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Old March 20th, 2008, 4:57 am
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I also like D'Artagnan from The Three Muskateers. He was the "brains" behind the group, and I always admired "brains".



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Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe-Anne of Green Gables Ok, I love them both. Anne and Gilbert are one of my favorite couples, and I love both characters so much.
oh Anne shirley,ijust love her,and beloved gilbert of course...and from the same series mathew,sweer old mathew...

Ummmm....Lucy from the Narnia series,she is just so sweet and so the representation of hope and innocense.

Rebecca from Ivanhoe,such a strong and great character,such a strong and such a will,I love rebeca...

Robert of locksley,(robin HOod)for every reason you can think of...

Sissy from Hard times ,from charles dickens,such a breath in such a factual book...

MIchael Tolland from deception point,this one i dont know why ,i just like the character a lot...

and the count of montecristo,which was my favorite ,before harry came along...


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Old March 20th, 2008, 8:44 am
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Mr.Darcy from 'Pride and Prejudice'..
Lucy from 'Narnia'
Jo from 'Little Women'
Poirot from the Agatha Christie series.....


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Old March 20th, 2008, 6:06 pm
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I like Mr Knightly from Emma (Jane Austen) and Captain Wentworth from Persuasion.

Aside from Austenian heros, there are a great many of the Discworld characters who I hold in great affection. The luggage, Sam Vimes and the Partician being 3


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Amir, from The Kite Runner: Amir's true transformation, from a pampered, selfish boy who allows a horrendous crime to go unreported for his own protection and mere comfort, to a man of true courage and altruism, who willingly runs into the violent land he once sought to escape for the sake of a child he doesn't even know, out of love for his old friend, is one of the most beautiful plotlines I have ever had the privilege of reading. Amir is not the funniest character (That title goes to his hilarious father, Baba), nor is he the wisest or the most endearing, but Amir is, by far, the most inspiring, for he spends the rest of his life, amidst all of his guilt and suffering, choosing to make a difference, to made amends for his past wrongs, and shows the power of true courage and love along the way. Honestly, if you have yet to read this book, please do-- it is one of the most touching, uplifting stories you will ever come upon.


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Old March 25th, 2008, 8:56 pm
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Re: Your Favorite Literary Characters (Other than HP)

Here are some characters that I had fun reading about:
-Percy Jackson from the Lightning Thief series
-Lucy from Narnia
-Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew series (duh!)

I'm sure there's more, but right now I'm drawing a blank...


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-Percy Jackson
I read that as Peter Jackson... haha.
  • I love Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire from The Time Traveler's Wife. They're two of the most realistic characters I've ever read about.
  • Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox from The Hitchhiker's series. Both make me laugh hysterically (then again, everyone in those books does, including the dear sperm whale).
  • Elizabeth Bennet is an obvious one, and same with Mr Darcy.
  • Ed Kennedy from I Am The Messenger is special for me, because he's so self-deprecating and I came to be kind of protective of him.
  • Lord Asriel and Mrs Coulter from His Dark Materials... two of the most, for lack of a better word, kickass characters I've come across. And Lyra, too, because she's nifty.
  • Algernon Moncrieff from The Importance of Being Earnest. He's too much fun.
  • Lord Goring from An Ideal Husband - so witty. Funnily enough, Rupert Everett has played both Lord Goring and Algernon Moncrieff in the movie adaptations of the plays.
  • And she's not quite a literary character, but a character from a TV show, but I just have to mention her: Veronica Mars. Witty, one-of-a-kind, and the kind of girl I look up to.


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Re: Your Favorite Literary Characters (Other than HP)

When I read a book, there are some characters that I like, but only a few really stay with me, and normally that's after a reread. So my list is a bit small.


Sherlock Holmes- Sherlock is freakin' brilliant. And I, being a true Ravenclaw, love intelligence. Plus, he sometimes reminds me of myself at my smartest...minus the drugs.

Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities- I always cry at the end. I think his story is really beautiful.

