Favorite Literary Characters

Okay, I was looking at a post from the past week or so and saw where Ruby wanted to know who everyone's' favorite non-Anne LMM character is. I shall make a poll about that soon, but it got me to thinking about something else entirely:

If you had to pick one male and one female character out of all the literature that you've ever read, which ones would be your favorites and why?
11 Responses
  1. geeruby Says:

    It feels like such a copout to say Anne or Gilbert, who are my faves, so I will say Marianne Dashwood and Dick Diver, from Austen and Fitzgerald, respectively. That was hard and I reserve the right to change my mind!

  2. geeruby Says:

    Oh my god, no, forget what I just said! I am in love with Hareton Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights!!

  3. Good question! Anne has been my favorite literary character for so long that I've never even thought about a favorite non-LMM heroine. I must give this some thought.

  4. I was very evil when I asked this question. I am having a very hard time choosing between so many charcters myself. I shall have to think.....

  5. DylanLeeLo Says:

    good question. For male...I love Walter and Huck Finn and Holden and Samwise Gamgee. Don't ask me to whittle it down to one. Female, I like Scout. BTW I ordered the Blue Castle off the internet and I am expecting it's arrival any day now.

  6. It's really one of the best books that I have ever read. You won't be disappointed.

  7. First of all, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. However right tonight I would have to pick Elizabeth Bennet and Atticus Finch.

    I pick Elizabeth Bennet because she is witty, smart, and capable of having Darcy fall in love with her despite her family and connections.

    I pick Atticus Finch because he is a (1) good father to Gem and Scout. (2)He does what is right despite what society expects of him. How many of us would continue to do what we know is right even if we are ridiculed and our families are put in danger?

  8. iffie21 Says:

    I love To Kill A Mockingbird, I love Attitus and I love Scout. and I love Boo Radley because he is a mocking, I just love that whole boook. Jem is good too... but I don't know if he's my favorite.

  9. lovejag Says:

    My favorite Literature Characters:
    Female: Charlotte Pitt from Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. She's a woman who wants to know and be part of the world when in the Victorian era she couldn't be what she wanted until she married a man below her station. She had to sneak newspapers just to keep up. The best part she loves history just as much as I do.

    Male: Alex Cross from James Patterson books. He's smart, funny, and just puts his whole heart into any case he's working on. A fighter for truth.

  10. iffie21 Says:

    I also love Buttercup and Wesley from the book, The Princess Bride, it is so wonderful.

  11. I'd have to pick Joe Willard from the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace. He's just so heart-warming, always trying to dig out his own place in the world, and being witty while he does it.

    For females, I think I'd have to go with Amelia Peabody from the series by Elizabeth Peters. I love the way she looks on the world, with her humor and strengh. Not to mention her excessivly attractive husband.