Thanksgiving may be a traditionally American holiday, but what if your favorite book characters celebrated it, as well? Amid the food comas and family visits, here’s what I think they might be thankful for:
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lizzie and her father would be incredibly thankful for Mr. Darcy saving Lydia from ruin. Jane and Bingley would be thankful they found each other and Lizzie and Darcy would second that for both them and each other. Mrs. Bennett would be thankful that three of her bajillion daughters are (finally) married!
2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Harry, Ron, and Hermione would sit around a Weasley family table and be thankful for having finally defeated Lord Voldemort and be able to live without fear.
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nick would be back home sitting around the table when he remembered Gatsby and how thankful he was to have known such a man.
4. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Frodo, Sam, and the rest of the hobbits would sit around a large and plentiful feast, giving thanks that they were successful in destroying the one ring and for friends and family with whom they can now spend time in safety.
5. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Finally, instead of turkey, Sam-I-Am would celebrate Thanksgiving by eating green eggs and ham with the one who introduced them to him, and be thankful that in the end he did try them.
Like these literary characters, I certainly have much to be thankful for! Here’s to another year and all of the adventures it will hold.