So today in English, we discussed mirror pairs and foil pairs.
Mirror pairs is basically when you have two character’s whose traits mimic the other. Basically tow very similar characters. (the example our adorkable teacher gave was han solo and lando calrissian~) Whereas foil pairs are two characters who have things in common, but have severely contrasting character traits and personalities (given example being Yoda and the Emperor).
We were told to chose a foil pair in any work of fiction and to write an essay contrasting them.
OH HELL YES.
I mean really. Even before the essay was assigned, all i could think about when it came to foil pairs was Enjolras the believer and Grantaire the cynic. And now holy crap the assignment. I get to write an essay about them.
This is christmas. I mean think about it, they’re unalike in almost every possible way. There’s the cunning, inspiring, charismatic, idealist leader and the cynical, drunken, unliked, reluctant follower.
I mean if I just cut out the sexual tension and the whole dying-holding-hands thing this makes for perfect essay material! I mean, this is no longer my One True Pairing, but also now my One True Foil Pair!
I’m way too pumped about this. A friend of mine is doing Valjean/Javert and golden is getting super pumped about writing hers about Amy and Rory.
It’s all very exciting.
I can’t even put into words how extremely pleased I am. I just want to hug the world.
freaking… THIS IS WHY ENGLISH IS AWESOME!
i can’t deal with this.
the shipping essay begins.