Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Frustrating Characters

hosted by The Broke And The Bookish

Today's List: Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters in Literature

God from The Bible
Is it just me, or is he constantly playing the hypocrite? Plus, I'm not 100% sure that he likes women...

Scarlet O'Hara from Gone With the Wind
Vain, selfish, self-centered, basically your average sixteen year old. However, I am always so frustrated by how hung up on Ashley Wilkes she is and doesn't realize that she has Rhett Butler right in front of her for like, the whole book, well at least until the VERY END and then she says she's going to go after him NOW that SHE'S ready. Typical girl. However, she is so intelligent I have to love her for being able to survive in the time that she did. Scarlet is such a complicated heroine. She's so easy to hate yet you also have to love her.
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The Mother from Perfect Match
Really, all the characters in this Jodi Picoult novel, but especially the mother. So basically what happens is that the mother thinks that this priest has molested her child and so instead of allowing the court to decide his fate she takes it into her own hands and kills an innocent man and then doesn't feel any remorse for him. The only remorse that I felt in this book was that she wasn't given to the chair.

The Parents from Matilda
What sucky parents these two were. They didn't encourage her to read. They didn't appreciate her intellect. They were just awful. However, our precocious heroine did get her revenge on them through some very sneaky and clever trickery!

Dolores Umbridge from The Harry Potter Series
You would think that I love this character since she also loves kittens, chocolate, biscuits, tea and cute things. However, this bitch was condescending and totally treated our delightful Harry unfairly. Plus she purposefully did things that she knew were wrong and I just can't stand people like that.

Elna Baker from The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
Read the original review of the book here in which I relate why I do not trust her as a narrator and how I am constantly aggrieved about how she sabotages herself then plays the victim.

August from Water for Elephants
He's mean to animals. Enough said.

Lucy Hull from The Borrower
As a young persons librarian myself, I have felt that feeling of wanting to remove a child from a home environment that does not quite nurture the love of reading that a child has. However, I have never and will never act on it and the fact that this narrator did, and in such a sloppy manner, really pissed me off.

Rosemary from Rosemary's Baby
I hate stupid women characters. They make the rest of us look bad. However in the film version, Mia Farrow plays Rosemary which gives her a few more points in my book.

Each and every single character in Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan
Wealthy white people with problems. Ugh.
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