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LitStaff Pick: Characters Who Didn't Get What They Deserved

Sometimes authors can disappoint us. Sometimes (particularly for those of us who are writers), there is a less-than-satisfactory fate for certain characters we’ve either loved or hated. This week, our LitStaff pick concerns the guy who never got the girl, the villain who didn’t get (what we thought) was justice or the goofy hero who […]

Sometimes authors can disappoint us. Sometimes (particularly for those of us who are writers), there is a less-than-satisfactory fate for certain characters we’ve either loved or hated. This week, our LitStaff pick concerns the guy who never got the girl, the villain who didn’t get (what we thought) was justice or the goofy hero who should’ve been slapped around but wasn’t. What do you think, LitStackers? Do you agree with our picks? We want to hear from you!

 

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3 responses to “LitStaff Pick: Characters Who Didn't Get What They Deserved”

  1. Jason, good essay, but Moby's a sperm whale, not a killer whale, and if anyone's a bastard, it's that cold soul Ahab. (It's not for nothin' that I bought a Moby Dick sweatshirt to celebrate the whale.) I beg you to reconsider.

  2. naomiwms@sbcglobal.net' naomijwilliams says:

    Entertaining. I assumed the anti-whale bit about Moby Dick was meant to be parodic. My nomination for character who doesn't get what she deserves (by which I mean I think she's treated quite unfairly by the author/narrative): Mary Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice." The nerdy sister who doesn't have the other sisters' wit or beauty or social acumen, she's openly ridiculed by her family & ends up single & having to care for her tiresome & mismatched parents as they age. Every time I read the book, I pity this character.

  3. Good picks, and nice guest post by Eric Dilmore. I'd have picked Tess of the D'Urbervilles. If anyone needed a break . . .

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