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  •  There is a long list for me... (6+ / 0-)

    Off the top of my head:

    Treebeard, from Lord of the Rings.  I know, this seems a bit odd.  But I have often, while wandering through woods, felt a spirit of intelligence surrounding me.  If ents don't exist, they should.

    Njal from Njal's Saga.  It wouldn't surprise me if Njal actually had existed.

    George Wickham from Pride and Prejudice.  I've known a few Wickhams in my day.

    Anne Elliot from Persuasion.  I feel like a male version of Anne sometimes.

    Florentino Ariza from Love in the Time of Cholera.  I still love every woman I ever loved, and it does not spoil anything.

    Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Too many of us have ephemeral convictions which can be distorted by fear.

    Septimus Warren Smith in Mrs. Dalloway.  PTSD before the term even existed.

    Ancora Impara--Michelangelo

    by aravir on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:53:50 AM PDT

    •  Wow, Aravir, that's quite a list! (5+ / 0-)

      You said:

      But I have often, while wandering through woods, felt a spirit of intelligence surrounding me.  If ents don't exist, they should.
      You may have Druid ancestors.  I feel the same way about trees.

      And George Wickham--LOL!  You're right, there are a few of them around.  Never thought of him that way before, but goodness yes, we've all known charming villains. However, I console myself that being married to Lydia would be a life sentence.

      Thanks for coming by--would you like some more coffee?

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:00:03 AM PDT

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