Literary Characters’ Reasons For Not Making Their Bed In The Morning by @Luke Pohjala


“To Make my bed, or not to make my bed — that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of having to make my bed or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them and not make my bed.”

Jane Eyre:

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, so I don’t have to make my bed if I don’t want to.

Sherlock Holmes:

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime of not making my bed that you should dwell.”

Huckleberry Finn:

“What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same? I was stuck. I couldn’t answer that. So I reckoned I wouldn’t bother making my bed in the morning no more.”

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice):

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to force me to make my bed.”

Nikolai Dmitrievich Levin (Anna Karenina)

“Just think! this whole world of ours is only a speck of mildew sprung up on a tiny planet, yet we think we can have something great — thoughts and actions of making our beds! They are all just grains of sand!”

Molly Bloom (Ulysses):

“I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes but will I make my bed No.”

Gregor Samsa (The Metamorphosis)

When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin, insect, or however you want to translate it. The point is he was not able to make his bed anymore.

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