What book characters do you identify with?

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29 Nov 2007, 7:26 pm

Mine;

Prince Myshkin (The Idiot, Dostoevsky). When I am feeling too good about myself, I am the innocent, clueless, misunderstood creature who is too beautiful for nineteenth century society.

The anonymous narrator from Notes From the Underground (Dostoevsky). When I am depressed, this is how I feel.

Don Quixote. I too am prone to obsessive, idealistic delusions.

Oscar (The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass). Because I am just that weird.



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29 Nov 2007, 8:03 pm

I have very few that I can see myself in, but the major one for many years has been Raistlin Majere, the greatest Archmage that ever lived on Krynn. Like him, I have a somewhat fragile constitution, a sharp wit, and tend to unnerve those around me.
Like him, I will settle for nothing less than my due, and will stop at nothing to achieve my desires.



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29 Nov 2007, 8:43 pm

the train in Anna Karenina (sp?)..or maybe that's just my social skills.

I tend more to place myself in the story, and see what I'd do.



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29 Nov 2007, 10:03 pm

Marvin the Paranoid Android - I can get really upset with the world, too.



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29 Nov 2007, 10:10 pm

Harry Potter due my character is similar to his.


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29 Nov 2007, 10:16 pm

the girl in Speak, because she is funny inside her head but not so much out her mouth. and probably gollum, and holden caufield, and the mad wife in the attic from jane eyre, and the demon bartimaeus. but i would pick to be like Anita Blake because she's such a badass even though her books are not so good anymore, she is still a great character.


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29 Nov 2007, 10:18 pm

JerryHatake wrote:
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"Don't ever frown because you never know who might be in love with your smile. ".


this is unrelated, but that quote annoys me. and what the heck about the people who are in love with my frown?


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29 Nov 2007, 10:31 pm

i_Am_andaJoy wrote:
JerryHatake wrote:
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"Don't ever frown because you never know who might be in love with your smile. ".


this is unrelated, but that quote annoys me. and what the heck about the people who are in love with my frown?


It is a positive quote I found and it is my signature.


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30 Nov 2007, 12:05 am

Drizzt Do'Urden.

Cliche, I know, but...



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30 Nov 2007, 7:35 am

Nick Corey - the main character in Jim Thompson's Pop 1280.

As I was posting this I just found out there was a French Film adaptation of the book. Must buy. :)



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30 Nov 2007, 8:51 pm

Dream from "Sandman."

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. (I don't kill people or anything but I can still relate to him.)



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02 Dec 2007, 8:46 am

Mersault in 'L'Étranger'
Howard Campbell in 'Mother Night'



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08 Dec 2007, 12:46 am

Inspector William Monk, in the Anne Perry mystery novels set in Victorian England, because if I were a man, I would be just like him.

Jane Eyre, from the book, "Jane Eyre." I just related to this character, a lot.


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