2016 Bones Challenge Day 2 (Saturday): Favourite character
I love both Temperance Brennan and Seeley Booth. Both together and separately. They are very similar in some ways and different in others. Booth is the intuitive humanist and Brennan is the logical empiricist. He believes in religion, she believes in science and facts. Both had abusive childhoods and both will do anything protect each other and their kids. They can read each other so well and always know what to say to make the other one feel better.
Temperance Brennan had a pretty average upbringing until her parents disappeared when she was 15. Shortly after that, her older brother handed her over to child services and disappeared. She spent years in foster care where one family locked her in the boot of a car for dropping a plate while doing the dishes. She became very self reliant and independent. She is very blunt which leads people to think she is cold when she is definitely the opposite. She become a Forensic Anthropologist because it allows her to identify people when nobody knows who they are while giving the families of victims closure. What she needed when she was 15. She worked her way to the top of her field. Earning her the title of Best in the World. She has also written many best selling novels. She doesn’t like not being able to understand situations or emotions. She is very literal and has firm beliefs, needing evidence to make conclusions. Over the years Booth has helped her see the universe differently. That everything doesn’t always have to be rational. She believed for years that she was destined to be alone. Not the type of person who gets to be in a family. Now she has a husband, 2 kids, a step son, a close relationship with her father and has created a family with her work collogues. She is a strong female character and such an inspiration to me.
Seeley Booth God, what’s not to love about Booth. He loves his family and friends and would do anything to protect them. He had an abusive father growing up and his mother left because of this. Therefore, he felt like he had to protect his brother. He continued to try and protect Jared until recently when Jared was killed. Jared did describe Booth as ‘having an extra dad, only a dad who protects you from your real dad.’ Because of this, Booth would always get Jared out of trouble while sabotaging his own success. He is very forgiving. When his mother came back after 24 years, she tried to apologise for leaving him with his abusive father. He told her she didn’t need to. That he knew why she did it. He tries so hard to not be like his father, it haunts him. He is an excellent father to his 3 kids. His protective nature has continued throughout his life. Entering the Army and becoming a sniper to then becoming an FBI agent. He never liked taking lives but he made it a goal to try and catch at least as many murderers as the lives he took. Not only did he grow up in an abusive household, he also had a gambling problem and relapsed in season 10. His strong will and determination helped him work hard to overcome it so he could get his family back. There are so many reasons why he’s a great character.