The 'Literary Dinner Party' Tag

I've seen this tag floating around and it looked fun (and also sort of appropriate for Easter, with the last Supper and all that) so I thought I'd give it a go. As far as I can work out it's originally from Youtube, and created by NEOHOMAS2. So the rules are, you're hosting a dinner party of eleven people. You have ten categories to fill and the eleventh person is you! Here're my choices, I think they'd make for interesting guests...

1. Invite a character who can/likes to cook:

Mrs. Weasley 
from  the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

Because she's used to cooking for lots of people and could be good at keeping things under control. Also the washing up can be done by magic.

2. Invite a character who has money and can host this party:

Tyrion Lannister 
from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R Martin

Because he'd be a lot of fun as well as bringing the dosh. Could be useful at negotiating too if things got out of hand. Although we'd have to keep an eye on how much he's drinking.

3. Invite a character that might cause a scene:

Richard Sharpe
 from The Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell

Because depending on what other people I invite, someone might might rub him up the wrong way. Or he might get his eye on the wrong girl...

4. Invite a character who is funny/amusing:

from The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot 

Because she'd be hilarious and come out with random things in the awkward moments. Being royal though, she might favour the guests with more social status. Unfortunately for them.

5. Invite a character who is super social/popular:

Elizabeth Bennet 
from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The men would like her and she'd get on well with the women. I think she'd steer the conversation topics down more interesting paths and she's got a sense of humour so I think she'd enjoy the crazier guests.

6. One villain:

Daniel Cleaver 
from Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

I think he'd get on well with Tyrion - and Grandmere. And since he's a Wickham type I'm sure he'd mesh well with Lizzie. Although from past experience she'd be immune to his charms.

7. One couple:

Ross and Demelza Poldark 
from the Poldark saga by Winston Graham

Because Demelza's fun but more approachable than Lizzie. I'd keep her away from Sharpe and Daniel but I think she'd have fun with Tyrion and deal well with Grandmere. I think Mrs. Weasley would like her too because she's a bit Ginny-ish. I think Ross would be interested in Sharpe as a soldier who's come up from the ranks, and rub along well with everyone else so far. Except possibly Daniel.

8. Invite one hero/heroine:

Hermione Granger
 from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

Mostly because I think Mrs. Weasley would need back up in this company. But I think Hermione would like Elizabeth and Demelza, and maybe Tyrion and Ross too.

9. One under-appreciated character:

Samwise Gamgee 
from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

I wasn't as sure about this one - I think he might be a bit intimidated in this group. But I think Demelza would look out for him and so would Mrs. Weasley. Maybe he might get on okay with Sharpe. And he and Tyrion could bond over the height thing.

10. One character of your choice:

Rhett Butler 
from Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

Because I think he'd be charming to all the women and he and Tyrion would get on like a house on fire. Think he might clash with Sharpe and Ross a bit, but hopefully Tyrion could calm any situations. I think Grandmere would definitely amuse him too.

Who would you have at your literary dinner party? If you fancy hosting one, consider yourself tagged! 


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