Monday, March 7, 2016

Take Ten: literary characters that I just can't click with


1. Draco

Just no. He's annoying and horrible, though he did have some redeeming moments.

2. Tris

I wasn't a fan of her when I read some of the books, but I especially didn't care for how Shailene Woodley portrayed her in the movies.

3. Bella Swan

I just can't abide insipid main characters.

4. Heathcliff
5. Catherine

While I love the other Bronte sisters stories, the characters in this one just do not set well with me.

6. Scarlett O'Hara

She's a horrible brat who doesn't care who she hurts in her quest to get what she wants out of life.

7. Anna Karenina

Another unbelievably selfish heroine.

8. Christian
9. Anastasia

I didn't have to read this one to know that this is another horrible couple whom I can't stand. I think this book is degrading to women.

10. Bathsheba

It's been a while since I read this one, but I remember thinking that she didn't deserve her man.;)

What characters do you have a hard time seeing in a favorable light? Or, are there characters you love that no one else seems to?:)

18 comments:

  1. I agree about Draco! I read Harry Potter kind of late so I'd seen like a LOT of fanart and tumblr posts all flailing over him...so I thought he redeemed himself in the finale or something? BUT NOPE. D:
    *whispers* I also am not a fan of Shailene Woodley as Tris. Like I liked Tris okay??? But the movies just...nope.

    Here's my TTT!

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    1. That probably does have something to do with it, since I got into Harry Potter late as well.;) I guess some people just like to root for the bad boy.
      Glad I'm not the only one!

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  2. YES FOR BELLA! I hated the movies, and surprisingly the books were no better! She was too whiny, and it was all wrong.

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in/

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    1. She needed something redeeming about her.;)

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  3. I couldn't like Draco either. He was so selfish and mean.
    Tris and Christian have also secured their position on my list.
    My TTT:
    https://abibliophilesobsession.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-characters-everyone-loves-but-i-just-dont-get/

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  4. He was! It's great he had somewhat of a conscience, for his family, but it wasn't enough to make me really like him.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. oh my goodness, yes! I agree with you on ALL of these! My TTT

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  6. Great list :) I can't understand anyone who actually likes Cathy or Heathcliff!

    My TTT.

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    1. Now that you mention it, I have heard people gush about the book, but I don't know that most people love the characters...

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  7. Tris was on my list this week too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/top-ten-tuesday-47/

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    1. I will have to look and see who else made it on your list. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I don't know too many Draco fans except for those who love to hate him. Other than Twilight and Divergent, I haven't read any of the others that you mentioned.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
    Also, I have a giveaway going on for my 5th Blogoversary.

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    1. I must just have some interesting friends then.;)

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  9. I haven't read Divergent but do like Movie Tris. :)

    Again, haven't read the book, but the most recent adaptation of "Madding Crowd" is better with Bathsheba being a MORE likable character. From what I remember of the 90s adaptation, Carey Mulligan makes her more likable by a long shot. Fun list, Amanda! :)

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    1. I need to see the new Maddening Crowd, since I do like the story.;)

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  10. Both Catherine and Heathcliffe are horrible characters but I was still fascinated by the story. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. I still love the moors and want to see them someday, but I am not a fan of the main characters in the story.;)

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