Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don't Get or Ten Characters That I Love But Others Seem to Dislike
I'm going to split this question in half and do 5 of each. First off...
Five Characters I Love But Others Seem to Dislike
1. Juliet Capulet from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
I just have a lot of feelings about this character. I owe this respect for Juliet's character mostly to an
amazing actress named Rachel I had the pleasure of working with during school who, while working on scene work together, confessed to me that she was so emotionally distressed because she "didn't feel like she was doing Juliet justice." Given everything that's happened to this girl's life, she makes some fairly sound decisions for a fourteen-year-old girl. Tragedy of course befalls her, but with the mistakes of the spiteful parents, the rash Romeo, and the Friar messing literally everything up, Juliet is honestly one of the most together characters of the play. I get really defensive whenever someone says she's just a dumb teenager.
2. Severus Snape from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Lily and the Half Blood Prince by greeneyes117 on FFN is one of the greatest character explorations I've ever read.
3. Tris Prior from Divergent by Veronica Roth
Don't get me wrong, Tris is a selfish and impulsive bitch, but that's what I love about her! She's such
a unique main character and honestly the only reason that the Divergent series stands out so much against all of it's competitor YA novels.
4. Alaska Young from Looking For Alaska by John Green
5. Sansa Stark from ASOIAF by George R.R. Martin
I saved the best for last. I'm gonna draw on the meme here: I judge people by the way they judge
Sansa Stark. With all the unimaginable sh*t that happens to this girl, she still holds her head high to face another day. You look at any other "strong females" of the series--Arya, Dany, Cersei, Asha, Arienne--and they're all pretty awful people as a result of their hardships. Sansa is the only only woman (with maybe the exceptions of Brienne and Margaery) who I think emerges stronger for everything she's survived. Not to mention that she has observed many of the key political players playing their games and learned from the best, so to say. If I had my way she'd be the endgame queen of Westeros.
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