There’s one thing that’s been constant since the beginning of time and hasn’t changed, no matter how different the world becomes with each decade. And that is the existence of stories.
Whether they truly happened, are simply theories, or are concocted in the mind of an imaginative person, everybody craves a good story. The plot, the setting, or the ending can stick out, but the one aspect we always remember are the characters — more specifically, the characters we can all relate to.
Zodiac signs tells us which aspect of our personalities dominate our character and which flaws are our weakness. Tumblr user Freebornfox gives us a sneak peak into which infamous literary characters, from both classic and modern literature, represent the different zodiac signs based on the trait they value the most.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Huckleberry Finn from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Like good ol’ Huck, Aries can be impulsive and self-involved. Yet they have a generous and enthusiastic side when it comes to their beliefs. They prefer to be independent, but are also extremely loyal friends, just like Huck to Tom Sawyer and Jim.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Katniss Everdeen from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series
Just like Katniss, Taureans are independently stubborn and prefer to do things their own way. They’re no leader and are more of a follower, but only if they truly believe in that leader. When it comes to people they love, they’re loyal and would do anything for them, like volunteer to participate in a game where they have a 99 percent chance of dying.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Geminis are extremely independent, energetic and adaptable. Just like Alice when she stumbled into the world of Wonderland, they explore new lands and meet new people with enthusiasm. But just like Alice, they can be pretty indecisive when it comes to making decisions, often leading them astray from the path they initially set out to go on.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Dorothy Gale from L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz
Like the sweet Dorothy, Cancers are loyal and caring of their family and friends. They’re the people you can always count on to lift your spirits when the going gets tough. Despite that, they can be self-pitying and insecure, so they need to be encouraged and praised, especially if they feel guilty for accidentally killing a green witch who terrorized a community of little people.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series
Is it really a surprise that Leos are just like the brave and loyal Harry? They’re natural leaders, which makes people instantly attracted to their authoritative aura. Although they can be melodramatic and vain at times, they would go out of their way to help their friends and make sure they know about their own worth.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Hazel Grace Lancaster from John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars
Virgos rely on logic and observations for everything, even an illness. Like the cancer-stricken Hazel, they act like they have everything under control, when they truly don’t. They can be skeptical of things they don’t fully understand, and sometimes they tend to repress their emotions.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird
Like Atticus, Libras are natural diplomats. They’re the charmers who prefer peace to chaos and would strive to keep that peace to the best of their abilities. They’re instinctive and idealistic, which can be their saving grace or their downfall. If they believe that a man accused of a heinous crime is innocent, they stick to it and would do everything they can to prove it, naively believing that others would see it, too.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Holden Caulfield from J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
Scorpios are loyal and extremely observant and resourceful. However, they prefer their own company and are mistrustful of others. Holden’s thoughts are so full of negative, obsessive, and cynical details of people he meets that everyone is a “phony” to him. This same attitude makes Scorpios deny the existence of their own flaws.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): R.P. McMurphy from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Only two things are important to Sagittarians: freedom and adventure. They’re extremely friendly, and people are drawn to their entertaining positivity and enthusiasm. Those are exactly what McMurphy shared with his friends, teaching them the feeling of freedom, seizing every opportunity for adventure, and just … living.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Like the prideful Mr. Darcy, Capricorns can be dictatorial, conceited and distrusting. However, given the chance, they’re some of the most loyal and patient people to have around. Due to their sense of responsibility, their hard working attitude makes them seem aloof sometimes. This is exactly why Mr. Darcy has a love/hate relationship with Lizzie Bennett — well, that and prejudice.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Just like the genius yet mad doctor, Aquarius are clever and inventive. They have a need for knowledge and would go through great lengths to satisfy that need. However, they’re also stubborn and rebellious, and no one can discourage them from a goal they set their mind to, such as bringing the dead back to life.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
Like Gatsby, Pisces are compassionate and extremely devoted. Gatsby’s eventual wealth and success were all driven by his love and devotion to Daisy, hoping that she would return to him. Alas, Pisces are the most sensitive of the zodiac, which paves the way for self-pity and insecurity. They’re idealistic and daydreamers, preferring to live in their fantasies than face real life.