The Fictional Lover Meme

Lovelyloey gave me this great idea of “compar(ing) the hot male protagonists of books e.g. Mark Darcy vs Romeo, and do it in a real chick-lit fashion and see which one fits more as the perfect boyfriend”. Well, there isn’t such thing as the perfect boyfriend, but I can dream, can’t I! So here goes:

Rules of this meme:
– Choose one option in each question and elaborate why.
– Replace whichever question you don’t want to or can’t answer with your own two fictional lover choices and answer as with the others.

1. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen) or Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding)?
I only half-read Pride & Prejudice, so I’m going to be biased and choose the modern-day Mark Darcy. Besides, he’s quite a good catch! 😛

2. Shakespeare’s Romeo Montague (Romeo & Juliet) or Prince Hamlet (Hamlet)?
Romeo, of course. Hamlet is too depressing for me.

3. JRR Tolkien’s (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) Aragorn, son of Arathorn or Legolas, son of Thranduil?
Hmm, Legolas is dishy, but Aragorn seems less likely to run around so much. 😀

4. Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell) or James Bond (Ian Fleming’s series)?
Rhett. Even though he can be a jerk, at least he’ll make sure I’m well-cared for. :mrgreen:

5. Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë) or Mr Rochester (Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë)?
Heathcliff, because I’ve read Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and I didn’t like the portrayal of Mr Rochester in it.

6. JK Rowling’s (Harry Potter series) Harry Potter or Cedric Diggory?
Cedric, because I don’t want to be with someone that famous. 😆

7. Paul West (A Year in the Merde – Stephen Clarke) or Adrian Mole (Sue Townsend’s series)?
Paul West, because he’s into France and all that. And he’s funny.

8. Tristran Thorne (Stardust – Neil Gaiman) or Roux (Chocolat – Joanne Harris)?
Tristran Thorne, he’s dreamy in a cute, bumbling way. 😀

I tried finding good, contrasting or similar combinations but it was tough! Perhaps I should concentrate on reading more famous romance books… 😛

Tagging: Lovelyloey of course! And you if you’d like to. 🙂


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovelyloey
    Dec 04, 2008 @ 09:22:19

    OMG I don’t know half of these guys. Got lost after qn 3 all the way to Harry Potter. HAHA.
    Paul West is a player! I thought in the 2nd book he only got together with the girl cos he needed a place to stay. No good for me. Then again, I haven’t read Adrian Mole, haha.

    nylusmilk: wikipedia can be your friend. 😉 you should read that classic of adrian mole, the secret diary of adrian mole aged 13 3/4. kinda like the teenage male’s bridget jones. the word sampat comes to mind when reading it! 😆


  2. sandra
    Dec 04, 2008 @ 21:31:46

    Um, Pride and Prejudice‘s Darcy is Fitzwilliam, not Mark =)

    nylusmilk: oh, my bad! i did mention that i only half-read it, and that was a long time ago too. 😳


  3. aloi
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 11:40:00

    this is cute! though i don’t know all of them either. cedric died, which i don’t think i could cope with. and aragorn over legolas, you’re kidding me 😉

    nylusmilk: oh right, i forgot that! but hey, it’s only fantasy. 😛 well, they’re both very dishy but aragorn is less boyish than legolas, and i like that. 😳


  4. lovelyloey
    Dec 07, 2008 @ 19:16:28

    Oh, on Aragorn and Legolas, they’re both too gay. That Aragon crying when Boromir died scene was just … too sensitive. HAHA. I am soooo essentializing here.

    nylusmilk: haha, i thought that was touching! at this rate, the most manly character in lotr for you would be gimli. or sauron. :mrgreen:


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