Then again, I can see Darcy from Pride and Prejudice becoming a Tory Minister in later life. Joanne Rendell compares Darcy to Barack Obama, but that's just random. While Gordon Brown apparently imagines himself as Heathcliff -- say what?
Which fictional characters would you vote for, if they were running for office? Which fictional characters would you go on a date with? And when you love or hate a political figure, Obama say or Sarah Palin, how different is the process by which you formed this emotional identification from the process whereby you identify with the heroes or villains in a novel?
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