It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Top 5 Tuesday and there have been some changes in that neck of the woods. The most prominent is that Shannah @ Bionic Book Worm has handed over the reigns to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads so please go check her blog out!
I’ve decided to dive into this one because it’s a theme (I love a theme) and even more so when it’s alphabetised as I feel like half my thinking has been done for me. I am so so lazy.
Without further adieu, here we are!
Amy March from Little Women is a often hated character in the world of fandom on account of her burning Jo’s manuscript (an actual dick move) and marrying Laurie (IMO not a dick move).
I like Amy a hecka lot.
I also like Jo a hecka lot.
I am a human being who can enjoy many things and liking Amy doesn’t detract from my liking Jo. Here are two sisters who are very similar – both are artistic types who are emotionally closer to a more mild mannered sister and who both have tempers which get them into trouble.
Amy simply always stated what she wanted from life. And then got it. While being ultra feminine. Yeah, people don’t like that.
Briony Tallis from Atonement is a character that also has a complicated relationship with an older sister and who also manages to, how can I put this delicately? Fuck things up massive style.
Briony is a precocious child at the start of the story who thinks she is more worldly-wise and intelligent then she is. Her naivety and refusal to admit she may even be a smidge wrong sets the course of people’s lives to truly horrible conclusions.
Much is said of Rob and Cecilia’s love story but Briony is the story. It’s her desperate shot at redemption which is the ultimate motivation after all.
Coraline from the book of the same name, is a modern version of Alice, sliding into a wonderland which is also less than wonderful.
She grows up a lot over the course of the story and proves herself to be a resilient, brave and quick thinking young girl.
Both the movie and book are excellent but I must confess- the movie is my favourite!
Ah Dracula. The granddaddy of all vampires.
Don’t be taken in by the many suave Dracula portrayals in media or any sparkly, sexy vampires of other names. This is a character who isn’t supposed to be cuddly or kind and he wouldn’t pretend he is.
He is manipulative and wicked and doesn’t hesitate to fill his bloodlust by going for the jugular with no hint of remorse.
Ebenezer Scrooge usually known as ‘Scrooge’ (but because of his first name I squeezed him into the ‘e’) is the protagonist of A Christmas Carol and shows the reader how character development is an actual thing.
You know the story – he starts off the miser of all miser’s but the worst night of his life turns out to be the best thing that’s happened to him and we learn (and he re-learns) there’s a heart inside that chest after all.
He’s a classic of the Christmas and literary variety so he gets a place on the list proving the redemption can happen!
Let me know what you think of my choices and if there are any that you would quite happily shove off the list!
Until next week!