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This week’s topic is-
Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters
(this is obviously going to be a bit Potter heavy- sorry)
1. The Weasly Family from the Harry Potter Series
I want to hang with this family SO bad-ok maybe not Percy, but a big yes to each and every one of them!!
2. Haymitch AND Cinna from The Hunger Games series
I LOVE Cinna-the only person in the entire capital that is real.
And Haymitch- oooh, the suffering of watching all those kids die for over 20 years.
3. Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series
When he gets the winning points for the House Cup because he stood up to his friends, I knew he was going to be a great guy!
4. Ceila Foote from The Help
Actually liked her depiction in the movie even more than I liked her character in the book- best part? When she writes the check out to Hilly Two Slice.
5. Rudy Steiner from The Book Thief
He was awesome- that’s all.
6. Mr. Bennet from Pride & Prejudice
Patience of a saint to deal with that wife! Would love to lock myself in a beautiful library also.
7. Melanie Wilkes from Gone With The Wind
I love how Scarlet is just dying to truly hate this woman, but she just can’t- and Melanie can not for the life of her think anything bad about Scarlet.
8. Helen Burns from Jane Eyre
This poor girl- stick up for yourself, dammit!!!
(never knew Elizabeth Taylor played her)
9. Professor Snape from the Harry Potter series
The character I loved to hate the MOST- up until the very end of book 7, that is. What an amazing love he had!
10. Death from The Book Thief
One of my favorite quotes from this book can explain why I loved this character (also a little sad to realize through the trailers that he is NOT in the movie- hmph!)
I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race–that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.
All I was able to do was turn to Liesel Meminger and tell her the only truth I truly know. I said it to the book thief and I say it now to you.
* * * A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR * * *
I am haunted by humans.
What other secondary character do you love?
Rudy, Haymitch, and Cinna all made my list as well! And Mr. Bennet and Death are also great choices I can agree with!
I love that so many Harry Potter characters made your list again and again 🙂 YAY!
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Julie @ Chapter Break
Great quote from the Book Thief! The trailer looks good. And Cinna is the best ❤
Harry Harry no move away you are standing before all those other great people :). I have seen The Book Thiefs death ones already today and am surprised because for me he is one of the main characters. Great catch for Rudy though!
I didn’t read The Help, but I absolutely adored the movie, and Celia Foote was definitely my favourite character, hands down. At first you just love her because she’s not a racist bigot, and then you feel so terrible for her because of miscarriages, but then she’s also so hilarious and open-minded and good-hearted. Great picks 🙂
Where do I start? I love every single one of your choices! (Especially the Weasleys — and I’d even accept Percy if I had to!). 🙂 Great list.
Neville was definitely one of my favorite characters in HP! Love Cinna and Mr. Bennet, too!
I couldn’t resist creating a 100% HP list, but before I did, I wanted to include Minnie from The Help! Didn’t even think of Celia, but she is such a great character, as well! Really enjoyed your list — these are all some of my favorites!
Great list! I agree with you on Ceila Foote 🙂
Cinna and Mr. Bennett are GREAT picks. Now that you mention it, Cinna is probably my favorite secondary character in THG.
And Lenny Kravitz was a delight!
Excellent list! I love secondary characters, and could have gone on and on forever in this week’s TTT!
My love for secondary characters have led me to participate in a weekly meme called Sidekick Showcase, you should check it out 🙂 Each week we have a theme, and we share some quotes and the reason why we chose the particular character we did.
Have a wonderful Sunday!