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10 Fiction Characters Based on Real People

10 FICTION CHARACTERS BASED ON REAL PEOPLE Did you know... 1? that these characters have real life prototypes? Severus Snape The potions professor at Hogwarts School in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a cold sarcastic person who is unfriendly to Harry Potter. John Nettleship JK Rowling's Chemistry teacher who admitted he was "a short-tempered chemistry teacher with long hair and a gloomy, malodorous laboratory". Sherlock Holmes A consulting detective from Arthur Conan Doyle's novels. Holmes uses logical reasoning to solve the most complex cases. Dr. Joseph Bell Conan Doyle's teacher who loved to guess a person's profession combining deductive and inductive reasoning, just like Holmes. Charles Baker "Dill" Harris The best friend of Scott, the protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Truman Capote Harper Lee's childhood friend who said, "Her father was a lawyer, and she and I used to go to trials all the time as children." Long John Silver A cunning and sharp-witted pirate in the novel Treasure Island. His left leg was cut off by the hip. William Ernest Henley An English poet and cheerful friend of Robert Louis Stevenson, he had his left leg amputated below the knee because of tuberculosis. Alice in Wonderland A curious seven year old girl with rich imagination and lively mind. She is a main character of Lewis Carroll's novel. Alice Liddell The daughter of Carroll's close friends. She loved to listen to his stories and once asked him to write his tale down. Molly Bloom ULYSSES The wife of Leopold Bloom in Ulysses by James Joyce. JAMES JOYCE Nora Barnacle James Joyce's wife. They had complex but long-lasting relationship until Joyce's death. The fram of Derian Gray Dorian Gray A narcissistic young man who is obsessed with staying handsome. He is ready to give his soul away just to stop his aging. John Gray An English poet and talented French-English translator who was in relationship with Oscar Wilde, the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Ebenezer Scrooge A selfish tightwad who despises Christmas, he is a main character in Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. John Elwes The 18th century politician, He received an inheritance but refused to spend it and lived in abandoned apartments. James Bond A well-known British secret agent also known as agent with code number 007. His character was created by journalist Ian Fleming in 1953. Forest Yeo-Thomas A Special Operations Executive agent in World War II, Fleming said that Bond was inspired by “a compound of all the secret agents and commando types I met during the war. Huckleberry Finn The friend of Tom Sawyer, another character from Mark Twain. Huck Finn is a kid who runs away from his drunk dad and steps into numerous adventures. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Tom Blankenship Mark Twain acknowledged: "In Huckleberry Finn I have drawn Tom Blankenship exactly as he was. He was ignorant, unwashed, insufficiently fed; but he had as good a heart as ever any boy had". Sources HOOW& page-8 meet-the-girl-who-inspired-alice-in-wonderland/259474/ /freshessays

10 Fiction Characters Based on Real People

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Could you ever imagine that some famous literary characters have real life prototypes? Authors are usually observant people and it's not a big surprise that they take the inspiration from ordinary peo...


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