Invite fictional characters to dinner?
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 10:36AM
Liara Covert in Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Inspirational Mentors, J.K. Rowling, Kay Scarpetta, L.M. Montgomery, Paulo Coelho, Tolkien, William Shakespeare, the Bible

Imagine the dinner conversations that would develop from a lively mixture of your favorite fictional characters. Consider what your guest list would tell you about yourself, your priorities, values, fears and expectations for your life in reality. Perhaps you dream you had the abilities and traits of these characters? What's to say your focus on these protagonists doesn't help you pinpoint meaningful purpose, ambition or traits you can develop in yourself? My top 15 choices are listed below:

1) Ellis Peter's medieval detective monk Brother Cadfael
2) Patricia Cornwell's pathologist-detective Dr. Kay Scarpetta
3) Paulo Coelho's Santiago (the Alchemist),
4) Charles Dicken's "reformed" Scrooge (*A Christmas Carol)
5) Ian Flemming's James Bond (007)
6) Agatha Christie's Miss Jane Marple or Hercule Poirot
7) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes
8) Jules Verne’s Phineas Fogg (*Around the World in 80 Days)
9) Pamela L. Travers’ Mary Poppins
10) J.K. Rowling's Dumbledore (okay, and Harry Potter Hermoine Granger too!)
11) J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf (*Lord of the Rings)
12) Yoda (*Star Wars)
13) L.M. Montgomery's Anne Shirley (*Anne of Green Gables)
14) Mary Magdelan (*The Bible)
15) William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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