To you, who is the most iconic character in American Literature?

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  1. hawkdad73 profile image66
    hawkdad73posted 7 years ago

    To you, who is the most iconic character in American Literature?

  2. StephanieBCrosby profile image84
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 7 years ago

    Tough one. I wish I could answer in at least five different ways. But I am going to go with Holden Caulfield. I think so many, adolescents and adults alike, can sympathize and empathize with him. You can't beat his rebellious nature, especially when it comes to schooling.

  3. Bretsuki profile image76
    Bretsukiposted 7 years ago

    Atticus Finch, in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird.

    He stands up for the defenseless even when such a stance is unpopular. That is possibly the greatest ideal we have in our society.

  4. Joe Friedman profile image87
    Joe Friedmanposted 7 years ago

    I have to go with Tom Joad from Grapes of Wrath...we could use a guy like him today.

  5. L. Spikes profile image85
    L. Spikesposted 7 years ago

    I'm going to go with Huck Finn. Even those who have never read the book still know the name.

  6. rjbatty profile image83
    rjbattyposted 7 years ago

    I'd say Huck Finn is the most iconic.  Huck and Tom Sawyer are generally considered the Great American novels.  They seem like simple adventure stories but are loaded with Western symbolism.

  7. stevarino profile image81
    stevarinoposted 7 years ago

    Hmm, quite a few come to mind but I'm going to suggest John Galt of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. No wait, Poe's Raven!

  8. E-Z-University profile image59
    E-Z-Universityposted 7 years ago

    Jay Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

  9. JamaGenee profile image83
    JamaGeneeposted 6 years ago

    I'll have to go with Holden Caulfield, too.  He was the role model for at least one generation, maybe more.  Doesn't get more iconic than that.

  10. Der Meister profile image67
    Der Meisterposted 6 years ago

    I'm going to go with Huck Finn, though there are others that warrant a good case.

  11. kloydskii profile image60
    kloydskiiposted 6 years ago

    Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter.


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