Monday, January 28, 2013

Top Ten Characters Who Frustrate Me




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Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever

Some of these characters who frustrate me are ones I still love, and others are ones I just hate. Without further ado, here we go:


1. Scarlett O'Hara from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind- She had Rhett Butler and she was an idiot. Seriously, you don't let a rogue like Rhett go. Why on earth would you like Ashely over Rhett?

2. Count Vronsky from Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina-I can sympathize with Anna Karenina, but the Count just bugged me so badly. Seriously, he was just slimy.

3. Everybody from Gustave Flaubert's Madam Bovary-Seriously, all of the characters in this novel drove me batty. They were all so stupid. The novel was a watered-down version of Anna Karenina and they all drove me nuts.

4. Percy Weasley from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter-Everybody else was willing to admit that Voldemort was alive and when presented with the truth changed. Percy was just so stupid. He frustrated me. 

5.Edward, Bella, and Jacob from Stephanie Meyers' Twilight-I still give the series an average 3 star rating, meaning I didn't hate the series, but I didn't like it either. So I'm not in the "I-hate-Twilight" or the "I-love-Twilight" club. I'm apathetic about it, but I do hate the characters. Edward is manipulative and whiny. Jacob is immature and manipulative. And Bella is just so whiny. 

6. Hannah from Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why-I love this book. I just hate that Hannah committed suicide. I know she had a lot to overcome, but she should have gone to Clay. It just frustrates me she had to die. 

7. Every character in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights-I love the novel, but every single character is just so insanely frustrating. Ah Catherine and Heathcliff way to ruin your happiness.

8. Romeo from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet-I just have issues with his character. You were in love and then saw Juliet and when forget about that. Let's get married and then kill each other. It's beautiful; it just drives me nuts. 

9. Othello from William Shakespeare's Othello-Seriously, you were married to Desdemona, a pure character, and then you let your jealously drive you to murder her. Idiot. 

10. Anna Karenina from Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina-I love her, but she is so frustrating. I can't hate her but I can't love her. She frustrates me

That's all for me. Which book did you pick this week. Please comment and leave your link. I check out every single link and respond" to every comment. :)

Love,
Danica Page

76 comments:

  1. Great list! I too share the Twilight hate over at my list.

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  2. I agree with every single one of these (except for Hannah, because I haven't read Thirteen Reasons Why). Awesome list. I, along with everyone else, had a whole lot of Twilight hate going on. It's kind of fun to see. My TTT

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    1. You should read that one. I was surprised by how much I loved it. and yep a lot of Twilight hate going around today. Thanks for sharing your link and for stopping by.

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  3. Everytime I read Romeo and Juliet the only thing I can think is thank goodness they didn't reproduce. I do like the supporting cast.

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    1. Haha! Didn't think of that, definitely true. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Interesting list. While I haven't read the books I do see Bella Swan and Scarlet O'Hara listed on quite a few lists today. Makes me think it's best to continue avoiding those books.

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    1. Just because I find Scarlet frustrating doesn't mean I don't love the story. That's partly why I do love it actually. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. So many great ones on this list! I forgot about how annoying Percy was in HP. I'm by no means a fan of Vronsky, but between the two, I hated Anna way more. I love Wuthering Heights but I always have to shake my head at how the characters in that book pass around the blame. There are literally multiple sentences that begin with: It is not me that does that, but you... and I'm like, Really? Anyway, great list!
    My TTT. Happy Tuesday! :D

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    1. Really interesting. Vronsky annoyed me more than Anna. So true about Wuthering Heights. Percy is definitely annoying. Thanks for your comment.

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  7. I put Scarlett as my number 1 as well. She drove me nuts! Hannah is also a good choice... I almost put her too because I just wanted to sit her down and tell her that it will be ok and guys are idiots.

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    1. Yes, Scarlett can drive anybody insane and yes Hannah, poor Hannah I wanted to sit her down too. Thanks for commenting.

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  8. By the end of Anna Karenina, I agree re: Vronsky =S And ditto with all of the characters from Wuthering Heights; I only mentioned Catherine because she bugged me the most but almost all of the main characters in that book was just x_x And people find it romantic? O_o

    Here's my list of 10 irritating/frustrating characters =)

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  9. Percy Weasley made my list as well, though now that I think about it, there's really not a shortage of annoying characters in Harry Potter: Umbridge, Rita Skeeter, etc.

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    1. I hadn't thought of Rita or Umbridge. What was I thinking? You're right. There definitely are several frustrating characters. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Great list. I agree that Percy is so annoying.

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  11. I agree about Wuthering Heights. Also, Twilight. Ugh.

    http://loniseye.blogspot.ca/2013/01/ahh-top-ten-most-frustrating-characters.html

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    1. Thanks for leaving your link and I'm glad we're on the same page. I still love Wuthering Heights, but the characters drive me batty.

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  12. Wow, you don't really like classic characters. And I most hate classic characters too, because I agree with most of your list.
    Old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-ten-tuesday-7.html

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    1. Oh no I love them. They just frustrate me. :) Thanks for being an old follower. That makes me day too.

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  13. Yeah, Percy Weasley is totally annoying. Thank goodness he isn't my brother!

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    1. Haha! I feel the same way. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Percy! I totally blocked that ass out of my head...
    And yes, Twilight, I totally forgot about that fiasco as well. Another blocked memory I guess. :D
    Great list.
    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you agreed with my pick of Percy. I understand blocked memories when it comes to frustrating characters; I had a few of those too.

