"Jensen Ackles, though maybe a bit too old, conveys all of the quiet (but bad-a) bravery and understated kindness that are both a part of Four"
Down the Rabbit Hole compares "hott literary' male characters and this time FOUR from DIVERGENT is her YA bachelor of choice.
I love the premise of having all the hott guys of literature compete with one another. There are so many tempting options out there. I chose to represent Four from Divergent because, as it stands now, I love him enough that he just might be able to take down my favorite YA literary guy of all time (not telling who).
Sounds like FOUR to me. But Jessi from The Elliott Review guest blogs specifically why FOUR is her number One.
1. He's hott!
This is basically the thesis of this entire post. It's an undeniable fact that who he is is - wow! It's not so much that I fell in love with a particular description of what Four looks like. Four's allure and charm and worthiness as the most amazing YA bachelor are due to his actions and who he is as a person. These will be discussed in greater detail in the following points. It was difficult for me to find an actor to "cast" as Four for this post, but I decided that Jensen Ackles
, though maybe a bit too old, conveys all of the quiet (but bad-a) bravery and understated kindness that are both a part of Four.
"I hear my heartbeat. I have been looking at him too long, but then, he has been looking back, and I feel like we are both trying to say something the other can't hear, though I could be imagining it. Too long - and now even longer, my heart even louder, his tranquil eyes swallowing me whole."
Any literary guy worthy of my attention has
to have this factor. I am a Byronic Hero lover
regarding literary guys, but in real life I am all about the sweet guy who would do anything for you. Four is the perfect mixture of both of these things. He has darkness and pain in his past that affect him in the present time, but he is still a man who can function in society and be there
for his woman. You can sense that there is pain there, but he can still kick anyone's butt, can still be powerful and helpful and would only show this to the right person. He's the type you could trust with your life but who just needs a little hug at the same time.
3. Empowers his woman
YA lit has scores of heroines that are helpless and need their man to help complete them and rescue them. I'm not saying I always dislike those heroines, but Tris is a strong, strong girl who brings a lot to the table. She doesn't need anyone to rescue her - she can get the job done herself. She's not a broken piece missing her other half; she's a a whole individual with another whole individual. It takes a strong man to be able to handle a strong woman.
See more reasons FOUR is One and Jessi's favorite FOUR quote here.