Classics Characters’ Guess Who

This could be fun! Here are some clues about several characters from classic works of fiction.

Can you guess who they are?

Let’s start off with some easy ones:

  • A fiery redhead with a temper and a penchant for daydreaming and romance. She resides on Prince Edward Island.
  • A “counseling detective” residing at 221B Baker Street, London. He is most often accompanied by his biographer and friend, Dr. Watson.
  • A character first appearing in another work of his titular best friend, he was among the poorest of the poor in town before being adopted by a wealthy widow. After faking his own death, he sailed down the Mississippi River with a fugitive slave on a raft.
  • The second eldest of five sisters, this character is intelligent and witty, with a desire to marry for love rather than convenience. She is her father’s favorite.

Did you guess any of these? Let’s try a few more:

  • One of two migrant ranch workers searching for work during the Great Depression, this character loves petting soft animals — especially rabbits. However, he does not know his own strength.
  • An anthropomorphic character who is bounced around from owner to owner, he learns all sorts of trades, from sledding, to mining, to panning for gold. He learns how to work with others and eventually becomes the leader of a pack.
  • This character is caught up in the middle of a pirate adventure while working at his family’s inn. Deciding to hunt for coveted buried treasure, he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime, filled with pirates, murder, intrigue, violence, and treasure.
  • This character was only six years old when her story began during the Great Depression in the South. Fascinated with her recluse neighbor, she lives with her brother and their widowed, lawyer father who takes on an extremely controversial case.

Do you think you could guess the character based only on one of their quotes? Test your knowledge!

  • “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everyone.” 
  • “Reader, I married him.” 
  • “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” 
  • “I don’t understand it. What can there be in a simple story like that to make people praise it so?”

Let us know what you guessed! Look for a subsequent blog post with the answers!

Happy Reading!