A lot of us have been reading since a very young age. There is something magical about reading because it takes you to its own world, where you become a part of the protagonist’s life. However, there are instances when we wish that the fictional characters we read so much about were real. Here is a list of the most popular fictional characters that people wish were real.
It is very hard to find people who began reading at a very young age and did not like Harry Potter. Everyone loves Harry potter. Who would miss a chance to meet ‘the boy who lived’? J.K. Rowling took us into Harry’s world and we were a part of his journey, be it in Hogwarts or his war against Lord Voldemort. Imagine how great it would have been if Hogwarts was real and we were all set to leave on September first via the Hogwarts Express.
Gandalf is another character that we wish was real. Who wouldn’t want this wise character from the Lord of the Rings to come to life and fight all the evil powers? Plus, we would get a chance to hear about all the elves and hobbits that he shared his time with.
We might not be as smart as Sherlock Holmes but we can be at least around someone as smart as him. It was such a pleasure to read about him in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and to see Benedict Cumberbatch play the role in the popular TV series that goes by the same name. Think about all the things that we would have asked him if only he was real!
Everyone loved the popular TV show FRIENDS and if we had to pick one character from the group of six who we wish would come to life, it will be Chandler. It will be so much fun to listen to his sarcastic comments, watch him dance, and of course watch him pose for a picture!
Every girl who has read the masterpiece Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has loved Mr. Darcy. There is something magical about this man who belongs from the Victorian era. Oh the things that we would do to hear him say, “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Seriously, that is swoon worthy.
Atticus Finch from to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is another fictional character we wish was real. Think of all the intellectual conversations that you can have with him about racism, politics, and of course, Alabama.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Captain Jack Sparrow is witty and spontaneous and is also a bit careless just like us, which is why we wish that he was real.
So, which fictional character do YOU want to see come to life?
A Selection of Fictional Character Quotes
“I love fictional characters…they can’t break your heart.” ~ Julia Hall
“I do believe that characters in novels belong to their writers and their readers pretty equally. I’ve learned a lot of things about the characters I write from people who read about them. Readers expand them in ways I don’t think of and take them to places I can’t go.” ~ Ann Brashares
“…history is filled with fictional people. We have all been fooled into believing in people who are entirely imaginary – made-up prisoners in a hypothetical panopticon. But the point isn’t whether or not you believe in imaginary people; it’s whether or not you want to.” ~ Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything
“I have always believed there is great value in studying the flaws of mankind and men —even fictional characters. All of us are flawed. All of us are diminished by some form of prejudice and bias. If a fictional character is to be realistic, he must struggle with imperfections and weaknesses.” ~ K. Lee Lerner, Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
“Real people are made out of a whole lot of things—flesh, bone, blood, nerves, stuff like that. Literary people are made out of words.” ~ Thomas C. Foster,
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