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. Possibly the most idiosyncratic novel of this list, virginia woolfs mrs. To kill a mockingbird this book cover is one of many given to harper lees classic work to kill a. 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. 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. Nov 02, 2017 why george smiley is among the richest, cleverest and most fascinating characters in postwar fiction calum marsh. A look at loners in literature dave astor on literature. The most influential characters of literature is an incredible opportunity to study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created. Okonkwo is one of the most subtly fascinating characters. Haejoo is the unionman who shows sonmi what it means to be alive. Katie halsey is one of the books most fascinating characters. So i did this by thinking of characters in novels that i find fascinating, and then deciding on what makes them so. I would love to have a friend who wrote such interesting letters. Jan 09, 2015 top ten most fascinating animated characters.
Shippey of saint louis universityone of the most wellknown scholars of j. 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. 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. Scott fitzgerald, 1925 holden caulfield, the catcher in the rye, j. Sep 10, 2012 wow, how can i even begin to answer a question like this.
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. One of literatures major archetypes is the loner a character who, happily or not, often goes the solo route. The most memorable fictional characters are the walkon parts. Here we list ten of the most fascinating of these screen treatments, arranged in chronological order of the books publication. 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. 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. The 100 most iconic, wellknown, and generally beloved fictional characters of film, television, literature, and pop culture since the turn of the 20th century. 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. Who are some of the most fascinating characters in literature. Pop cultures most fascinating weak female characters. The title character in this story is not just one of faulkners bestknown characters, but one of the most famous characters in american literature. Which characters in books do you admire or just find damn interesting in books. Most fascinating literary characters archive straight.
Judge holden, blood meridian, cormac mccarthy possibly the most terrifying character in modern literature or any literature. Peter wiggini havent read much of cards series, except for xenocide, but from what i have read, he seemed. From william shakespear, charles dickens to jrr tolkien and jk rowling, the world has witnessed some great writers. An introduction to the history of juvenile literature to 1900. Peter wiggini havent read much of cards series, except for xenocide, but from what i have read, he seemed fairly interesting. Sherlock holmes never said, elementary, my dear watson. Dido is one of the most fascinating characters in the aeneid. Understanding the roles characters play in literature. 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 10 most timeless characters from books, ranked bustle. 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. Some loners are rather boring, which can happen when a person has minimal social interaction. Roman world, some of its most fascinating, evocative and inspiring characters are women.
Using a combination of a thirdperson narration and the thoughts of various characters, the novel uses a streamofconsciousness style all the way through. The strongest female literary characters of all time reader. I assume its because of the way the story is told in the lotr is a bit different. Raistlin majere dragonlancesaid to be quite evil, yet i somehow cant see how, despite the things hes done. 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. More importantly, despite the fact that he might be a genius, he inflictssenseless and remorseless violence wherever he goes.
The 100 most iconic fictional characters the definitive dose. These are eight of the most interesting characters, but of course there are many more. A list of depressed characters in literature pen and the pad. The films range from the silent era to the present, and come, at times, from beyond rather than from within the united states. The 100 best characters in fiction since 1900 infoplease. 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. Kirks best friend and one of the most interesting characters ever written for television. To what extent is dido a victim or responsible for her own tragedy. There is therefore no more objectivity here than usual. The 40 coolest characters in literature sebastian dangerfield the ginger man. Unlike most literary characters, you could imagine sharing a pint with him. Sebastian dangerfield is a whirlwind of bohemian misadventure. Hes an interesting character because hes a mixture of rational and emotional.
It follows, then, that every avid reader has a favorite literary character whether. With the prevalence of depression in america today, there is fervent interest in. 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. Henry cameron is an awesomesauce architect who is basically an older and unluckier version of. 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. What is the most interesting book you have ever read. Who are the most memorable literary characters of the 19th. These 8 female characters in literature deserve their own. I guess this pertains more to fiction but go ahead and list some non fiction if you like. Narada muni is one of the most fascinating characters in. Okonkwo is one of the most subtly fascinating characters in. Mickey mouse 1928 created by walt disney and ub iworks for steamboat willie. Mar 26, 2014 english literature has a deep and interesting history.
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. An astronautcumgardenercumprophet, the little prince is perhaps the wisest. Smiley is to the secret agent in english literature what hercule poirot is to the. Why george smiley is among the richest, cleverest and most. 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. But other loners are interesting and even fascinating. But the vibrant mountstuart is one of the most interesting characters in modern literature an intellectual constantly making a mess of things. Tolkienthese 24 eyeopening lectures give fresh insight into. Narada muni is a great historical personality he is not a myth. Characters in romantic literature are often difficult to understand. In what ways does she share the characteristics of a.
Hello select your address upload a new scifi comedy. 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. He was born in cloughjordan, co tipperary, in 1878, the child of a peculiar marriage of two national school. My favourite is fermin, the silvertongued tramp with the dark past from carlos ruiz zafons the shadow of the wind. Heathcliff is an example of this transforming type of character. Greta garbo in anna karenina greta garbo in anna karenina 1935, directed by clarence brown. The strongest female literary characters of all time. Hobbit was probably my favourite of the four as for some reason i felt much more connected to bilbo than to the other characters.
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. Spock, my favorite character in star trek, was james t. The 100 greatest fictional characters of all time fandomania. Angel deverellone of the most interesting characters in.
Oct 27, 2015 the most obvious, perhaps, is the scientistashero, such as langdon st. One of the sneakiest characters in literature, not only in his many conniving schemes to get lolita. These 8 female characters in literature deserve their own damn books. Books with the most interesting characters ever 158 books. The history of childrens literature was most strongly influenced by. Using a combination of a thirdperson narration and the thoughts of various characters, the novel uses a. Elric micheal moorcocksorceror and warrior, what a. 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.
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. Most fascinating literary characters in no particular order though and any genre applies since my list is mostly of those whose. I guess this pertains more to fiction but go ahead and list some non fiction if you. 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. A man, above all, who youd like to share a beer, or four, with. Benya krik from the tales of odessa by isaac babel. Somehow all of this darkness appeals to a segment of the literary world. 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. Here is an historical description of one of his pastimes. Who are the most interesting minor characters in literature.
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. Sonmi451 is cloud atlass most fascinating, most iconic, and most didactic character. Feb 09, 2015 so far and for most of the rest of the list males have dominated as most fascinating original characters in animation. Unfortunately, im not as well read in 19thcentury literature as i probably should be, and this list has an obvious western bias. 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. Many ding her for being a bad mother and an adulteress, but for me, its that shes incredibly annoying about it. Although the bible is largely a product of the maledominated societies of ancient israel and the firstcentury c. Thomas macdonagh is one of the most fascinating characters behind the easter rising.1614 929 296 327 304 316 1190 612 185 463 764 328 638 929 1205 522 1425 1412 799 568 26 1334 404 1099 1075 1275 627 56 287 574 275 128