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If you were a character from litterature...

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

  1. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Benjy from Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury
     
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    Swann from Proust.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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...."
     
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    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.
     
  11. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But your avatar, Robert de Montesquieu, suggests more of a link to Baron de Charlus...
     
  12. Fabienne

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    It's Robert de Montesquiou(-Fezensac).

    Une "crÃ[​IMG]ature extraordinaire <qui> recherche essentiellement l'amour d'un homme de l'autre race, c'est-à-dire d'un homme aimant les femmes (et qui par consÃ[​IMG]quent ne pourra pas l'aimer)"
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  15. Fabienne

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    I'm more familiar with the equivalent in females, unfortunately.

    I didn't know about the genealogical link to d'Artagnan.

    I got a text by Proust at the oral du bac de francais. I did quite well on (it was about Proust, his grandmother and telephoning). Then the professor, thinking I was quite comfortable, asked me to analyze the character of the Baron de Charlus out of the blue. I drew a complete blank, rambled on for 5 minutes. A disaster. I got an overall 14/20 whereas it was one of my stronger subject (and a high coefficient.). When I got home, I read all I could find on the Baron...
     
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    Bazarov from Ivan Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons"
     
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    I second Howard Roarke.

    Eric
     
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    Starscream from the Transformers cartoon.
     
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    The character with whom I wish to have most in common - James Bond. Â [​IMG] Â The character who has most in common - Polonius. Â Â [​IMG]
     

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