Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - 70

Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish for bloggers who like to make lists about books.

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.


Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict said...

I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities right now, and I don't really like Carton. I did in the beginning, but not now. My heart lies with Charles Darnay. :)
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Anonymous said...

Oh man, Mr. Darcy is the man! I love him. Although my first literary crush was probably Mr. Rochester, Mr. Darcy stole my heart when I read P&P.

I actually have a love/hate relationship with Mr. Rochester. Sometimes I am all like "he's so mysterious and dreamy." and other times I am like "He locked his crazy wife in the attic and tried to marry another woman without telling her about said wife."

Simply_Megan said...

Halee - You might change your mind by the end!

Quinn - I agree about Mr. Rochester, but I just pretend that the mental health care was not up to par during that time period so there was nowhere to treat his wife. Hahah

Bookzilla said...

Mmm, Mr. Darcy. Prickly on the outside, but gooey inside -- perfect addition to your list.

Here's my TTT for the week. Happy reading!

Lynn @ Books on the Bay said...

Rhett and Nick were both on my list as well! I think because they both tend to get overshadowed (by Scarlet and Gatsby, respectively) but I love that true readers still love them for who they are! New follower here impressed with your taste :)