Today, Carole has asked us to invite ten literary characters to a dinner party. Simple, right? I had no trouble assembling my initial list . . . Sherlock Holmes, Owen Meany, Mr. Darcy, Scout, Nancy Drew, Jo March, Hermione, Gandalf. . .
But then, I got to thinking.
It's a dinner party. What would they talk about? How would this motley crew interact with each other. And, just like when I'm planning a real-life dinner party, I started thinking group dynamics. (I mean, just having Sherlock Holmes and Jo March at the same table would probably cause trouble, if you know what I mean.)
So I shifted gears.
I decided to host a dinner party for literary-women-wronged-by-men. I thought we'd have a lot to talk about. We could drink some wine and have a nice, girls-night-out style bitch session!
My guest list:
- Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)
- Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)
- Ophelia (Hamlet)
- Lily Bart (House of Mirth)
- Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy)
- Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
- Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)
- Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)
- Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary)
- Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
I think we'd have a great time! Care to join us?
What about YOU? What literary characters would you include on your dinner party guest list?