Memorable Characters that Rival Scarlett and Rhett

Who are your favorite characters? Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind? Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia from Star Wars? Sam and Frodo? Ahab and the whale? The Lone Ranger and Tonto?

Why do such characters live on in our imaginations? What about them causes us to laugh and cry and wonder if they are all right?

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  1. Michael Ehret says


    Characters are so important! Here’s a couple of my longtime favorites. Each remains with me because they are so detailed and complicated:

    – Odd Thomas from Dean Koontz (four books so far)
    – Roland the Gunslinger from Stephen King (seven books so far)
    – Thomas Covenant from Stephen Donaldson (nine books of a planned 10 book series)

    Can’t wait to see who others list.

  2. Mindy says

    Carl Joseph from the Cody Gunner series by Karen Kingsbury is one who has stuck with me since I read ‘Just Beyond the Clouds’ years ago. An absolutely wonderful character.

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