Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.This week’s prompt is to list ten characters we would like to have by our side on a deserted island.We can pick them based on any factor – company or skills,for example.
1.Ralph – Lord of the Flies
Of course! Who cannot pick him after reading Lord of the Flies?! He is a very responsible guy who has only one thing in his mind: get off the island at all costs!
2.Jack – Lord of the Flies
Jack is always eager to chase some pigs,chickens,or whatever.He just doesn’t like being bossed around.
3.Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus can uphold a certain cohesion in the group with his wise words.He is also an excellent shooter – according to Miss Maudie,Atticus was ”the deadest shot in Maycomb at his time”,which earned him the nickname of ”Ol’ One-Shot” – and he will be of great help to keep creatures of the night away from us.
4.Robinson Crusoe – Robinson Crusoe
When in doubt as to how to survive on a deserted island,call Robinson!
5.Hamlet – The Tragedy of Hamlet
It will be great fun to hear Hamlet reflect on being lost on a stranded island.He might even wonder if it is better to go against the course of fate by wishing to go back home ; ”Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune / Or to take arms against a sea of troubles / And by opposing end them.”
6.Lord Henry Wooton – The Picture of Dorian Gray
He is Wilde’s wittiness personified,and one of my favourite characters.It’ll be interesting to see how he will deal with Hamlet.
7.Nick Carraway – The Great Gatsby
So that after we get off the island,he writes a superb account of our boldness in a poetical and magical language; The Great Survivors – or something like that.
8.Anna Karenina – Anna Karenina
Every time Tolstoy described her in a scene,readers couldn’t help falling in love with her.I would like to see her in person.She is presumably the most beautiful woman in literature. 🙂
9.Tintin – The Adventure of Tintin
There always is an exciting adventure befalling Tintin wherever he is.It’ll be great to follow him for real this time!
10.Thomson and Thompson – The Adventures of Tintin
And,however unlikely,we always meet these two wherever Tintin’s adventure has led him to! And they are among the funniest characters I know!