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It builds Character

Tell us about a favorite character from film, theater, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a heart-to-heart. What would you talk about?
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One of my favourite characters with whom I would like to have a heart-to-heart is Jeeves.  I would love to learn how he comes up with solutions to save his employer in the nick of time and yet serves with humility and purpose!

Jeeves is a fictional character created by P.G. Wodehouse.  He is a brilliant valet firmly in control of his rich and foppish young employer’s life.  Jeeves invariably comes up with great plans to save his bumbling employer  Bertie Wooster from trouble and inevitable misunderstandings.

Jeeves frequently displays mastery over a vast range of subjects, from philosophy (his favourite philosopher is Spinoza he finds Nietzsche “fundamentally unsound”) through an encyclopaedic knowledge of poetry, science, history, psychology, geography, politics, and literature. He is also a “bit of a whizz” in all matters pertaining to gambling, car maintenance, etiquette, and women. However, his most impressive feats are a flawless knowledge of the British aristocracy and making antidotes (especially for hangovers). His mental prowess is attributed to eating fish, according to Bertie, who often offers the dish to Jeeves.

Jeeves is known for his convoluted yet precise speech and for quoting from Shakespeare and famous romantic poets. In his free time, he likes to relax with “improving” books such as the complete works of Spinoza, or to read “Dostoyevsky and the great Russians”. He “glides” or “shimmers” in and out of rooms and may appear or disappear suddenly and without warning. His potable concoctions, both of the alcoholic and the morning-after variety, are legendary.

Jeeves’ propensity for wisdom and knowledge is so well known that it inspired the original name of the Internet search website Ask.com (called “AskJeeves” from 1996 to 2006). In the twenty-first century, a “Jeeves” is a generic term (in the fashion of “a Johan”) for any useful and reliable person, found in dictionaries such as the Oxford English Dictionary or the Encarta World English Dictionary.

Jeeves and Wooster are two great literary characters immortalised by P G Wodehouse.  Jeeves is a complex and interesting character who is intelligent and at the same time dedicated to serve his master.  That is why he still appeals to readers worldwide.

(Reference: Wikipedia)

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  1. November 5, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Mention of Jeeves and here I am. Loved the post 🙂

  2. November 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I used to read to P.G Wodehouse and liked all the characters.

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