Friday Five: Characters for a Day

Over at the RevGalBlogPals there’s this week’s Friday Five:

What five characters would you switch places with for a day? I initially read this to mean characters in books, but hey…you can use plays, movies, comic strips, cartoons, anything you’d like. For bonus points, tell us WHY for each or some.

1) Anne of Green Gables!
I loved her simple, real, honest look at life, her scrapes and troubles, and her love for life and friends. I think I’ve read every single book by Lucy Maud Montgomery with an “Anne” in it!

2) Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
My one question would be, “Were you really such a twit?” When I read the book, I didn’t really understand how the guy’s mind worked. And along those lines…

3) Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With The Wind.
Yes. Really. I’d like to get inside her head and understand what drove her (beyond “Tara” and “Ashley”.)

4) King David from the Old Testament
What’s it like to be someone “after God’s heart” — getting beyond the stereotypes and bylines, that is. I’d like to sing, worship and live in Jerusalem through his eyes.

5) Ellen Brown Hickox Stewart
Don’t know her? Ah, I wish you did! She’s my thrice-great grandmother. She was an abolitionist, feminist, evangelist and activist long before those “-ists” were cool. I have her autobiography which I dream of turning into a historical fiction novel, first for young readers and then a more adult version. Whether or not anyone would want to publish it, let alone READ it, is another question! 😉


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