This is one of the big criticisms that has plagued Nancy Drew over the years: she is "too perfect". Many have preferred other girls' series heroines like Judy Bolton and Berverly Gray who were portrayed with a full range of emotions and made mistakes in their lives . . . while solving mysteries. Nancy does appear somewhat as an automaton is some of the stories, especially after Mildred Wirt Benson was no longer writing the books.
WOW! You certainly know your stuff, No.1! This is my first time on this page and everyone knowledge is so impressive. I've been collecting Nancy for years -- too bad she has become so popular and so many collectors/dealers are rabid for her. Talk about driving up prices. Nancy was even noted as a premimun collectable in Women's Day magazine.
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I don't know, while it's true that Nancy has always been portrayed as perfect in the originals, I feel she has had to live up to some tough competition. I mean as was mentioned, women just got the right to vote 10 yrs prior, most of the movies in those days were film noirs -- celebrating tough dames, and women were taking more responsibilities in society and the workplace. So, I think Nancy Drew just started off in those circumstances -- became popular -- and as times have changed her over-confidence stayed. But, it's really not a bad thing, it's just that it's not as realistic for this day and age where -- yes, we want very independent female characters, but we don't have to prove our toughness in any situation anymore. We can have emotions, faults, and fears. IMHO. :o)
Nancy Drew is truly the ultimate role model. This daring heroine is never afraid of danger and never quits till she gets to the bottom of things.
Good observation, Merbenavi. Do you find
yourself sometimes trying to behave as Nancy
nancy drew is a great role model because she's smart,pretty and clever! she's perfect and she's a good amateur detective
I think I as a girl can relate to Nancy Drew
I love Nancy Drew ever since i was in grade 4 i would sit down and read them both the old and new versions. I love them my mom always thought I would be reading the same book because she didn't know it was a series. I really think when reading stories about the couragoues things she does makes me / lets me have the courage to stand up for myself =)
I also love the way the let NAnacy lead a "normal life" ... with her boyfreind she is not in a serious relationship which is a great role modle for teens stating you don't have to have a serious relationship
I am looking for a fellow fan to work with me on Nancy Drew style stories, which I can also illustrate using computer software. Main character will be based on a real person in her 40s, but a great ND fan and somewhat resembling her. Im on yahoo messenger at sjdrake2006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
hello everyone. i am a new member and am young but i totalllyyyy think ND is coooool. am from jamaica. am 13.my friend said that the mystery at ski jump is stupid,but i think not.