Evelyn Carnahan

C is for Evelyn Carnahan

evelynEvelyn Carnahan is one of the smartest, bravest and greatest female characters to ever grace the screen. She definitely was one of those characters that influenced me as a child, I first saw The Mummy when it was on TV a few years after its release so I think I was about ten when I first watched it and since then I’ve pretty much rewatched it every year.

Evelyn is a librarian with a focus on Egyptian mythology but she isn’t always granted the opportunities in life and her boss thinks she’s sometimes a bit useless. But when she gets the chance to find the lost city of Hamunaptra and prove everyone she takes it. Her actions may have caused the end of the world but that doesn’t stop her trying to put it right. She fights mummys, translates ancient Egyptian and she goes on to not just be the damsel that needs saving but also saves herself and her friends. Evelyn is so great because she’s so enthusiastic and passionate about the stuff she believes in, stuff that some people mock her for but she never lets it get her down.

In the second film Evelyn is now married and has a son but that doesn’t stop her being an explorer and discovering old and quite possibly dangerous treasures. Another great thing about Evelyn is that she is protective of the ones she loves and can handle herself in a fight but she never loses her femininity.

Evelyn is such an important character to me that I’ve already said that if I end up having a daughter in the future I want to name her Evelyn. Fun fact: one of my grandfather’s sisters was called Evelyn so at least there is a family connection as well.

Also The Mummy is a spectacular film and I’ll hear nothing said against it. The second one’s pretty great too. And there’s no third film.

Nine Characters You Identify With Meme

I’ve seen this meme a bit around Tumblr and I fancied doing it. As it says you just list nine characters that you identify with, you can explain why if you can or just list the characters. I’m just going to have a line about an aspect of each character that I identify with because when it comes to some of the characters I could talk for ages about how I identify with them and with some I identify with them in more than one way.

Clint Barton/Hawkeye – Marvel
– Pretends to be not as smart as he really is

Hermione Granger – Harry Potter
– A love of books

Evelyn Carnahan – The Mummy
– Has a thirst for knowledge and wants to be the best in her field

Jonathan Carnahan – The Mummy
– Doesn’t quite know how to be a proper adult

Riley Poole – National Treasure
– The loyal friend

Edmund Pevensie – The Chronicles of Narnia
– Doesn’t always feel like they fit in.

Mia Thermopolis – The Princess Diaries
– Can only really explain how she feels in writing

Darcy Lewis – Thor
– Has humour in the face of adversity

Aaron Livesy – Emmerdale
– Bottles things up till they explode in one way or another

The first four in this list came to me straight away while some of the others I had to think about for a bit. What characters do you identify with? Please let me know if you do this meme/tag thing, I think it’s a great insight into people’s personalities and how they see themselves.