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My theme this month is 26 of the Best Characters in Fiction.
I caught Fried Green Tomatoes on TV when I was a teenager. I watched it, probably because I loved Mary Stuart Masterson. It was one of my first encounters with a frame story. Evelyn starts visiting with Ninny, and Ninny tells the story of Idgie and Ruth. I’m not sure when I found out that it was actually a book: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg, but it stayed on my TBR for a few years.
When I finally read it, I fell in love with the characters all over again. They were even better (of course) than the characters in the movie. Idgie was a rebel, determined to do her own thing, even when it might have been easier to be more accommodating.
Idgie is never afraid to fight for the people she loves. Though Evelyn never meets her, Idgie becomes a role model to her, and through the stories she hears, Evelyn learns to become more assertive and happier in her life.
The movie was good, but the book was better. There are some things left out of the movie. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a pretty quick read. In fact, writing this post makes me want to go visit Idgie right now.
Have you read the book or seen this movie? Thoughts?