Friday, May 22, 2020

Which Literary Character Is Your Quarantine Personality?

Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (Crime and Punishment)

  • Extremely online
  • Has a lot of hot takes, shares them on Reddit
  • Quarantining alone

Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey)

  • Reading too much significance into the junk in the attic
  • Pretty sure her house is haunted
  • Escapist literature

Hamlet (Hamlet)

  • Kind of losing it
  • Soliloquizing
  • All his relationships going to shit

Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)

  • Wine delivery by the case
  • Barely recognizable due to hair grown out and newly acquired scars (physical and/or emotional)
  • Wisecracks and fighting on family Zoom calls

Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein)

  • Finally has time to explore hobbies and interests
  • Really getting somewhere on latest project
  • Lots of vaguebooking

Holden Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye)

  • Keeps saying masks are “phony”
  • First in your friend group to complete the “lying on your floor listening to ‘Round Here’ by the Counting Crows challenge” on Instagram
  • Probably breaks quarantine

Penelope (The Odyssey)

  • Getting super into crafting
  • Social distancing from spouse, who is an essential worker
  • Homeschooling

The March Sisters (Little Women)

  • Sourdough starters
  • Clapping for essential workers and tearing up while they do it
  • Homeschooling and not happy about it

Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)
  • Full make-up for zoom calls
  • Still wearing a bra
  • Honestly was born for this

Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

  • Herd immunity parties
  • Still making tons of money, no one knows how
  • Not doing much laundry, has plenty of shirts


  1. I am Catherine Morland for sure!

  2. This is hilarious! Your bullet points are spot-on! I wish you’d add more characters 👏👏👏