Who are your favourite literary villains or antagonists?Who are your favourite literary villains or antagonists? Sean #questionnaire
The Thenardiers from les miserable
Percy from the green mile.
Iago from Othello
Gotta be Tulkinghorne from Bleak House.
I’ve still not got around to reading bleakhouse, will read it before the end of the year. I like a good villain so that’s good to know.
I had a boss once who said something to me that was absolutely identical to something Tulkinghorne says. That told me a lot.
Dickens has got some good ones: Madame Defarge, from A Tale of Two Cities; Uriah Heep, from David Copperfield.
Forgot about Uriah ?
Mrs. Reed from Jane Eyre. Characters who are cruel to young children are true villains.
I’m just about finished Jane eyre – 50 pages to go!. Great book and agree about mrs Reed
Ooooh, good question! Dorian Gray, Don John from Much Ado About Nothing, the Malfoy family in Harry Potter, Dickens’ Uriah Heep
Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.
The two that came to mind immediately are Count Fosco from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins and Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Norte Dame by Victor Hugo.
Frollo was the first to come to my mind as well. He’s probably my favourite character in the book because the development we see is so profound. His morals, his values, and the way he presents himself to others are so interesting to me. The way he develops relationships with the other characters, never deep yet there’s such a balance. He’s definitely a harsh villain, but that’s not all there is to him either. To conclude, I love Frollo and could discuss his character for hours.
What’s her name in Misery.
Simon Legree from Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Vile character. I wouldn’t say he’s my “favorite” but he made an impression. Perhaps he is one of my most hated villains. One I would want to most passionately leap into the book and destroy.
? the best villains make you feel like that
Anton Chigurh, from No Country for Old Men
Good choice , I loved cormac McCarthy ?