Rachel Green – Beauty and Spunk

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Picture a gorgeous woman with lovely golden brown hair and lovely eyes, who’s sexy, kind hearted and knows exactly how to get her way with you. Blend all this and you have with you, Rachel Green. Yes, the eternally idolized character from the famous sitcom, FRIENDS. She’s the one I’m talking about and undeniably, she’s probably what every woman wants to be, what every female wishes to look like or is at least someone one wants to be associated with at least once in their lifetimes. Such is the affect this woman has on us, the actor who portrayed the character as if she were real, with so much élan and grace that we fell in love.
She’s pretty. Yes, that’s most definitely undeniable. She looks great and that’s why throughout the show, everyone associates with her. Most guys in the sitcom are always falling for her, asking her out or just plain staring at her. Like that creepy Italian man that makes Ross so jealous or the very annoying Barry who, like an idiot, gives her up for Mindy, much to Ross’s delight. Then there is the way Ross has been in love with her for ages and the fact that he’s not been able to express it as she’s just that intimidating to him. That’s probably the affect they have on each other as can be figured out through the rest of the show.

 

She’s noticed her flaws. True, everyone has them but not everyone is capable of expressing it or even understanding it. She’s thrown into the show at the very beginning of Season 1 as a rich, spoilt brat who knows nothing other than the way to live with her father’s plastic and her never ending supply of money. That’s her flaw, a fatal one almost. Being so overly pampered that she doesn’t know what the life of a commoner is like. It makes her seem extremely obnoxious and hate-worthy, what with her high and mighty attitude. Brad Pitt’s character, portraying intense hatred for Rachel Green is just that and more.
She’s changed. That, about Rachel Green, is most admirable.  That though she’s come from a family that is not only filthy rich but also needs nothing and wants everything, with the progress of the show, her character has developed and matured, thereby understanding how to survive in the normal world just like everyone else. It’s a beautiful evolvement that makes us love her as each episode brushes past all of us who are so deeply engrossed in their lives. In a case that seems like from rags to riches, she’s made it big, cutting herself off her parental income and finding herself a job that makes her independent. What’s great is that she sticks to that job, one she hates with all her heart, because she realises what her priorities are.

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She’s a pushover. Not necessarily a likeable fact but in the end it is one definable thing about her that makes her who she is. It is like one trait, that one quality that we all possess but we necessarily shouldn’t because it is bad for us and yet, something we can’t let go of easily. In the episode where Phoebe calls her on that, telling her that she lets anyone step over her, and then Monica seconds that opinion, it shows how everyone agrees with that character flaw. What’s beautiful is how they keep it to themselves so they don’t hurt her.
She’s what every man wants. Beauty and spunk. If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it now. If I have, however, I’ll reiterate because it is the one thing no one can get enough of. A combination like that is worth more than just a mention and it gets just that. We all want to be both stunning and brainy. It’s a combination known to mankind as the only one that’ll ever make it through. To have the best of both worlds and more is a dream.
She’s emotional. Very. She cries for little things, gets upset easily, falls in love quickly and out of it immediately. She’s crazy and fun and that’s what makes her so very unpredictable. It’s fun to be around people whose next moves we can’t comprehend. Rachel Green achieves that through her highs and lows with how she weeps for tiny things and believes in pixies. She’s wonderfully lovable with her signature moves and her constant jealousy.

 

She exchanges gifts. For some reason, that makes her amazing. Don’t ask me why but to have the guts to do something like that is really good. How many of us have gotten gifts we’ve disliked or hated but kept them for sentimental reasons? True, human values and all that other stuff but isn’t it better to just exchange the gifts for something better and more useful? It teaches us to do just that. The episode where she exchanges the Gold Necklace for a delicate Silver one but yet, keeps all the milestones of her relationship with Ross make her seem sentimental, yet intelligent.
That’s three out of six characters.

So far, so good.
Such motivation for women all over the world, yet, we’re so backward.
These are our lives and we have control them.
Sadly, we haven’t realized that.
Yet.

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