Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Who would you invite to dinner?



Thought that I would do a little meme today to warm those brain cells up!

1. If you could host a dinner party with 5 literary characters, who would they be and why?
  • Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice- I would want to know what Mr Darcy is really like and I think that she would be quite opinionated on most things!
  • Precious Ramotswe from The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency- I love her character and she would hopefully bring us all some Bush tea.
  • Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre- I would be quite happy just to sit and watch him brooding all night!
  • Bridget Jones- I know this is probably a bit predictable but I think we would get on very, very well!
  • Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind- I think that she would be a very entertaining dinner guest, plus I could ask her to tell me the story and then I wouldn't feel so bad about not finishing the book!
2. Who is your literary role model?
Hmmmm I don't think that I really have just one role model from literature. I think that you like and dislike different aspects of all the characters that you come across, there is not one person that I would like to emulate.

3. Which literary house would you most like to live in?
This would definitely be Manderley for me from Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. It sounds like a beautiful house surrounded by land leading to it's own private beach yet it is steeped in mystery and secrets; it would definitely be one to go snooping around in.


4. Which literary couple would you most like for parents?
Mr and Mrs Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, I'm sure that I would soon get fed up with the neurotic mother but I think that Mr Bennet is just lovely, he wants his daughters to marry well but more importantly he wants them to marry for love.
5. Pick 3 literary characters that you would like to have as siblings?
I would pick Tony, Sean and Ned from Lisa Jewell's A Friend of the Family. I am blessed with a lovely sister but I have always wondered what it would be like to have a brother; this way I would have 3 very different ones!
6. Who is your favourite literary villain?
I would have to say Mrs Danvers from Rebecca, she is such a good villain. I just love how sinister she is, that scene where she nearly gets the new Mrs De Winter to jump from the window shows the sheer power that she has. I have also seen the Hitchcock film of this book and Mrs Danvers is brilliant in it; the way she just appears silently and appears to glide across the room as though she is inhuman!

7. Name a character that most people dislike but you do not. Why do you like them?
Snape from the Harry Potter books, I think I might have a thing about dark, brooding villains, especially when they turn out to the good guy in the end.

8. If you could go into a novel, which one would it be and why?
Oooh this is a very Lost in Austen question! There are so many that I would want to be in, Pride and Prejudice so that I could meet Mr Darcy (I do have a bit of an obsession!) and give Lydia a slap for being so annoying! Rebecca so that I could meet Maxim De Winter and wonder around Manderley. There are so many more that I could mention, that is the thing about books though, you get to imagine standing in the character's shoes and seeing life through their eyes.

After completing this meme I have discovered that I may be slightly obsessed with Rebecca and Pride and Prejudice, I promise that I have read and loved other books too!

6 comments:

violetcrush said...

I totally agree with you on almost all the questions. My answers would also be more or less the same :)

I think I am a bit obsessed with Pride and Prejudice too.

Dot said...

Violet- It's quite a nice thing to be obsessed with isn't it! Glad it's not just me!

Melody said...

I enjoyed reading your answers, Dot!

Count me in too about the obsession with P&P! If I've some extra time, I'd re-read that book again! ;)

Dot said...

Melody- thank you! I think I may have to make time for a re-read soon!

Flo said...

Oh I would love to live in Manderley!! I'm not sure I want to marry Max De Winter though!

Dot said...

Flo- No I don't think I would want to marry Maxim De Winter either!

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