If you were a character from litterature...

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  1. Mike

    Mike Senior member

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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}.
     


  2. gorgekko

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    I suppose either Howard Roark or Hank Reardon.
     


  3. 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.
     


  6. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Benjy from Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Swann from Proust.
     


  8. mrgoblueguy

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    Biff Loman from Death of a Salesman









    "I looked up and I saw they sky ... and I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been."
     


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    I might not usually reveal this, but since it's Fabienne who asked .... Jim Dixon from Lucky Jim. I had a strong identification with Chip Lambert at the start of The Corrections. Swann's not a bad call either; I bear some resemblance to him (thinning red hair), I wouldn't be immune to embarrassing myself over a beautiful courtesean and we both use Kick Out The Jams as a theme song. A character I have wanted to take to bed from the second I met her is Jordan Baker of The Great Gatsby.
     


  10. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    uhm, i suppose i should go with faust, pick your version. but not having actually read the full text by goethe, i'm not prepared to accept all that that implies. all i know is, life is sometimes made complex by the choices we make, whether internally or externally, and often that complexity feels to me like the proverbial faustian bargain.
     


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    Horace Senior member

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    That's ugly....
     


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    professor (digory) kirke from the chronicles of narnia.
     


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    I'd love to see myself as Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove, but I'm probably more like Woodrow Call (except for the refusing to acknowledge his only son thing).

    Atticus Finch is always a good choice, but he's an awful lot to live up to.

    I just got a great mental image of LA Guy standing in the middle of a room screaming, "I'M SMART. NOT DUMB LIKE EVERYBODY SAYS... AND I WANT RESPECT...."
     


  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Actually, the quote is:

    "I'm smart. Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect."

    I know it was you JBZ. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
     


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    There was a time when I would have know this by heart. I'm getting old...like Vito Corleone after the assassination attempt old.
     


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