If You Were a Book Character, Who Would You Be?
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:02AM
: If You Were a Book Character, Who Would You Be?
Is there a fictional character you identify with? For me, reading Charlotte Bronte's Villette made me see that I am pretty much exactly like Lucy Snowe. I've had things in common with other fictional characters, but Lucy Snowe is the one that expresses so much of what I think and feel.
Warning: the following passages are depressing. Heh.
"This hag, this Reason, would not let me look up, or smile, or hope: she could not rest unless I were altogether crushed, cowed, broken-in, and broken-down. According to her, I was born only to work for a piece of bread, to await the pains of death, and steadily through all life to despond."
"No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to
happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven."
Which character are you and why?