I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani will assign a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).
October 18 topic:
Plagued by Ghosts
A character who IS a ghost or can see and/or interact with the spiritual realm.
erm…can’t say; it’s a spoiler
My choice is a character from the Raven Boys books by Maggie Stiefvater, a YA paranormal series about a group of teenagers searching for a dead Welsh king in Virginia. One of the characters is a ghost but stating who it is will majorly spoil the story for those who plan to read the first book. I was surprised when I learned the person is a ghost… well, not too surprised because there were clues I picked up on, but I was surprised that my suspicions where right.
October 25 topic:
A Character Who’d Fit in on All Hallow’s Night
Everyone is out and about in all manner of costume… What character would fit in so well no one would realize they aren’t in costume…?!
I’ve never read Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, but from what I’ve heard, I think Frankenstein’s monster would blend in well at a Halloween party. No one would know he’s not in costume. I tried once to read the book but was bored by it. I plan to try again though reading the classic Dracula now doesn’t give me much hope that I’ll be entertained or like the story. I anticipate being bored again.
Mash up character type:
A Halloween Ghost
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
the Gryffindor house ghost
It was difficult to mash these topics together but I did it and it led me to Sir Nicholas, who threw a Death Day party in book one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on Halloween, so I consider him a Halloween ghost.