BOOK HEARTTHROB PROFILE: HARRY RUTLEDGE FROM TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT
Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira. Today, I'm going to introduce to you guys a new series I created for this blog. This series will be called the Book Heartthrob Profile. And it will be in the pop-culture and edutainment segment of this blog. The Book Heartthrob Profile is going to be another monthly series just like the Fadima Moooneira Art Gallery, Bloggers, and Bookworm Interview. Insya-Allah. In this series, I will share with you guys my analysis of characters from novels that I've read and love.
First of all, I would like to say thank you to my BFF, Maddy for giving me the idea to create this Book Heartthrob Profile series. I believe this series is a fantastic idea. It will be awesome for my blog, readers, and myself as a writer.
So for the first episode of the Book Heartthrob Profile series, I'm going to share with you guys my analysis of Harry Rutledge from Lisa Kleypas' Tempt Me At Twilight. Now let's begin with Harry Rutledge's profile...
HARRY RUTLEDGE'S PROFILE
Kleypas portrays Harry as a morally grey hero. Harry is bad enough to be a villain. But he is also good enough to be a hero. He is handsome, suave, charming, extremely intelligent, mysterious, and enigmatic. Harry is also a very charismatic man with a very strong aura.
Most people thought that Harry is a dangerous person, including Poppy’s family. But deep down, Harry is a kind-hearted and sensible man. He is very romantic, loving, and loyal. Harry seems mysterious and dangerous from the outside because of his dark past. Harry loves Poppy with all his heart and is willing to do anything to win her. He is also very concerned about her needs as a woman.
HIS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Harry is a very handsome man. He's very suave, charming, manly, and well-dressed. I believe Harry's handsomeness is out of this world. Harry has a tall and masculine figure. He has dark hair, fair skin, and two sparkling-dreamy-emerald-green eyes. His emerald green eyes are his distinguishing features.
Harry has a complicated backstory and dark past. Harry was mentally abused by his father. Being mentally abused, make Harry doesn't believe in love at all. To Harry, love doesn't exist. But deep down in his heart, Harry wants to love and he wants to be loved by someone.
Harry's father, Arthur Rutledge was a hardworking, ambitious, and successful hotelier who owns a hotel in Buffalo, New York. Arthur has a beautiful young wife named Nicolette. Nicolette was half of Arthur's age, and they had little in common. Most of the townspeople believe that Nicolette did not marry Arthur for love. They believe that it was his wealth and money that she wanted. Harry was born too early in their marriage. This made the townspeople speculate that Harry is not Arthur's child. The speculation made Arthur and Nicolette's marriage turn bitter. This also made Arthur sees Harry as a humiliation and disappointment.
Harry was four years old when his mother abandoned him. Nicolette ran away to England with her lover. And after Nicolette left, Harry was utterly neglected. He was also deliberately isolated. His father put him in a kind of invisible prison. Arthur even instructed his hotel staff not to communicate with the boy. Harry was often locked alone in his room. However, Arthur made certain that Harry was given food, clothing, and education. No one in the hotel or even the townspeople knew that Harry was badly abused by his father. Well, it is true that Arthur Rutledge never physically harm his son. But Arthur mentally tortured Harry. And being mentally tortured is just as bad as being physically tortured.
MY REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER
To me, Harry Rutledge is a very interesting character. He has two roles in Tempt Me At Twilight. First, Harry is the male protagonist of the story, and he has his goal. He wants to marry Poppy Hathaway and win her heart. Harry wants Poppy to see him as the only man for her. But at the same time, Harry is also the antagonist to Poppy Hathaway.
As the female protagonist, Poppy had her own goal at the beginning of the story. Poppy wants to live a normal life and have a decent marriage. To Poppy, Harry was not the man for her. Poppy almost achieves her goal. She was in love with a nobble boy named Michael Bayning. They almost got engaged. Their relationship ended when Harry stole Michael's love letter to Poppy and sent it to the Viscount (Michael's father). The Viscount does not approve of Poppy for his son. To the Viscount, Poppy is not eligible enough to be in the Bayning family. So Michael broke his relationship with Poppy. Poppy was badly heartbroken. And Harry makes his way to get Poppy in his arms.
Overall, I think Harry Rutledge is an awesome character and a great guy. Even though Harry is egotistical and hot-headed, yet he is also kind-hearted, loving, and romantic. Harry loves Poppy with all his heart. He is willing to do anything to win her heart. He also loves her for her strengths and flaws. To Harry, Poppy is his everything.
Harry is also a very confident man. He knows what he wants. He knows what he is doing. And he knows when he is right. I know some of you might think that Harry is cruel for ruining Poppy's relationship with Michael Bayning. But if you guys read the novel, you will know that Michael is a coward and only loves Poppy when he thinks that she is easy for him. So Harry knew that Michael is not a good guy for Poppy. That's why Harry is brave enough to steal Poppy from Michael. Harry is confident that he is doing the right thing. Wow... this makes me love Harry even more. He is a real hero ^_^
Ok, so this is my analysis of Harry Rutledge from Lisa Kleypas' Tempt me At Twilight. Before I end this post, I would like to ask my readers two simple questions...
1) Has anyone read Tempt Me At Twilight by Lisa Kleypas?
2) If yes, what are your opinions of Harry Rutledge's character?
Ok, this is all for now. I hope you guys enjoy this post. Insya-Allah, the Book Heartthrob Profile series will be back next month with a new character.
Thank you for reading. I'll see you guys again in my next post.
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
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