If you were a character from litterature...

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  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.
     


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    The main character in "The Importance of being Ernest"



    No, not THAT Ernest .
     


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    globetrotter Senior member

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    ishmael from moby dick
     


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    PeterMetro Senior member

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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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    shoreman1782 Senior member

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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

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Hiro Protagonist - Snow Crash
    or Ian Malcom - Jurassic Park

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


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Sredni Vashtar

    Tom Ripley (ha ha)
     


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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".
     


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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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    GQ Lawyer Senior member

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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 Moderator

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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.
     


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