I hardly remember Mansfield Park as it was read two summers ago but, that read aside, I was thinking about the different male leads, the hero characters and I believe my new, undisputed favorite is Captain Wentworth from Persuasion.
While I admire all the male protagonists,
Edward Ferrars is too spineless jellyfishy.
Knightly, too Daddy Warbux-y.
Darcy- not agreeable or approachable enough.
Although Darcy and Wentworth share the same character flaw- pride, and they both make a second proposal after being rejected once, Wentworth has more spirit, more openness of character, more determination, I feel.
So, here's to you Captain.
Now I am off with Henry to get his 4 month shots- woohoo!