Peter wiggini havent read much of cards series, except for xenocide, but from what i have read, he seemed fairly interesting. Mickey sabbath is a depraved, cruel, aging expuppeteer the dirty old man to rule all dirty old men and one of the most reprehensible characters in literature. Which characters in books do you admire or just find damn interesting in books. They were key figures in several of chaucers canterbury tales and can still be found in modern bestsellers like dan browns the da vinci code. Who are the most interesting minor characters in literature. Apr 17, 2017 the world of literature is filled with dark stories and dark characters, men and women who struggle with depression, despair, and the darkness in their own souls. With the help of our staff, our readers, notable celebrities, and fans around the world, fandomania has compiled a list of the 100 greatest fictional characters of all. Okonkwo is one of the most subtly fascinating characters. But the vibrant mountstuart is one of the most interesting characters in modern literature an intellectual constantly making a mess of things. It seems like in literature, that a character that adheres to a strong personal moral code is often relegated to being a loner, and all the more heroic because of this. The strongest female literary characters of all time reader. Nov 02, 2017 why george smiley is among the richest, cleverest and most fascinating characters in postwar fiction calum marsh. Mickey mouse 1928 created by walt disney and ub iworks for steamboat willie.
A look at loners in literature dave astor on literature. My favourite is fermin, the silvertongued tramp with the dark past from carlos ruiz zafons the shadow of the wind. Judge holden, blood meridian, cormac mccarthy possibly the most terrifying character in modern literature or any literature. What is the most interesting book you have ever read. Most of the other staff and residents of aurora house are flat, incidental characters. Understanding the roles characters play in literature.
Here is an historical description of one of his pastimes. I would love to have a friend who wrote such interesting letters. Katie halsey is one of the books most fascinating characters. Hobbit was probably my favourite of the four as for some reason i felt much more connected to bilbo than to the other characters. Heathcliff is an example of this transforming type of character. These 8 female characters in literature deserve their own. Apr 12, 2014 there, youll find rogues, critters, ghouls, and body parts in other words, some of the most fascinating fictional characters you could ever hope to meet. The films range from the silent era to the present, and come, at times, from beyond rather than from within the united states. From william shakespear, charles dickens to jrr tolkien and jk rowling, the world has witnessed some great writers. Books with the most interesting characters ever 158 books. Narada muni is a great historical personality he is not a myth. Elric micheal moorcocksorceror and warrior, what a. A list of depressed characters in literature pen and the pad.
Somehow all of this darkness appeals to a segment of the literary world. Sep 10, 2012 wow, how can i even begin to answer a question like this. Most fascinating literary characters in no particular order though and any genre applies since my list is mostly of those whose. The most influential characters of literature is an incredible opportunity to study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created. It follows, then, that every avid reader has a favorite literary character whether. To what extent is dido a victim or responsible for her own tragedy. Hello select your address upload a new scifi comedy. One of the sneakiest characters in literature, not only in his many conniving schemes to get lolita. There is therefore no more objectivity here than usual. Unfortunately, im not as well read in 19thcentury literature as i probably should be, and this list has an obvious western bias. I assume its because of the way the story is told in the lotr is a bit different. Sebastian dangerfield is a whirlwind of bohemian misadventure. I guess this pertains more to fiction but go ahead and list some non fiction if you like.
The history of childrens literature was most strongly influenced by. Sep 18, 2014 mickey sabbath is a depraved, cruel, aging expuppeteer the dirty old man to rule all dirty old men and one of the most reprehensible characters in literature. Raistlin majere dragonlancesaid to be quite evil, yet i somehow cant see how, despite the things hes done. Spock was a vulcanhuman hybrid who struggled for many years with his dual heritage before he finally found peace through acceptance of both parts of his heritage. With the prevalence of depression in america today, there is fervent interest in. Thats because on top of being one of the most important characters in history, edna is a dreadful human which is kind of the point.
The strongest female literary characters of all time. As sure as i am that harry potter will go down in history as one of the greatest literary heroes of all time, its just not possible to label worlds most. An introduction to the history of juvenile literature to 1900. Tolkienthese 24 eyeopening lectures give fresh insight into. Her recent death and the secrets and mysteries her demise unveil for the gossipy townspeople is at the center of the narrative, but she is far more important and interesting as a metaphor for the. Thomas macdonagh is one of the most fascinating characters behind the easter rising. I guess this pertains more to fiction but go ahead and list some non fiction if you.
Okonkwo is one of the most subtly fascinating characters in. The 10 most timeless characters from books, ranked bustle. One of the key elements driving steampunk is the nostalgia for a technology that was accessible to any competent, educated pair of hands with the right tools and a suitable workshop. Characters in romantic literature are often difficult to understand.
