A Guy, a Girl, and a Teen Book Blog

A Guy, a Girl, and a Teen Book Blog

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Literary QOTW: We Love to Hate Them

And now we welcome you to the portion of our show where we answer a weekly literary question. Include your answer in the comments because audience participation saves the lives of fairies just like clapping does.

Question: Who's your favorite book character you love to hate?

Chris says: Bellatrix Lestrange.  If there ever was a book villain who's incredibly interesting, it's Bellatrix.  She has a high-profile family tree, a vicious past, and a knack for hurting the characters you love the most.  She's involved in one of my absolute favorite moments of the entire series (yes, you know which one I'm talking about).  And on top of that, Helena Bonham Carter (Mrs. Tim Burton) brought her to life with a demented, yet funky, flair in the movies.  Honorable mention goes to Iago (from Othello, not Aladdin), Milo Minderbinder (from Catch 22), and Satan (from Paradise Lost).

Stef says: Scarlet O'Hara. She's a hardcore Southern Belle who knows how to get what she wants with no regard to the price she or anyone else will have to pay. She's downright diabolical at times (stealing her sister's fiance even...yikes!), yet she's such a strong woman that I have to love her too. In the end, you finally get to see her heart, and yours breaks for her when she realizes that what she really needed all along just walked out her front door. And Vivian Leigh's portrayal of her is cinema magic. Honorable mention goes to Professor Delores Umbridge, who has no redeeming qualities especially not the fact that her office is covered in kittens. No offense, kittens.

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