We’re a few days into the new year and already some of us are suffering resolution remorse (or – perish the thought – have already kissed the resolution goodbye). It’s not too late to swap in something else and to help inspire you, we asked ten literary characters what they’ve resolved.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
I resolve to shut down stirrings of the animal revolution on my farm. Farmhand McCarthy has already sent my horse Tinseltown away for discussing the Seven Commandments of Animalism–it’s for the animals’ own good.
Father Lankester Merrin
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
After my last dig in Africa, I’ve been thinking about taking a break. Perhaps indulging in quiet meditation and seeking God that way. Though I did just receive an urgent call about an exorcism… perhaps one last one.
Mr. D (Dionysus)
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
I should probably take a bit more charge of the useless “heroes” of Camp Half-Blood. Last thing I need are more Paulie Jerkstons running off on unapproved quests.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
It’s been suggested that I might benefit from some anger management classes… I’d much rather head down to the local boxing gym instead though, and get some friends together for one-on-one sparring…
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
I do tend to get into a lot of tough spots that would be a conspiracy theorist’s dream. I think this year I’d like to focus on my students and research… (Yeah, right…)