This week we are talking about what character in a famous novel we’d like to be, (temporarily). Toughy! Although I might daydream about places or characters from stories, I never put myself in one as a character.
I might want to be any Jane Austen heroine just so she’d get one of the fantastic men who are always Jane’s heroes, but they are always women who are slow on the uptake.[See my post, “Austen’s Pretty Limits”, 4F1H archives, October 5, 2012].I don’t want to be that dense.
My niece suggested “Stephanie Plum” from Janet Evanovich‘s “Numbers” novels and it’s tempting. I’m a one-man-woman but to have a last fling with Ranger in Rangeman HQ and then see if maybe she/I would marry Morelli (finally), but maybe she is dense, too, not to have grabbed him. My niece also suggested that I be Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series, but as much as I love the woman, I’d be Professor McGonegal, if you please! Hermione, to…maybe
Laurie Ryan dropped in to say she’d like to be Arwen Evenstar, (“Lord of the Rings” ), and I would love to be her but I’d either be heartbroken over Aragorn in the early books or be heartbroken over leaving Rivendell in the later ones.(BTW, since the Elves are no longer using Rivendell, can I live there?)
If I were a man, I’d probably want to be Arthur Dent in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. But I’m not.
I think I wouldn’t mind being the second Mrs. De Winter in “Rebecca” after all is said and done, but I think I will take a cue from Iris and go with a Cecelia Ahern character. I’d like to be Garda Sandy Shortt in “There’s No Place Like Here”, but truly the one who stole my heart was “Rosie Dunne”, from the novel of the same name,[aka “Love, Rosie” , aka “Where Rainbows End”]. During a lifetime of missed love and opportunities, she grows within herself and is able to guide her daughter. In the end, finds great peace, happiness and love.
I wish that for all of us; I hope you have it now.