The beautiful Islandsparrow tagged me for this meme some time ago so finally I have some answers for her. Now I couldn’t find anywhere that said these characters had to be out of novels so some of mine are out of epic poems because I love and hate the characters in those poems! And one of my characters is out of a short story. See what you think…
1. Three characters you wish were real so you could meet them.
Tom Bombadil from The Lord of the Rings.
Aslan from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The Selfish Giant when he is not selfish anymore from Oscar Wilde’s short story by the same title.
Oh! Why must I only choose three? I also want to meet Selima, the cat, in the poem Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes by Gray, but it was a real cat so I’m not sure that counts…?
2. Three characters you would like to be.
Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prarie. I soooo wanted to be her when I was little!
Emma from Jane Austen’s novel because I love matchmaking!
Abdeil in Paradise Lost because he stands alone against Satan and his rebellious horde fiercely and remains loyal to God in a mighty battle. He is awesome!
“…the Seraph Abdiel faithful found,
Among the faithless, faithful only he;
Among innumerable false, unmoved,
Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified,
His loyalty kept, his love, his zeal;
Nor number, nor example with him wrought
To swerve him from the truth, or change his constant mind
3. Three characters who scare you.
Grendel in Beowulf
Poseidon in The Odyssey
(Actually any characters in Beowulf or The Odyssey. Even the good guys are scary!)
The Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons dangeruses. Sinister!
Now I need to tag three more people so, Radagast, Beck and Paul – if you haven’t done this you’re up. I would tag John and Andrew but you two still owe me some interview questions! Bah! If anyone else wants to play, join in. Let me know in the comments.