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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Jerks!
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is:
The Ten Biggest Jerks in Literature
1. In Jane Austen's Persuasion, jerks do abound. The main character, Anne Elliot has an appalling family. Her father, Sir Walter, takes the number one spot on my list. He is stupid, stuck-up, and a crashing bore.
2. Also from Persuasion, Sir Walter's cousin William Elliot. Cad.
3. From David Copperfield, Steerforth, who seduces and abandons Little Emily.
4. Fred Vincy of Middlemarch, who eventually redeems himself.
5. Anse Bundren from William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Much of the dark humor in the novel arises out of this character, but in the end he is a self-serving old vulture.
6. Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby his casual brutality, his sense of entitlement, his deeply stupid nature make this guy a jerk.
That's all I can come up with folks-jerks should be easier to find. But villains seem to be more prevalent in literature than plain old every day jerks.