Who is your favorite written character and why, and what was the name of the boo

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  1. ytsenoh profile image59
    ytsenohposted 12 years ago

    Who is your favorite written character and why, and what was the name of the book?

  2. MyGirlThursday profile image59
    MyGirlThursdayposted 12 years ago

    Sirius Black from Harry Potter is my favorite character from all of literature because he is a dynamic character. He isn't strictly good or evil, but always cares for Harry like the father he never knew. smile

  3. phdast7 profile image83
    phdast7posted 12 years ago

    Professor Ransom, who was a professor of linguistics and etymology I believe at Oxford University.   He is the protagonist in all three books of the space trilogy by C.S. Lewis.  "Out of the Silent Planet"  -  "Perelandra"  -  "That Hideous Strength"  -  fabulous character, deep moral and ethical underpinnings  in these terrific books which have stood the test of time.   After fifty years, they are still in print and are rediscovered by each successive generation.

  4. Earl S. Wynn profile image78
    Earl S. Wynnposted 12 years ago

    Picking a single character is a hard one! I usually tend to enjoy books as a whole, like paintings, focusing only a little on singular characters. I think the most memorable character I've ever read was Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil / Torin from S.L. Viehl's Stardoc series. That was a darn fine series! She was an awesome character! So strong, feisty and uncompromising!

  5. leroy64 profile image64
    leroy64posted 12 years ago

    There are several.

    One character I remember is named Wolf Larsen.  He is from the "Sea Wolf" a short story by Jack London.  It was a study in balancing the animal nature of mankind with the veneer of civilization.  It felt that way to me. 

    The other is from Ernest Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea".  The character is the old man; but, I cannot remember the name.

    The Caterpillar from "Alice in Wonderland."  I believe that is from "down the rabbit hole", not "through the looking glass."  He is really a minor character; but, I like the guy.

    These are the one's that stand out to me.

  6. skip55 profile image62
    skip55posted 12 years ago

    Hester Prynne. Now there was a person with nerve and verve. Are there any Hester Prynne's around today? Are any of you made of the same stuff?

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    Harsheen K.posted 12 years ago

    "Rhett  Butler " from the famous American classic ..... "Gone With The Wind "

    I am an avid reader and have never found such an intense personality any where else.

    Makes me feel that every girl should have a Rhett Butler for herself.

    You will never be able to find a real man again  as such as he is !

  8. Alexander Pease profile image62
    Alexander Peaseposted 12 years ago

    Cathy, from Cathy's key. She was a well developed character with a good sense of humor, something that isn't very often found in the written word.

  9. Dee aka Nonna profile image60
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 12 years ago

    Oh my, there are so many.  I tend to read (1) for entertainment (2) for the message that the story is providing...and there is always a message.  There are many characters in the classics that I love one, of course, I've written about before is Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester.    I also love the Stephanie Plum character in the Janet Evanovich novels;  the Jane Whitefield character in the Thomas Perry novels....both are strong women---Stephanie is funny while Jane is mysterious.

    But,  to date, my all time favorite character is Mildred Peacock from the Terry McMillan book titled Mama.  Mildred changed my opinion about a great many things...but about welfare mothers in particular....Mildred was a survivor who did whatever it took to keep her family together and give her children a sense of love, safety and protection.  I read this book about 20 or so years ago and  certain passages I have almost memorized.  This book and it's main character taught me not to judge others for "any" reason and I will never forget how I felt as I read Mildred's story....it changed me at the core.

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    kdawsonposted 12 years ago

    I would have to name two characters as I can't pick between them.
    One:  Atticus Finch in 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'  His simple humanity and justice make him the type of man I want to be when I grow up.
    Two:  Doc in 'Cannery Row' and 'Sweet Thursday.'  For about the same reasons above and his generosity.

  11. healthwriterbob profile image75
    healthwriterbobposted 12 years ago

    Hi ytsenoh,
    My favorite character is Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. Atticus was a person who did what he thought was right even though the people around him disagreed with his thinking.

  12. Jools99 profile image87
    Jools99posted 12 years ago

    Ruby Lennox from 'Behind The Scenes At The Museum', my favourite book cos you meet her speaking in the dirst person from the second she is conceived - she is a true original!

  13. Gail Daley profile image62
    Gail Daleyposted 12 years ago

    Joanna in the book "Joanna" from the Roselynd Chronicles by Roberta Gellis. She is a strong woman who knows how to get what she wants without compromising herself.

  14. pstraubie48 profile image82
    pstraubie48posted 12 years ago

    my favorite character is Ramon, from the Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell....
    Ramon was a young boy who sought adventure and found it as the town's people searched for the black pearl and attempted to avoid the manta diablo, El Diablo,
    as you read of his adventure, it was possible to identify with his experience and 'be there' with him.

  15. Ealair profile image60
    Ealairposted 12 years ago

    Janelle from the Blood Jewels Triplogy by Anne Bishop.
    The way the character grows and discovers herself and morphs into a completely different person, all while staying the same is a great masterpiece as it follows human development extremely well.

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    KatrineDalMonteposted 12 years ago

    The Alchemyst - by Paolo Coelho. This book will change the way you look at LIFE.

  17. Beata Stasak profile image79
    Beata Stasakposted 12 years ago

    Nisa from Marjorie Shostak non-fictional novel about one long forgotten African tribe

  18. LoveLikeASunset profile image60
    LoveLikeASunsetposted 12 years ago

    I loved "Jay Gatsby" from The Great Gatsby. His ability to re-invent himself and create his own character in genius. He was able to believe in hope so much that he made his dreams into reality.

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    WordsAreStrengthposted 12 years ago

    I love Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice! She was so far ahead of her time and I totally respect/admire that.

  20. emichael profile image61
    emichaelposted 12 years ago

    This is a great and seriously difficult question. I have a couple.

    I have an affinity for younger characters who's journey involves coming to terms with life, hardships, difficulties, childish naivety, and the painful realities of growing up. So based upon that, some of my favorites are:

    Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye
    Oskar Schell from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Adam Farmer from I Am the Cheese

    Other favorites are:

    Hamlet from Hamlet
    Rodya from Crime and Punishment
    Lucy Pevensie from Chronicles of Narnia
    Mrs. De Winter from Rebecca

    But you only asked for one, so I've gone on enough smile

    Great question!

  21. pajamazzon profile image60
    pajamazzonposted 12 years ago

    Nicholas Nickleby from the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.

    I like the way Dickens wrote his character, Nicholas can be brutish or judgmental and skeptical and at the same time endearing in a way that anyone might have met someone like him in their daily lives.

    I quote this line from the book..it says

    "Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world"

    Just Beautiful smile


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