November 5, 2010

Most Hated Literary Characters

This list (the 50 most hated characters in literature) was a lot of fun to read. I read through it and here is the one I agree with most (I haven't read most of them):

Dolores Umbridge--I just hated her so much that it has affected my ability to re-read that book.

Who is your most hated literary character?

5 comments:

  1. My students absolutely HATED Underground Man in Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground. They didn't like that he never changed and held onto his bitterness. I ended up switching that book with Chekhov's The Seagull, which the students do like. That play is all about how to be an artist (Or not)

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  2. Simon Legree, the evil slave owner who killed Tom, from Uncle Tom's Cabin. HATE him!

    He better be on that list. I'm off to check! :-)

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  3. I really hate Severus Snape-he just rubs me the wrong way. I also agree with Umbridge!

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  4. I can't currently think of a literary character I hated, I have been overly annoyed by some, but never to the point that I couldn't pick the book back up and re-read.

    I was not a fan of Dolores Umbridge, but I felt that made me enjoy the novel that much more. After all, you were never meant to love all characters.

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  5. Karen Brewer: Hahahahahaha! And how did Beth March make the list? I always just kind of felt sorry for her... And ending the list with Satan? Oh, that just made me laugh out loud. This is a great list!

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