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  15. So many I agree with here! Yes, Percy Weasley, what is wrong with him?? And everyone in Twilight, and Cathy and Heathcliffe, yes! Great list :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten post!

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    1. I'm so glad you agree with me and yes Percy is definitely messed up.

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  16. Hannah in Thirteen Reasons Why bothered me so much! I should have included her in my list. She could have tried to much harder to solve her issues. It didn't have to end like that.

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not alone on that one. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Totally agree about The Wuthering Heights cast. Love the book but it does frustrate me!

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    1. I also love the book, but the characters drive me batty. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Awesome classic lit list! Wuthering Heights' Heathcliff and Cathy made my list as well:)

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Wuthering Heights' cast is insane.

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  19. ooh, I hate Wuthering Heights, too. I don't see how this is such a beloved book. and percy weasley is a good choice too. I did my whole list with HP characters. ~daphne

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    1. I don't have Wuthering Heights. I just hate the characters. A list full of HP characters, that sounds awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Thanks for commenting on my post! I totally forgot about Percy Weasley but he's almost implied, I think. He is sort of the biggest punchable character in those books.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you agreed with me about Percy.

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  21. Percy...that is a good one. Who could forget him?

    Thanks for stopping by my list!

    Kay @ It's a Book Life

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    1. I had a few of those. I thought about a few people I forgot after the fact though.

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  22. Scarlett could have used your advice. Nice list :)

    New follower. Here is my TTT

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    1. Thanks for the follow. It's insane how much Scarlett's personality draws me in, but frustrates me.

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  23. Percy annoys me too! But I feel like he represents those people who deny the truth even when it's right in front of their face!

    Unfortunately, my classic reading is minimal, so I have not read any of the other works you refer to. But I will be rectifying that!

    Thanks for stoppin' by!

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    1. I do feel like he is an important character. He just drives me nuts. Thanks for stopping by and I love classics. I'd actually recommend several of these even if they do have characters who frustrate me. :)

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  24. Yeah, Othello is quite the infuriating character. I mean, Iago is really slimy and evil, but Othello should have had more faith in his wife! He was pretty quick to start doubting her and it was all downhill from there.

    Also, a big YES to the characters from Wuthering Heights. Although I'm afraid the insufferable characters meant that I just couldn't like the story as a whole (it seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of book!)

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    1. Thank you that's exactly what I think. Iago is slimy but he's just annoying. Othello should have been more faithful.

      Thanks for commenting and yes it does seem to be a "you-either-love-it-or-hate-it kind of book."

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  25. Thanks for stopping by! Poor Percy. It must have been so hard being the only Weasley with a stick up his *ahem*

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    1. Haha...yes it must have been very difficult for him. Your comment made me smile so thanks for that.

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  26. Haha, I definitely agree about Wuthering Heights. One of my favorite books ever, but seriously, every single character is so frustrating! Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and yes I also love WH, but I hate all the characters too.

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  27. You have an awesome list, so many classics! I love you blog design too! It's very cute. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm not even going to say how long it took me to design this blog. :) But I'm glad you like it cuz I do too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. We have so many similarities here haha. Similar minds, I guess. I love how you've included so many classics! I really do need to get around to reading some like Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary. I loved Wuthering Heights, but I will agree that the characters are all pretty messed up and frustrating.

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    1. I'm glad we had several ones in common. I definitely recommend Anna Karenina. I personally hated Madame Bovary, but most people seem to like it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. Great list! Awesome classics! Thanks for stopping by my list!

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  30. Ooooh, Othello, great choice! (I can't believe I forgot him!)

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    1. I had a few "oh-how-did-I-forget-that-person moments too." Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Percy Weasley was really kind of snobbish, stubborn and annoying, but I'm glad he changed in the end. Besides, I loved the Harry Potter books so much, even Dolores Umbridge didn't change that! :)

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    1. I love HP, but Umbridge and Weasley did annoy me. I think that's why I like HP so much she had so many annoying characters.

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  32. Holy oh my classics! I haven't read a lot of these, but I definitely agree with Percy Weasly! He drove me insane!!!!!

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    1. Thanks for commenting and yes I love the classics. And yes Weasly is annoying.

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  33. Ugh, how can you love Wuthering Heights. Though the rest of your list is compatible with mine, your love of Wuthering Heights might just keep us from becoming friends. I loooooathe that book.

    Lindsey from Babies, Books, and Beyond

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    1. I just love the language it's beautifully written. And i hope we can still be friends. :)

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  34. I only made it a couple of chapters into Gone With the Wind before I realised I couldn't stand Scarlett. Gah, she did frustrate me!

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    1. Yeah, but how brilliant was Mitchell to write a character that is so loathable. Thanks for stopping by.

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  35. Percy and Othello! YES! Oh man! I didn't even think to put them on my list!

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    1. I had quite a few of those moments too. Everybody had such great lists. Thanks for stopping by.

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  36. A lot of Shakespeare characters frustrate me, mainly in his tragedies. But Romeo and Juliet were the worst. Romeo for the same reasons you listed and Juliet for killing herself because Romeo was dead. It also frustrates me that the story keeps being mistaken for the greatest love story ever. >_<

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    1. I know Shakespearian characters are often infuriating; I think it was part of his MO. I share your frustrations. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Oh, Percy, how I wanted to strangle you! And I wholeheartedly agree with Wuthering Heights, the characters are compelling, but not likable.

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    1. Definitely agree. Percy was such a pratt, and Wuthering Heights. Yikes!

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