Below we take a look at some of the finest literary characters to have ambled across the pages of our imaginations. Witty, iron-willed, daring and adventurous are just some of the features that best describe these remarkable characters. They are le crème de le crème in the literary world and would surely dominate the chaos, which is Black Friday. Here we take a look at our top five pick for literary characters who would have owned the infamous Black Friday sales:
Because Black Friday isn’t always as easy as it sounds. It takes a certain kind of character to dominate the sales and beat out the competition to get the best deals, as the doorbusting deals, for example, are generally limited in number. You need a determined person – someone who is willing to go that extra mile.
1. Jay Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The elusive Jay Gatsby lives the American dream. From rags to riches, Gatsby made a life for himself in order to win over his beloved Daisy. Such a self-made, strong-willed and mystical character like Gatsby would surely triumph at the Black Friday sales.
Despite rocking up in his Rolls Royce, he’ll go in and out of the crowd completely unnoticed, stocking up on goods for his next garden party at a great price. Good show, old sport.
2. Hester Prynne
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hester Prynne is a persisting heroine in American literature. Despite being completely out casted by her Puritan neighbors and made to wear the letter ‘A’ for committing adultery, Hester persists to live a normal life, upholding her grace and dignity, whilst raising her daughter, Pearl.
Hester would surely triumph during the Black Friday sales, as she has already been shamed by her community and she’s just not afraid to break the rules.
3. Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Whilst Sherlock Holmes would perhaps be unwilling to waste his time on such trivial affairs, such as Black Friday, he would be the ideal strategic shopper. As a world-class London detective, Holmes is known for his astute ability to use logic and forensic science to solve any crime.
He has also been known to adopt an array of disguises to solve his cases. With his techniques, shrewd proficiencies and ability to blend in, Holmes would be on the case to do whatever it takes with his dear Watson by his side.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The girl chased a rabbit down a hole, fell down a tunnel unscathed, discovered a magical world filled with oddities and still managed to make it home in time for dinner. Yes, we think Alice would own Black Friday. Absolutely nothing would phase her.
5. Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
If Robinson Crusoe survived on a deserted island for 27 years, two months, and 19 days, we’re pretty sure he can handle the Black Friday sales. And, with Crusoe, comes his trusty companion, ‘Friday’ – and with a name like ‘Friday’ on the Friday shopping day, surely they cannot be beat.
Together Crusoe and Friday are unstoppable and will get the greatest deals, fending off any cannibals that might get in their way.