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Now You Can SEE Your Favorite Literary Characters

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I found a really interesting web site for all you literature fans.

As we read our favorite books, the writer usually describes the characters in exquisite detail.  We, then, create in our minds what they look like, right?

How you you like to actually see them?

A blogger has used police composite sketch software to draw up his favorite literary characters based on how they’re described in books, like this one.

Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby

It’s Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby.  In the book, Fitzgerald describes Daisy saying…

“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth…a conscientious expression…Slenderly, languidly…an expression of unthoughtful sadness…her cheeks flushed…she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society…a bright ecstatic smile…Aching, grieving beauty… For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery…Girls were swooning backward playfully into men’s arms, even into groups knowing that some one would arrest their falls—but no one swooned backward on Gatsby and no French bob touched Gatsby’s shoulder.”

It’s very cool.  Who knows, maybe we all could get the software and bring all of our literary favorites to life.  Check it out here at The Composites.

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