I came across this story on Flavorpill today, and thought it absolutely hilarious: literary characters & their modern day, tabloid equvalents. If only to live in a time when the lives of great literary characters are discussed in our gossip mills—and by “great,” I mean to exclude any and all of the Twilight characters. I’m talking Mr. Darcy! Anna Karenina! Becky Sharp! The Wife of Bath! OK, maybe The Canterbury Tales is going a bit far, but I’m tellin’ ya, that Wife of Bath is a tricky one. She certainly COULD give the real housewives of Orange County a run for their money.
Here’s a small taste of the comparisons. Go to Flavorpill for the entire story.
Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby’s reputation precedes him in The Great Gatsby–the lavish Jazz Age parties and extravagant lifestyle stir everyone’s curiosity as he never seems present at his own soirees. The reality is more interesting than the rumors: bootlegging liquor, ties to the mob, and his goal to steal Daisy away from her husband. Modern day tabloid equivalent? P Diddy.