Has anyone ever been asked who they would most like to meet, be it any famous people, sports personalities, actors or reality stars. Well, who would I invite to dinner with you at your house? Let’s keep my choices to literary characters and we shall say five people, six including me, a nice even number for a cozy soiree. The choices that I make are on the basis that I can choose anyone dead or alive.
- Winnie The Pooh – I think, once in everyone’s life we absolutely adore Winnie The Pooh and his friends. I am 25 years old and I still love him. I cannot wait for the new Christopher Robin film to come out. I would have to stock up on a lot of honey to make him feel at home. Plus, I think him and my next guest would actually get along quite well. Pooh Bear is one of my favourite characters in a book not only from my childhood, but all time. He is quite inspirational.
- Aslan – The great lion from the land of Narnia. This would be amazing to meet him, to hear something inspirational come from his mouth (I am hearing the Liam Neeson voice from the film) He is one of my favourite lions, (not that there’s many.) It’s the excitement when you are reading the book and everyone is gathering and getting geared up to finally meet him and you can just imagine all of the feelings that are running through the Pevensie children’s minds. I would love to have the same feeling as he stepped through my doorway.
- Thirdly, I would have the lovely, fellow bookworm, Hermionie Granger. To just meet her would make my childhood. She is my favourite character in Harry Potter, I just keep imagining her at the dinner table with Winnie The Pooh, trying to make sense of his perfect nonsense. She could also teach me how to do some spells, which, let’s face it, we all want. The 11 year old inside of me would be jumping for joy.
- Number four is actually a suggestion from my boyfriend, as I was struggling to think of a fourth. To mix things up a little a bit I decided to choose the beloved elf Legolas from The Lord of the Rings. He probably wouldn’t understand anything that was going on, but I think it would be fun to learn about his elven culture, and maybe a trick or two with a bow and arrow, it is something I have always wanted to do. Along with Aslan’s words of wisdom it would be a perfect opportunity to feel like a fictional character myself.
- And lastly, number five – Merlin. I chose this character last because he is probably the most important of them all. He is one of my all time favourite characters and the idea that he could have been real, just is fascinating to me. I love the legends of Merlin and King Arthur. I love legends and myths in general, I have done ever since I was old enough to understand them. Merlin had a destiny to protect Arthur and he did, for the best part of his life. It’s a wonderful gift to give some, to help them become the person that they are meant to be, maybe even better. He truly is my favourite character.
When I look back at my choices, they look like a crazy bunch of people at a crazy party, where nothing makes sense. A bit like a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Sounds like my kind of party.
So, if you could invite 5 literary characters for a dinner party, who would you pick?