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Apr 9 2010

Favorite Fictional Characters

by Amanda L

I recently read a blog post about favorite fictional characters. It started me thinking, what is my favorite character of all time.  I must admit, it is Laura Ingalls Wilder from the Little House on the Prairie series. (I’m sure the television series and Melissa Gilbert’s way that she portrayed the character influenced me.)

I found an article that was written for NPR several years ago that lists the 100 best characters since 1900.  Here are their top 5:

1. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

2.  Holden Caufield  from The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

3. Humbert Humbert from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

4.  Leopold Bloom from Ulysses by James Joyce

5. Rabbit Angstrom from Rabbit Run by John Updike

Laura Ingalls Wilder did not even make the list of top 100, but I still hold her as my favorite character. What is yours?

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