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If you were a character from litterature...

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Fabienne, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    After the theme song thread, how about the character from litterature (or the movies if you prefer) you feel has most in common with you?

    For me, it would have to be Madame Olenska from "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. Some of you might have seen Michelle Pfeiffer in the role.
     
  2. Cliff

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    The main character in "The Importance of being Ernest"



    No, not THAT Ernest .
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    ishmael from moby dick
     
  4. PeterMetro

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    I'd be Robert Evans from The Kid Stays In The Picture. Not literature, but what a life.
     
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    I'm guessing I'm not the only one who'll say Rob from Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity."

    It's funny, because my girlfriend despises that character. Go figure.
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

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    Hiro Protagonist - Snow Crash
    or Ian Malcom - Jurassic Park

    Not really 'literature' per se, but two badass mofo's regardless.
     
  7. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sredni Vashtar

    Tom Ripley (ha ha)
     
  8. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    hmm...let me think...give me a minute... [​IMG]
     
  9. esquire.

    esquire. Senior member

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    Holden Caufield from "Catcher in the Rye".
     
  10. sam

    sam Senior member

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    A mixture of Ignatius Rielly from A Confederacy of Dunes, Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's and Charlie Brown.
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'd like to say Michael Corleone, but probably am closer to Fredo with the temper of Sonny.  Dammit.

    Actually, the Nick Hornby protagonist from "About a Boy" is probably the most accurate.  Just don't tell my fiancee.

    I'd like to say Pierre from that War and Peace book by that Russian fellow. But we About a Boy protagonists read only fashion and popular music magazines and watch television. Occasionally, we watch The Fifth (fourth?) Estate for a little education.
     
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    Encyclopedia Brown or Dick from the "Dick and Jane" series.
     
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    Please don't post a picture. Solid characters.
     
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    Brian SD Senior member

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    I would love to be any character from Douglas Coupland's Generation X. Good god, I could be happy if I was ANY Douglas Coupland character. I think I'm in love with all of them.
     
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    Encylopedia Brown was such a tool. If you ever go back and skim through the stories, you'll realize what I'm talking about.

    You could subdivide whether or not a character was good or bad simply by looking at whether or not these fourth and fifth graders were willing to work during their summer vacations.

    If they didn't do any work, they were cast as mean, bad, spoiled, etc..

    But, if they did all the work for a quarter, then they were held up as heroes to emulate.
     
  16. Mike

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    I'd be Phillip Marlowe from any of Chandler's novels, specifically The Big Sleep. Â Or Harry Morgan from To Have and Have Not Or Doctor Gonzo from Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, but I don't do nearly enough drugs. Â {Yes, I know Dr. Gonzo was really Oscar Acosta}.
     
  17. gorgekko

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    I suppose either Howard Roark or Hank Reardon.
     
  18. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I had a feeling about that...
     
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    Lord Peter Wimsey from the Dorothy L. Sayers detective series.

    Psmith from the P.G. Wodehouse books.

    Not Philip Marlowe - he got beaten up too many times to be entirely comfortable. The Saint, now...

    Atticus Finch, perhaps.
     
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    Raskolnikov, from Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.
     

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