apathetic, spineless, wimpy

Characters with fortitude:

  1. Robin in the movie Robin Hood http://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/robin-hood/empower-every-man
  2. Brooke Taylor Windham in Legally Blonde
  3. Captain Rafe McCawley in Pearl Harbor
  4. Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbor
  5. Billy Forester in How to Eat Fried Worms
  6. Anna in The King and I (Based on the book, Anna and the King of Siam)
  7. Juror 8 in Twelve Angry Men
  8. Cameron in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off at the end.

Characters without fortitude:

  1. John Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Prissy in Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  3. The Lion in Wizard of Oz
  4. Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazzard TV Show
  5. Greg Heffley in Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  6. Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the beginning, and middle
  7. Francis Sawyer in Stripes.

May times characters grow and change. A quality may not be evident at the beginning of the movie but you see it clearly at the end.   When a character changes it’s called a character arc. Not all characters change. But usually the protagonist changes so that he can reach his goal. No change in some cases means no story.  I hope you’re enjoying this series. Thank you to all who leave comments on my blog. You make it come to life and make it fun for me and others. Please leave a comment  listing characters you’ve seen who have fortitude and those who don’t. To comment, click below and scroll down to the bottom. 

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit 

Coming Soon

Part 6 “Piety: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?”

Part 7 “Fear of the Lord: Which Characters Have It? Which Don’t?”

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4 Responses

  1. Without the gift of fortitude from God, most of us wouldn’t survive difficult circumstances.

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing. You are a loyal follower amd leave comments on my blogs. I appreciate you very much. You are right. Without the gift of fortitude, we wouldn’t survive difficult circumstances. So very thankful for all the gifts God has given me.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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  2. Very interesting series you have going here, Joan!

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    • Dear Carol,
      Thanks for writing. It’s a pleasure to have you stop by. I’m glad you like this series and find it interesting.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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