Thursday, July 17, 2008

Favorite Literary Characters

I wanted to do this tag for a long time now but for some reason I forgot all about it until today.

So here goes my list which of course is nowhere close to being comprehensive:

*Howard Roark - in Fountainhead.
I loved the book and I loved this character as I could somehow identify so much with him.

*Holden Caulfield - in Catcher in the Rye.
An absolute lunatic but with a razor-sharp wit.Also loved the way he melts into a puddle of love when he interacts with his little sister and the relationship that he shared with his deceased younger brother.

*Atticus Finch - in To Kill A Mockingbird.
A strong man with such strong principles and a wonderful, wonderful father.I would marry him in a hearbeat!

*Florentyna Kane - in The Prodigal Daughter.
An amazing woman who is intelligent,clever,witty,strong,principled and determined.I like the way she lives her life and dreams despite having an over achiever for a father.

*William Kane and Abel Rosnovski - in Kane and Abel.
What wonderful characters.Loved the way they try to out-do each other at every step.

*Hassan - in The Kite Runner.
Everyone wishes for a friend like him.Loyal,forgiving and loving to a fault.

*Frederick Algernon Trotville(Fatty)- in Enid Blyton's Five find-outers and a dog .
Oh what a fun series that was!This lesser known "Famous Five" series is everything that one can expect out of an Enid Blyton detective series.And Fatty was just ridiculously clever and outrageous.I have the fondest memories of reading these books as a child and I think I owned almost all the books in this series though I enjoyed the other Famous Five and Secret Seven books just as much.

*Oliver Barrett & Jennifer Cavelleri - in Love Story.
I am a sucker for love stories that have protagonists gunning for each other's throats in the beginning and don't realize when the hate turns into love but eventually do end up together! The husband and I fell in love on similar premises.So!(Abhipraya,this one was for you!)

*Hercule Poirot - I loved reading about detectives and how they solved crimes.Poirot especially as I would imagine his egg-head and pencil mustache all the time and was thrilled when my imagination was very close to the character on the TV series.

*Sherlock Holmes - At one point in time,I used to try and incorporate "Elementary,Mr.Watson" in almost every conversation!My all time favorite detective.

Do you have any absolute favorite literary character that brings back fond memories?

13 comments:

La vida Loca said...

Atticus, Fatty, Hassan, Love story...all great peoples.

Did u just post? Hasn't shown up on Reader still.

I love Lucy said...

@Loca : That was quick!!
Yup!Posted a few minutes ago.
sent you an email...

DotThoughts said...

lovely list!!!!!! have to read catcher in the rye!

Blue Bike said...

Kane, Abel and Florentina are really amazing characters... nice list

snippetsnscribbles said...

Cool list! have to catch hold of catcher in the rye next.
...and this font looks cute ya :)
(why am I buggin you with fonts?!)

cluelessness said...

You know...all those M&B heroes were my abs fav characters! Very drool worthy ;P

Loved Howard Roark from FountainHead. Yet to find a person who even closely resembles this character. I actually liked Ellsworth Toohey too. I keep seeing shades of him in a lot of people.

La vida Loca said...

there is something for u in my blog :)

Mama - Mia said...

:)

nice list!! me love Atticus too! such a remarkable man! :)

cheers!

abha

rajk said...

Ok, so we have Hassan, Kane & Abel and Monsieur Poirot in common!! I loved Florentyna Kane too but somehow missed her in my list.
Great going!! Want to do something like this in movie characters?

rajk said...

Me again! Just wanted to thank you for reminding me of the Five Find-Outers!!! Oh what fun it was, reading those books!!

Mama - Mia said...

btw, my email id amateurabe@gmail.com

cheers!

abha

La vida Loca said...

hey id your and M's families ok?

Never Mind!! said...

You have done it so well. Atticus, Hassan and Holmes all lovely people. Wish they were real people.