The 100 most iconic fictional characters the definitive dose. Most fascinating literary characters archive straight. Sherlock holmes never said, elementary, my dear watson. The earliest history of childrens literature began with. Benya krik from the tales of odessa by isaac babel. Dalloway describes exactly one day in the life of a british socialite named clarissa dalloway. The 100 greatest fictional characters of all time fandomania. Here we list ten of the most fascinating of these screen treatments, arranged in chronological order of the books publication. To kill a mockingbird this book cover is one of many given to harper lees classic work to kill a. Jul 07, 2011 although were big fans of strong female characters, we have to admit that some of the most fascinating women in literature, film, and tv would never fit that description. These are eight of the most interesting characters, but of course there are many more.
Using a combination of a thirdperson narration and the thoughts of various characters, the novel uses a streamofconsciousness style all the way through. Haejoo is the unionman who shows sonmi what it means to be alive. Who are the most memorable literary characters of the 19th. She knows that aeneas is destined to found an empire somewhere else rome, but she refuses to accept aeneass destiny and the leading of fate. One reason for this seems to be that most female protagonists who are interesting have been derived from literature, so i nixed them in accordance with my rules for this series. Oct 27, 2015 the most obvious, perhaps, is the scientistashero, such as langdon st. Smiley is to the secret agent in english literature what hercule poirot is to the. Mar 26, 2014 english literature has a deep and interesting history. So i did this by thinking of characters in novels that i find fascinating, and then deciding on what makes them so. A man, above all, who youd like to share a beer, or four, with. Greta garbo in anna karenina greta garbo in anna karenina 1935, directed by clarence brown. Using a combination of a thirdperson narration and the thoughts of various characters, the novel uses a. But other loners are interesting and even fascinating. Why george smiley is among the richest, cleverest and most.
Unlike most literary characters, you could imagine sharing a pint with him. Pop cultures most fascinating weak female characters. Spock, my favorite character in star trek, was james t. We at the riot love a good poll, and in our latest bout of curiosity, we asked you to name your three favorite literary characters. Shippey of saint louis universityone of the most wellknown scholars of j. Most fascinating literary characters in no particular order though and any genre applies since my list is mostly of those whose genres i read the most. Apr 20, 2020 arthurian legend has inspired many types of retellings and reimaginings through literature, theater, film, and art, but its important to remember the story is more than the tale of arthur, merlin, guinevere, and lancelot.
Hailed by some critics as one of the most important characters in female literature, hester prynne is the protagonist in nathaniel hawthornes 1850 novel, the scarlet letter. The 40 coolest characters in literature sebastian dangerfield the ginger man. Kirks best friend and one of the most interesting characters ever written for television. Feb 09, 2015 so far and for most of the rest of the list males have dominated as most fascinating original characters in animation. Many ding her for being a bad mother and an adulteress, but for me, its that shes incredibly annoying about it.
Peter wiggini havent read much of cards series, except for xenocide, but from what i have read, he seemed. The 100 most iconic, wellknown, and generally beloved fictional characters of film, television, literature, and pop culture since the turn of the 20th century. The only characters, so far, that accept him are two fellow outcasts, an elderly jewish man and his daughter, as well as his truelove, rowena. These 8 female characters in literature deserve their own damn books.
Who are some of the most fascinating characters in literature. Jan 09, 2015 top ten most fascinating animated characters. Scott fitzgerald, 1925 holden caulfield, the catcher in the rye, j. He was born in cloughjordan, co tipperary, in 1878, the child of a peculiar marriage of two national school.
The durability of themes and tales that best capture youthful imagination can be gauged by how certain of them have withstood the test of time. Book magazine, now defunct, compiled a panel of 55 authors, literary agents, editors, and actors in 2002 to rank the top one hundred characters in literature since 1900. In what ways does she share the characteristics of a. Angel deverellone of the most interesting characters in. One of literatures major archetypes is the loner a character who, happily or not, often goes the solo route. Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you. Some loners are rather boring, which can happen when a person has minimal social interaction. Books with the most interesting characters ever score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Henry cameron is an awesomesauce architect who is basically an older and unluckier version of. Number 10 posted on january 9, 2015 by jessica wersky yesterday i began to contemplate specific aspects of character development in animation and my musings have turned into a series of articlesnamely, analyzing which animated characters from history are the most fascinating. Jun 15, 2015 so, after narrowing and practicing my ninja moves in front of the mirror, i present to you 15 of the most badass female protagonists of all time, ranked for your reading pleasure. The title character in this story is not just one of faulkners bestknown characters, but one of the most famous characters in american literature. Your 20 most loved literary characters rebecca joines schinsky oct 7, 20 we at the riot love a good poll, and in our latest bout of curiosity, we asked you to name your three favorite literary characters. Characters are essential to a good story, and it is the main characters that have the greatest effect on the plot or are the most affected by the events of the story.
Possibly the most idiosyncratic novel of this list, virginia woolfs mrs. An astronautcumgardenercumprophet, the little prince is perhaps the wisest. Narada muni is one of the most fascinating characters in. Although the bible is largely a product of the maledominated societies of ancient israel and the firstcentury c.838 70 811 895 941 457 116 564 974 1617 1198 721 1610 790 992 920 185 980 332 130 411 1208 1234 1167 853 206 1283 171 1315 1085 154 822 264 206 1389 819 620 152 1175 1425 855 759 988 1013 1073 747