Ever wonder which literary character is most like your favorite Big Bang Theory character? Wonder no more.
Sheldon = Sherlock Holmes
Both of these guys are crazy smart and don’t hesitate to make others aware of that fact. While Sherlock uses his powers to solve crimes, Sheldon has devoted his life to science. Of course, Sheldon probably couldn’t solve crimes even if he wanted to because of how high-maintenance he is. After all, I would imagine that being a germophobe isn’t exactly an advantage if you work around crime scenes. Then again, his OCD would keep him searching until the mystery was solved.
Obviously there are significant differences between the two. If I had to choose which one I’d rather hang out with, it would be Sherlock, though he definitely has his quirks, too. Sorry, Sheldon.
Penny = Anna Karenina
The classic belles of the ball! Both women don’t have trouble getting guys to fall for them. For Penny it’s Leonard, Kurt, Stewart, that attractive scientist who ended up being married. For Anna it’s Vronsky, Levin, her husband, and pretty much anyone she exerts her charms on.
Leonard = Jay Gatsby
There’s no other character I can think of who embodies Leonard’s indefatigable pursuit of Penny. Gatsby gets points for never ever giving up on Daisy even when they were separated for years (which could either be good or bad depending on whose side you’re on). Leonard, on the other hand, dates other women between his initial pursuit of Penny and their actual engagement.
Kurt (Penny’s ex-boyfriend) = Tom Buchanan
Sticking with the Gatsby theme, Kurt is totally like Tom Buchanan. Both men are “hulking” (to use Daisy’s word) specimens who use intimidation and sometimes even violence to get their way with the women they want.
3 thoughts on “If The Big Bang Theory Characters Were Literary Characters”
Enjoyed your comparisons. I have a tendency to read everything from a writer’s point of view these days. Information overload 🙂 I’m not sure if you tag but I kept thinking Character Development.
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Good point! I can see how that would be useful from a writing standpoint. Thanks for commenting! 🙂