Jane Austen Heroines Ranked by How Much I Want Them to Be My Next Roommate
- •Emma WoodhouseJust as manipulative as me, debatably even worse judgement. She and I would self-destruct while trying to set up our friends.
- •Marianne DashwoodToo busy pining over the newest neighborhood bad boy to empty the dishwasher. Also, reciting Shakespearian sonnets without notice is sort of already my thing.
- •Fanny PriceIf she wasn't down for a harmless play put on by her cousins, there's no way she's going to tolerate the kind of scandalous television I watch. Pam Beesley is so promiscuous.
- •Anne ElliotWould clean my side of the room and accidentally make me feel guilty about it. Living with Anne would be like living with a human being that treated herself like a puppy in a Sarah McLachlan commercial.
- •Harriet SmithWould definitely come to yoga class with me--and do just about anything else I asked her to do. I can't have that kind of power in my own home.
- •Elinor DashwoodThe most passive roommate in existence, as long as you're not Marianne.
- •Elizabeth BennetShe's so into walking everywhere that she'd never ask to borrow my car, and she'd back me up on my feminist rants. That being said, I'd be a little too jealous of Elizabeth. And how long is she going to keep pretending she doesn't notice that hottie Darcy is clearly into her?
- •Catherine MoorlandWould have great book recommendations, and would also read anything I suggested to her within like four hours. I could also be the cool older roommate with experience and advice. (Everyone is cooler and more experienced than Catherine.)
- •Jane BennetLiterally the perfect roommate. Clean, non-judgmental, and simultaneously the sweetest person alive--but can still take a joke! Bonus points for having wildly different taste in men than me.