Cyrano de Bergerac- I've had a crush on him since I was 14. Oh, to talk the way he can!

Jane Eyre- I really identify with and admire her in some ways. She's very sensible, passionate, and strong-willed, even if she has trouble breaking through the self-esteem destroying influence of Lowood.

Ozma from L. Frank Baum's Oz Series- I've loved Ozma since I was very young. She's been one of my heroes. She may not be a very complicated character, but she's a good, kind, and wise ruler.

Hamlet- Oh...how long have I loved Hamlet...? Since I was 11? I had only a vague grasp of what I was reading at the time, but the struggles he had throughout the play really touched me in some way-- so much so that his death made me cry. Over the years, my interpretations have changed slightly with each reread, but I still really love this character who can be read and interpreted so many different ways after all these years. He is a reminder of how much I love literature!

Willy Wonka- Willy Wonka appeals to the side of me that wants to just do whatever I want and not care if people think it's weird or crazy.

Claudia from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- Claudia reminds me very fondly of a close friend of mine who is attending college far away. I miss her sometimes, and so it's nice to be reminded of her when I read this book.

Colin and Archie Craven from The Secret Garden- I've only read the book once, but I love how this father and son pair learn how to live again by discovering how much they want to live. I love that message!


Lilypod- Oooh! Now I really want to read Charlotte's Web again! I've only had it read to me as a child, but I have seen the animated movie many times. Templeton has always been my favorite (yes, I was a strange child).


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Amy- Little Women
I loved her little affected ways, and I think she made such an effort to change that by the end of Little Women Wedded she has tackled on of her biggest faults. Plus she slept with a peg on her nose, taking to heart the beauty is pain mantra .

Laurie- Little Women
The original boy who didn't want to grow up, I just liked his recklessness and occasional impropriety.

Commander Root & Foaly- Artermis Fowl
Because how could you not love this petty, bickering twosome?!


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Commander Root & Foaly- Artermis Fowl
Because how could you not love this petty, bickering twosome?!
lol I LOVE them! Artemis Fowl himself is a good character too...I love how smart he is, and it always seems that deep down he is a good person. Very deep down.


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Lord Loss and Dervish from the demonata series
Sabriel and Kerrigor from Sabriel and Abhorsen
Brom from Eragon
Remus from HP
Jude from the hunting of the last dragon#
Basta and Dustfinger from Inkheart


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lol I LOVE them! Artemis Fowl himself is a good character too...I love how smart he is, and it always seems that deep down he is a good person. Very deep down.
Artermis is awesome, I also love Holly, I used to want to be her when I was little! Well... her and Hermione.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 6:34 pm
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Lol basically all of the characters in those books are amazing.
I wanted to be Holly, too! She's all kinds of amazing.


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There have always been a wide assortment. My favorite Roald Dahl creation was Mathilda Wormwood.

Tamora Pierce--it's tough to choose--a three coin toss betwen Veralidaine Salmalin (married name), Lady Keladry of Mindelain, and Beka Cooper.

Robin McKinley--I'd probably split my loyalty between Angharad (Harimad) Crewe and Queen Aerin of Damar. Rae "Sunshine" Seddon (nee Raven Blaise) runs a close third.

Victoria Hanley--I love both Torina and Landen, from The Seer and the Sword.

Probably Elizabeth Bennet is my favorite of the Austen heroines.


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I also love the four Hobbits in the Fellowship from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Frodo took on the greatest burden possible, and completed it, and I applaud him for that. Sam was always a bright lay of sunlight, and he doesn't let the seemingly imposibleness of their mission bear down on him. It was great of him to keep Frodo motivated when he was worn down by the Ring. And Merry and Pippin... well, they were two huge trouble makers, but I love them dearly. In books that didn't have much comic relief after the Fellowship left Rivendell, they made everything they did seem fun. The scene at Isengard with the Ents was awesome!


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Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty

First, guh, he's swoon-worthy.

