A few days ago I posted a challenge, asking you for the 10 books that changed, or impacted your lives. It’s the character’s time.
List 10 – I don’t care about the male/female split – of your most memorable characters from fiction. They can be villians, heroes, heroines, secondary characters. I don’t care. Which ones made an impact on you and, briefly, why.
Here are mine in no order.
1. Rhett Bulter. Gone with the Wind. The original fictional alpha male . When he carries Scarlett up that staircase, oh, Mama!
2. Roarke. the JD Robb In Death Series. Owns the galaxy. Loves Eve Dallas. Survived Every bad thing that ever happened to him. Plus, he’s Irish.
3. Eve Dallas. the JD Robb In Death Series. The most kick-ass heroine with a tender heart you will ever meet.
4. Laura Ingalls before she was Wilder. The Little House On the Prairie Series. I always wanted to live on the prairie.
5 Elizabeth Bennet. Pride and Prejudice. It’s so tough being the second, not so attractive sister, but Lizzy did well for herself.
6. Atticus Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird. When I was little, he was the embodiment of what I wanted in a father.
7.Madeline. The Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelman because really, she lived in Paris! In a convent! And had such cool adventures.
8. Nancy Drew. The Nancy Drew Mystery Books. She drove a Corvair. Enough said.
9. Jake Brigance. A Time To Kill. Second best lawyer portrayal after Atticus Finch. Plus, he’s hunky, a southern boy, and loves his wife and dog.
10. Elinor Dashwood. Sense and Sensibility. The oldest, not as beautiful daughter with a heart of gold, a steel core and a hopeless romantic.
Those are my 10. If you don’t recognize a name, click on it and it will take you to a link, describing the character.
Now, what are your 10 most influential fictional characters??