Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's  topic is Top Ten Favorite Characters in Fiction!
Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird: I read this book in school, and then again as an adult. The soft spoken, even tempered Atticus gets me every time. He always seems to know what’s going on, and I remember being in awe as a kid when I realized he talked to his kids like they were adults. Even when he gets spit in the face he walks away with class. 

Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice: Favorite book of all time, favorite character of all time. Her independence, honesty, and classy demeanor are not flawless, but true to her character. She can admit when she is wrong (although it takes awhile sometimes), yet will not stand for nonsense. Elizabeth, in a word, amazing!

Fermin in Shadow of the Wind: This man made me laugh in a book that showed darkness and mystery. His positive attitude and willingness to help those he loved the most with anything and everything reminded me of what it means to be a true friend. 

Katniss in The Hunger Games: Total badass. She knows how to use a bow and arrow, survives through the games, and has two guys wrapped around her finger…need I say more?

Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones: Stark is the epitome of honor! He is fair, wise, and non-dramatic. Those who serve him are faithful to him to the end and that says a lot about a person in a book filled with backstabbing, greed, and adultery.

Juliet in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society: I loved Juliet’s curiousness. Her love and acceptance of others is contagious. She sets off on this journey for one reason and ends up completely finding herself. At the end of the book I literally wanted to just pack up and go off on a new adventure.

Robert Langdon in anything by Dan Brown: He is so smart and can solve any clue. If I had his brain and use of cracking puzzles I feel like my life would be so much interesting. 

Alma in The History of Love: This teenager is inspiring. She is in search for a new love for her mother, and is so determined to make it happen. Her naivety and determination sets her apart for other teenagers who would never go the lengths Alma did to assure her mother’s happiness.

Anna in My Sister’s Keeper: This girl is a truly amazing character. I can’t even begin to imagine going through what she did. Anna is brought into the world to save her sister, and continues to fight for her even when everyone else doesn’t understand her reasons.

Skeeter in The Help: Haven’t we all felt like Skeeter? Like sometimes people didn’t understand us or our beliefs? She completely goes out on a limb for something she truly believes in and shocks the world with the truth. And she did it all with an “I don’t care what others think” attitude. Love her!

I could have literally gone on and on for this week’s Top Ten! It was so hard to limit myself, but it was fun to sit down and really break it down to these ten great characters.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth Bennet! I totally agree. She's one of my favourite characters aswell. (Well, in the classic category.)

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