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(July 24, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Girls who have guts and do brave things inspire us quite a bit. How can you not want to be the next teenage heroine and save the day Ė especially if some idiot boy is messing it up in the first place?

I have a few favorite girls I look up to, and they never cease to inspire me when Iím feeling tired or lazy. Itís amazing what some guts can do.

Juliet

We all struggle with parents who just donít get it from time to time, but Juliet had it especially bad. She fell in love with one of her familyís enemies, a hot guy named Romeo .Romeo just happened to be the son of Julietís worst enemies, even though the kids had no idea what all the fighting was about.

They met a party and after a rather romantic scene on a balcony, decided to get married. I know I freak out if Iím planning to put on more make-up than my parents allow, but to follow your heart the way they did impresses me. To make matters worse, right after Juliet and Romeo get secretly married, Romeo accidentally kills Julietís cousin and has to leave town, and Julietís parents arrange a marriage for her with another guy. Juliet manages to talk her way out of it Ė at least for a little while. Talk about guts!

Unfortunately it doesnít turn out all right in the end, but I like to think of Julietís struggles when Iím dealing with parents that just donít understand why nine oíclock is a ridiculous curfew or why I really need a new outfit. Juliet found a way around her parentsí silly feud and actually managed to end the big fight at the end. And to think she was only fourteen at the time.

Joan

Joan of Arc was only twelve when she began to have visions of saints. These saints began instructing her to lead an army to help put the rightful king on the throne of France. The only two problems Joan faced were her young age and the fact that in the early 1400s, women simply didnít DO military.

Finally, at the ripe old age of sixteen, Joan decided to follow her heart. She found a willing male relative who took her to visit the man she felt was the rightful king.

He had her tested to see if she was really talking to saints, and when she passed the tests, she became the head of part of his army.

Sometimes itís easier to just sit back and wait for someone else to do the fighting, but Joan reminds me that bravery is more than acting tough. She not only went into battle herself, she inspired thousands of grown men to keep up the fight. In fact, largely through her efforts, Joan actually made a man king. Not bad for a teenager. Itís just a shame her enemies were wimps and accused her of false crimes. Even as she was facing death, she loudly forgave her enemies and asked them to pray for her. Thatís one tough girl!

Sailor Moon

Life would be boring without a bit of fantasy to guide us. For this reason, I love Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi. Where else can you find a group of teenage girls working together to battle the forces of evil?

Faced with the destruction of the earth, Usagi Tsukino, or Sailor Moon as she calls herself in battle, finds her powers and use them to battle evil creatures. The more she fights, the more she learns about herself and the powers she is fighting so hard to defeat. She also learns a bit about romance.

No matter how hard the fight, Sailor Moon keeps going. How can I justify wimping out on my math homework if she is able to keep fighting demons forever? Sailor Moon gives me the power to go on, and sitting back and taking a break to play with the Sailor Moon coloring pages here on the Doll Palace never hurt anyone either.


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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 25, 2007
alabamablonde1 is wrong to say juliet was being a wimpy girl. this story was about true love, and she had faked her death to make her parents see their feud with the montagues was wrong, and romeo came in and thought she was dead, so he poisend himself. juliet woke up from her (basically) self-inflicted coma, saw her husband and one true love dead, saw his goblet of poison, deduced that he killed himself for her, so she stabbed herself for him!!!!!!!!!! it's like a more tragic version of the princess bride!!!!!!!!!! and joan of arc, or joan d'acre or whatever, was decided to be real! and comparing yourself to fictional characters is a good thing, seeing as now they are trying to make them politically correct. i bet you just wanted to be cinderella or someone when you were younger. i myself wanted to be pocahantus (sp?), and she not only made peace with the settlers, but saved a mans life, was a teacher, and became a sort of native american ambassador, and that was when she was 11 to 1
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 25, 2007
i wonder why sailor moon and tuxedo mask never figure out who's who, i mean, come on! they don't disguise their voices, and moon looks just like she does at school but with better hair and a cuter outfit!!!!!

but it is a good article, i like how shakespear made a strong, independent girl when women weren't even allowed to act back then!
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yoshie

21/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 25, 2007
i luv wwe! i wanna be a diva whn i get older!!!! o i never got into juliet or sailor moon but they made us lrn bout joan of arc at school
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xJESSiCA

20/Female
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: July 25, 2007
Actually, I have to believe with alabamablonde. They aren't real, and the planet would be more troubled if they were real people. Seriously.

I love fictional books, though, but they aren't my role models. My role models are people like Oprah.

And I like support's articles a lot more. Seriously.
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french_horn_lu

20/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 25, 2007
this is a kool artical! i did a report on Joan of Arc!!
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tecnochick

22/Female
Crystal Lake, IL
Posted On: July 25, 2007
I think that alabamablonde is very wrong. I am a truly avid reader of fiction and I find that the characters in fiction are very realistic. Most of them are based off of people in real life and then are just given something extra, like magical powers, to turn the theme into fantasy. Though it is true that Salior Moon is a bit unrealistic but it is geared towards a younger group of kids that really only soak in the messages it talks about. These include good vs. evil and it talks about love. So though fantasy may be unrealistic at times it holds messages that are easier to soak in when they are behind a sheld of entertaining telivision or a good book.
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alabamablonde1

21/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 25, 2007
I honestly find this article quite disturbing. I have said it once and I will say it again, it really just is not good to compare yourself to FICTIONAL characters. Sailor Moon is an ANIME CHARACTER. She is NOT REAL. Juliet is a character in a play (or book, whatever,Shakepere isn't really my strong point). Sure, fantasy is all well and good to watch on TV and read about in books, but well, when you start comparing your math homework to an anime character fighting demons...you may have have a problem. Also, Juliet ended up killing herself in the end over a guy, which is not what you should tell young girls (or grils, as you say in the title) is brave. It's stupid, and is another reason I think this article is slightly disturbing.
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Knewgirl

23/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: July 25, 2007
I love sailor moon but i mean the original one not the new one with all the new characters i remember getting up at 5am and having my dad make me toast and then ii would watch it on tv while he left for work waiting for my mum to get up and i was only like 4 that was around 11 years ago though
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 25, 2007
I Love Sailor Moon! Woooo Sailor Power!
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