Sometimes a book is that great, it makes me feel like the characters in it are ‘real’. Like I know them personally. As if these characters are close friends of mine. I am sure this is something many of you can relate to. I also think this is one of those things that determines whether I like a particular book, or not. These are five of the – many – fictional characters I would love to know in real-life:
1. Sancho Panza – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
This man acts as a squire to Don Quixote. He is loyal, realistic and funny: the perfect sidekick. I would definitely want him as my companion on some weird road trip!
2. Gandalf the Grey – Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I have so many reasons for this one. But mostly just because I think he is the wisest man in literature. I need someone that wise in my life. Just imagine being stressed out about some deadlines when suddenly Gandalf appears, being all wise: “All we need to do decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”. I am sure everything would seem a lot easier after that!
3. Lizzie Bennett – Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
To me, she is one of the smartest and strongest women in literature. I think she is a great roll model, especially in her time (if I remember correct the novel is set around the year 1700). I would be proud to have her as a friend!
4. Ron Weasley – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Ron is another great sidekick he is loyal and funny as well. He is also really afraid of spiders, which is a big plus to me. I hate spiders more than anything else and it would be great to have a friend who fears them even more than I do.
5. Lisbeth Salander – Millennium series by Stieg Larsson
First of all, who doesn’t want to have a female friend who is that good in hacking computers? That would be one of the coolest things! Second, she is cool, strong and fierce. Would not want to get in a fight with her!
I am really curious about the fictional characters you guys would like to know in real life! I am sure I missed a lot of characters who are really worth mentioning!