WordPress asked us bloggers:
WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING TO LIFE?
Wow, what a huge question. There are so many. At this very moment, it’s hand down Gilbert Blythe from the fictional story “Anne of Green Gables”. Ask me tomorrow and it would be another character, probably Anne. That’s just a huge question to ask for a voracious reader such as myself. There are so many interesting and inspirational characters out there to choose from. So, tonight at this very moment I would have to choose Gilbert Blythe because he’s the kind of guy most women would dream of having in their life. Gilbert represented patience, love, compassion and grace. I loved the way he said “sorry” with that cute Canadian accent. The book “Anne of Green Gables” has sparked the imagination of millions of readers all over the world. We all wish we had a friend like Anne by our side. It’s one of my favorite books and it has even made me want to visit Prince Edward Island just to experience what I read and saw in the book and movie. I want to smell the ocean air, see the rolling hills, listen to the sounds of the island.
What would I do with Gilbert if he were to be brought to life from a fictional character? Being the romantic that I am, I would take him on a 3 hour dinner cruise before a Broadway show. I’d hope he’d wear that grey suit with that hat, that I think he looks so amazing in. Later we’d head up to the Empire State Building to take in the night atmosphere. I hear some of those roof bars are quite picturesque at night!
For fans, this is a current picture of Jonathan Crombie himself in 2011. He was suppose to be in the play “To Kill A MockingBird”, but had to pull out due to illness, but we all know he would’ve made an excellent Atticus Finch. I think he looks quite dashing in that blue suit. From playing Gilbert, Romeo and countless other characters, Jonathan Crombie continues to share his love of theatre and his talent to those of us who are fortunate enough to catch him in a live performance.
Below is video of Gilbert Blythe I found on YouTube through the years as a boy who we see grow up to become the man that Anne is lucky enough to have in her life. The song to the video is appropriate and goes well with the storyline.
Video Credit: CurlyDesigns on YouTube