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Top Ten Favorite Characters in the Classics Genre
1. Nick - The Great Gatsby
I think most people would pick Gatsby but I really liked Nick! I thought he was a pretty nice guy, and I enjoyed how the story of Gatsby was narrated through him.
2. Mr. Rochester - Jane Eyre
He's mysterious, handsome, passionate, I could go on. Mr. Rochester is definitely flawed but his background /story is so creepy (in a good way!). Him and Jane together are perfect!
3. Scarlett O'Hara - Gone With the Wind
I can definitely see why people don't like Scarlett as she is pretty spoiled and whiny. But she is such a strong woman and I love how sassy she is!
4. Ophelia - Hamlet
Ophelia isn't in the play that much but she's so interesting! I want to know more about her and I love reading retelling from her point-of-view.
5. Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
He reminds me of Mr. Rochester because he can be a little rough around the edges, but he's definitely a different character.
6. Sydney Carton - A Tale of Two Cities
He loved Lucie so much and everything he did was for her! I couldn't believe his sacrifice at the end. It makes me nervous for A Clockwork Princess.
7. Emma - Emma
Emma isn't the nicest person all the time, but I loved watching her character develop throughout the story.
8. Owen Meany - A Prayer for Owen Meany
So this probably isn't a classic yet, but I know it will be in the future! This is such a great novel if you're looking for a really in-depth read. Owen Meany encapsulates some great themes like faith vs. doubt and free will vs. fate.
9. Rhett Butler - Gone With the Wind
I got such a kick out of Rhett, especially since he's such a rogue. Also the fact that he's so different from who Scarlett would have ended up with if the Civil War hadn't occurred but he really is perfect for her.
10. Janie - Their Eyes Were Watching God
I actually had to read this book twice for school, once in high school and once in college so I know it pretty well. I wrote a paper on Janie's character development which I think is the highlight of the novel.