Saturday, 9 February 2013
Anne gets a makeover
Anne of Green Gables has gotten a make-over. This is not the first literary makeover of a classic, but probably one of its most shocking. First we had the twilight-esque covers for Jane Austen classics which was bad enough. Now, they've decided to make Anne a buxom blonde in order to appeal to the new generation of readers. The problem with this new look is that Anne was never blonde. The fact that she was a ginger is part of what defined Anne. Anne without her characteristic red-hair is impossible to imagine. One might as well make Anne, Andrew. Her hair color helps to define the character because it is part of what makes her different. I for one am shocked and I wonder if the artist ever read a single page of the Lucy Maude Montgomery tale. Talk about reworking and redefining a big slice of Canadiana.