Tuesday, February 19

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Characters in Classic Novels

~The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.~

Happy Tuesday morning my amigos. Its cold and windy and icy and I have to go to work in a few hours. *sighs* Life is a bitch sometimes. How are things on your side of the globe?

This week's topic is your top ten favorite characters in the genre of your choice. I decided to do the Classic genre this time. ^.^ 

(there is an order to this list)

10. Julia from '1984'. Though I wasn't a huge fan of the book, I did like Julia. I felt so bad for her though....

9. Jim from 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. He was the secret hero of the novel and I adored him. He was such a good guy and I applaud him for not wanting to strangle Huckleberry or Sawyer. 

8. Anne Elliot from 'Persuasion'. Though I hated her to begin with, I grew to love her and applaud her later on. She was a level headed woman and grew from a huge mistake she made in her youth. She was such a good woman and smart and I'm glad she got her HEA.

7. The Mad Hatter from 'Alice in Wonderland'. Such a nut and I love him. Hahaha. I would have tea with him.

6. Jean ValJean from 'Les Miserables'. Though the name is stupid beyond belief, I still adore the man. He is so complex and so interesting. He went from being an innocent man to hardened criminal to a great man. Such a great character and it shows that people can change and people are good.

5. Penelope from 'The Odyssey'. Not a lot of people say they like her, but how could you not? Such a strong woman and a clever woman to boot. She waited, loyally, for her husband to return from a 10 year war, then another 10 years for him to come home. She waited and waited and kept all the money-hungry men at bay. Kuddos to her!

4. Mr. Darcy from 'Pride & Prejudice'. You all knew this was coming. He is snarky, brooding, and a dream boat. Hahaha.

3. Beatrice from 'Much Ado About Nothing'. I must reread this...I loved this book. But yeah, Beatrice was a kickass Shakespeare girl. Unlike Kat from 'Taming of the Shrew' she keeps her awesomeness and strong-willedness and STILL gets her HEA. ^.^

2. Captain Wentworth from 'Persuasion'. *drools*

1. Iago from 'Othello'. I know. I know. He is the baddie in this tale, but I can't help but like him. He is SO complex and SO odd. I can't help but adore characters that are so complex. I feel sort of bad for him, but he is the baddie and the causer of death and drama. Even though he never laid a finger on anyone...he just set them up to play to his little dance. I find that amazing and crazy. Hahaha. That is why he is my number 1. 



kayerj said...

I love your genre choice and that’s a great list of characters. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Carole Rae said...

Thanks Kelley!

Blodeuedd said...

Great ones :D I agree and especially with Darcy

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Mr. Darcy is a total dreamboat!! I compare all heroes to him. I can't help it :)

I seriously need to read Persuasion. I keep hearing how good it is, and how awesome The Letter is.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Aah, I'm not much of a classics reader. Shame on me. Sounds like some wonderful picks. :D Thank you!

Anne said...

Anne is one of my all time favorite characters. I have read Persuasion many times, I love reading about Anne and Capt. Wentworth falling in love all over again.

Carole Rae said...

B, Darcy is always a classic. ^.^

Quinnsbooknook, I know...I tend to do that too. hahaha. Yes! Yes you must read it!

Melissa, thank you! We all have our preferences. :D

Anne, oh I do adore Anne also. I'm in love with Wentworth myself.