Okay, now, aside from the superficial traits about him. I really like Kartik as a character. In the first book he irritated me with his arrogance, but I've grown to appreciate that about him. He isn't arrogant in the sense that he thinks that he's the center of the universe but that he's opinionated and always believes he's right. He is also really loyal to what he fights for and, most of all, for the people he loves. He had to go through poverty and fight for his life, and the result was that he is willing to help people. In one of the books in the trilogy, he gives a poverty-stricken person money, fully aware that the person may use the money on alcoholic beverages or narcotics, but doesn't care, anyway; he recognizes that the money gives people hope and is willing to give up all the money he has on him for that. And then in The Sweet Far Thing,
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he lets himself remain trapped in a tree until another sacrifice is made because of Gemma. He was willing to imprison himself because he felt that Gemma's life would be of greater value to the world and that she was capable of changing the world. He sacrificed himself for the girl he was madly in love with so she could be happy
. Overall, he's a really admirable character and I love him a lot, more than any other character in that trilogy other than Gemma.


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Atticus Finch
I love this man! He says the most astute, and wise things, and is just the most gentle, loving and brave character in any book I've ever read. He's beautiful.

Mr Darcy
Admittedly, I love Eliza too, but Mr Darcy will always have my heart!

Will Stanton from the Dark is Rising
I don't often go for heros / protagonists, but I absolutely love Will. He's so quietly determined, loyal and mature. His journey throughout the series always moves me. Bran from this series is another wonderful character.

Foaly, Root and Artemis from Artemis Fowl
I LOVE this series! Every page has me in stitches. Foaly is just adorable with his tin foil hat, and Artemis is just hilarious. Unfortunatley I'd just finished exclaming to my mother how much I loved Root when I turned the page, and he kicked the bucket...

Hassan from The Kite Runner
I found Hassan one of the most moving and powerful characers I've come across in a long time. While Amir's growth is central and beautifully written, Hassan's quiet and unassuming sacrifices makes me choke up. He is a heartbreakingly beautiful character.

Hamlet
Studying him at the moment, and I love him! I love how intricate and perceptive he is. I find his (well, I suppose Shakespeare's) mastery of words incredible.

Bartemeaus from the Bartemeaus Trilogy
Hands down the funniest character in literature. If you haven't come across this series I can highly recommend it just to for Bartemeaus. He's brilliant!


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Hassan from The Kite Runner
I found Hassan one of the most moving and powerful characers I've come across in a long time. While Amir's growth is central and beautifully written, Hassan's quiet and unassuming sacrifices makes me choke up. He is a heartbreakingly beautiful character.
I loved Hassan, he is one of those people who needs no fanfare, no special mentions, no high commendations, but without them the world just wouldn't go round. He's a Beth! (Little Women reference time! Yay!) From this book I also loved Baba, I thought he was very dignified, and also funny.


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What a wonderful thread, LilyPod!!! Woow, thank you- it is so inspiring, such fun!..I'll be back here, that's for sure!

First, the characters people already mentioned- and reminded me how much I love them- Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, and Sherlock Holmes, of course- who can resist him at all

If we are to go to the very beginning- Jason and Orpheus from the Greek Mythology- that's what my parents were bringing me to bed with The former, for being such a bold traveler, something like an ancient Star Trekki. The latter, for going to the dark of Hell for bringing back the woman he loved...I have also greatly admired Apollo for being so beautiful and beloved. I have revered his sister Diana also, for being such a free, untamed, powerful woman...

Later in my childhood came Pippi Longstocking and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Should I explain here at all?

...As I said- I will be back!

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I've always loved Emily from Emily of New Moon. I've never liked the Anne series but I love Emily. She's such a imaginative, sparky little creature.


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Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice

Captain Bluebear from The 13 and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear

Lirael and Mogget from the Abhorsen trilogy

Aragorn and Samwise from The Lord of the Rings

Otori Shigeru from the Grass for his Pillow series



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