Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Characters Who Could Use a Session with Dr. Phil








10. Emma Bovary (Madame Bovary)
Doctor's wife with a banal, empty life
sets off on a series of banal, empty affairs.





9. India Bridge (Mrs. Bridge)
This poor woman never had a chance.
No life outside her tiny world.




8. Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)
Was there ever a woman more in need of a good
women's lib consciousness-raising evening?




7. Bella Swan (Twilight)
I'm sorry, but a vampire boyfriend? Really?




6. Sam-I-Am (Green Eggs and Ham)
Stop with the green eggs and ham already.




5. The Pigeon (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus)
Give it up, Pigeon.




4. Gregor Samsa (Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis)
Man wakes to find he has changed into a giant insect.
He can't communicate with anyone and can't leave his room.
Not a happy fellow...that is, roach.


3. Bertha, Rochester, and Jane (Jane Eyre)
Obviously, Bertha has troubles,
but her husband and Jane could use some therapy, too.



2. The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat)
The Cat is trouble.
And don't make excuses for him.



1. Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew mysteries)
Never even has a bad hair day.


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24 comments:

Eszter said...

LOL. It begins with the title of your post. It's just hilarious. And I truly love your list and agree with you on the characters who you would like to send to Dr. Phil. LOL!!!

Jess Schira said...

:) Love the list.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I like your take on this week's TTT. I think it's my favorite list I've seen today!

Parrish Lantern said...

What's wrong with Sam I am, I've based my whole philosophy on this tale/poem ;-}

bookwanderer said...

Your list is really funny--love your humorous one-sentence descriptions! I've seen Bella on a lot of lists today, and I'm embarrassed than she never even crossed my mind. I guess I just completely wrote her off! I still like most of the characters on my list, even if they're frustrating.

Thanks for sharing your choices! You can find my TTT over at bookwanderer .

Andi said...

LOL, love this! And you're so right about all of them, but Madame Bovary is my "favorite."

Lady In Read said...

love the title and I do have Scarlett on my list as well.. and I definitely would include a couple of others on my list (Nancy Drew and Bella, for example)...:)

Ciska van der Lans said...

Your title is hilarious. The idea you thought of the Cat in the Hat is funny. Great post.

Danica Page said...

I hated every character from Madame Bovary, Scarlett topped my list. I didn't think of the Jane Eyre cast, but they are frustrating.

Great post! Thanks for sharing and I love your title.

~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

Nikki H said...

I think Bella Swan is on EVERYONE'S list today! And you are totally right, The Cat is a criminal! lol

Great list!
Thanks for stopping by Take Me Away...

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Great list and totally agree with you on many of them.

Alise (Readers In Wonderland) said...

Love the post title! Glad to see Bella on this list LOL The Cat in the Cat is also a nice choice, I always thought he was creepy, too.

bookshelffantasies.com said...

And I thought I'd be the only one with the Cat in the Hat! Ha. Nice list.

Lisa
My TTT

Jade said...

I love that you included children's books in this list!

Totally agree with you on Bella Swann...she definitely made my list as well.

And I couldn't even finish Madame Bovary.

LHughes said...

Just like Dr. Phil, you weren't afraid to criticize some big name book characters!

A lot of people have Scarlett O'Hara on their list. I've always wanted to read Gone With the Wind because my mom LOVES it, so I'm a little surprised so many people find the MC annoying!

I had Bella on my list too!

I love that you included Dr. Seuss on here! Hehe!

Poor Jane and Rochester :(
Rochester might need the therapy, but I think Jane is pretty solid. At least that's my opinion. (I love that book though.)

Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

Ali said...

This is a great list! Bella would definitely be on mine, too. She made me so mad!

Jessica DeLuna said...

What an awesome list! Emma Bovary almost made my list, but then others quickly bumped her off. I've seen Bella on lots of lists and I've never seen the films or read the books, but yeah she didn't make my list because I can't fully judge her (well I guess I can).

Thanks for stopping by Literary, etc! :)

Ink and Papyrus said...

Thanks for dropping by on my blog. I love the title of this post and I completely agree with Bella Swan and Bertha-there's-nothing-wrong-hang-on-a-moment-while-i-try-to-murder-my-husband.

Sandy said...

I HATED The Cat in the Hat!!!!

Check out my TTT.

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Create With Joy said...

This post is a riot! I would love for you to share it at this week's Friendship Friday at Create With Joy - the theme is Books so it could not be more perfect! Plus, this meme is new to me, and I'd love to check it out in the future!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Michelle Shannon said...

Great list!! I'm still laughing!

Brooke said...

Fantastic list! I agree with all of them. Also, that cover of Jane Eyre is especially creepy!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I chose that cover of Jane Eyre because it made Bertha look so crazy.

the scarecrow said...

Completely, wholeheartedly agree with you about Nancy Drew. I do not understand these paragon-of-perfection women in children's books. Nobody is THAT perfect!

(Ditto on Bella Swan. Just...eurgh.)