These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

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Reading has a way of making us believe our favorite characters are real. Sometimes we believe they breathe the same air as us, or walk the same ground. But they don’t text (besides in part one, which you can read here).   Some mad geniuses have somehow got into contact with some famous literary figures, though. We’ve collected a few of the funniest ones.   1. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger via Esquire   2. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens via The Poke   3. “The Sorrows of Young Werther” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe via Sparknotes …

12 Fictional Characters Almost Named Something Else Entirely

12 Fictional Characters Almost Named Something Else Entirely

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Major character names are always important. Though they need not be meaningful, they should have some cultural connotation and their pronunciation should not distract the overall storyline. While some authors like Ernest Hemingway tend to employ simple names, some others like Charles Dickens take a lot of planning time to come up with names with intrinsic values, such as Philip Pirrip from “Great Expectations”. Before publication, writers often go through drafts in which their main characters may have been called something else entirely. With a little digging, we have rounded up a list of classical literary figures who had almost been given …