This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, brings to our attention books that feature characters with rebellious attitudes. *a round of applause*. This post had me digging deep to find characters that fit the bill just right (in my head). And the end end result is as diverse a list of characters as possible. Here we go:
- Artemis Fowl from Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl Series. I’ve rambled about him here.
- Scarlett O’Hara from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind
- Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Meg Murry from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Thought I have only read the first of the books in the series, it definitely gives me a fair idea of how the determined young Meg is going to shape the story.
- Dean Moriarty: From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, he is a rebellious, free-spirited character that’s hard to shake offf.
- Anne Shirley: The absolutely lovable Anne from Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery, the perfect read for when you wnat to relax and unwind with an uncomplicated feel good book.
- Crowley: The super-bad villain of all times, as created by Neil Gaiman. He rebels against all that he is supposed to be, to stop the world from coming to an abrupt and unceremonious end.
- Katniss Everdeen: The girl who rebellef against the system and turned an entire revolution on its head.
- Harry Potter: The boy wizard that went against the system on one too many occassions (sometimes frustratingly so).
- Brutus: Well, this is one Shakespearean character that I could write pages and pages on, unwrapping his personality the way I see it. So, till I get around to actually doing it, for now, suffice to say that Brutus rebelled against his very nature to do what he did.
Until next time!