Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Real Characters: answers, (I think)

I don't read that much fiction anymore, but have read a book or two in my time. This post is about some of the characters in a few of those books. See if you can match the characters to the books and also (for extra credit?) name the authors. Caution: the characters may or may not be the MAIN character.
1. Holly Golightly
Breakfast at Tiffany's. Truman Capote.
2. Captain Ahab
Moby-Dick. Herman Melville.
3. Tom Joad
The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck.

4. Sofie Western
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. Henry Fielding.
5. Friday
Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Dafoe.
6. Jack Dawkins
Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens.
7. Jim Hawkins
Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson.
8. Edmond Dantes
The Count of Monte Cristo. Alexander Dumas.
9. Atticus Finch
To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee.
10. Lara Antipova
Dr. Zhivago. Boris Pasternak.

Answers to 11-19. Well, these were much harder. I'm not done with you yet. Here is a list of the authors who made these characters up, but not in order. You will have to supply the matching book the characters appeared in before you get credit for this.

Ernest Hemingway
Vladamir Nabokov
James M. Cain
Margaret Mitchell
Charlotte Bronte
Ken Kesey
D.H. Lawrence
Joseph Heller
Anna Sewell
John Steinbeck

Now put the characters into the proper books by these authors.


  1. The hints for the extra aren't going to help me. The only author on this list I've even read is Charlotte Bronte and I already have hers.

  2. Hemingway, Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea
    Nabakov, Humbert Humbert, Lolita
    Mitchell, Ashley Wilkes, Gone with the Wind
    Bronte, Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre
    DH Lawrence Lady Chatterley's Love
    Heller, Yossarian, Catch 22
    Sewell, Merrylegs, Black Beauty
    Steinbeck, Jim Casey, The Grapes of Wrath.

    Not 100% genuine, because knowing I should have known several, I looked them up after the last question, but I have read them, once upon a time.



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