|Any greedy and stingy person, from the name of a character in Charles Dickens'|
A Christmas Carol.
|One lifted from obscurity to fame & fortune, from the fairy tale heroine who escapes from her miserable life with a cruel stepmother.|
|Heartless moneylender, from the name of the moneylender in William Shakespeare's|
The Merchant of Venice.
|Leader whom others voluntarily follow, especially one who leads others into jeopardy using false promises, from the name of the main character in a Robert Browning poem.|
|Someone or something plain that in time becomes beautiful, important, or praiseworthy, from a Hans Christian Anderson story about such a creature that turns into a swan.|
|Handsome man who fulfills a woman's romantic desires, from the name of the hero of Charles Perrault's fairy tale Cinderella.|
|Gibberish, meaningless speech, from|
Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem in
Through the Looking Glass.
|Very small person, from the|
name of the 6-inch-tall people in
Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
|Man who seduces women or has many love affairs, from the name of a legendary Spanish nobleman who chased after women.|
|Actor or actress or relating to acting,|
from the name of the Greek poet
considered the originator of tragedy.
|Personification of obsessive devotion to duty, from the name of a police detective in|
Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.
|Any man who is small of stature, from the name of a tiny hero of an English folk tale.|
|Shabbily dressed person, especially a dirty, ragged child, possibly from|
William Langland's Piers Plowman.
|One who takes from the rich to give to the poor, from the name of a legendary|
12th - 13th century outlaw.
|Someone considered to be very pure and noble, from the name of an Arthurian knight.|
|Arrogant official, from the name of the pompous, overbearing beadle in|
Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.
|Two people or two things so alike as to be indistinguishable, from the name of the two fat little men in Lewis Carroll's|
Through the Looking Glass.
|Woman with a dramatic personage,|
from the name of the great French
actress known as the 'Divine Sarah.'
|Fat, cheerful, and debauched, from the name of a William Shakespeare character in Henry IV, and the Merry Wives of Windsor.|
|A ridiculous misuse of a word, confusing it with another, from a character in|
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals
who so confused words.
|Overly optimistic person; one who thinks that 'all is for the best of all possible worlds,' from the name of a character in|
|Personification of conventional social censorship & narrow-mindedness, from the name of the neighbor never seen but referred to in the question:|
'What will Mrs. _____ say?'
|Man's soft felt hat, from the name of the title character in a Victorian Sardou play.|