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What A Character

Write about a literary character who changed you in some way.

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  •  First answer that pops to my head is Veronica from P. Coelho "Veronica decides to die"...She gave me hope when I needed it the most...
    And of course LITTLE PRINCE (Saint-Exupery) - a good and very positive friend for children and adults... :)
  • There are so many literary characters that have affected me during my reading life. A few years ago, I think Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights affected me the most. His passionate cruelty resonated and still resonates within me today. I don't think that anyone has loved or could love anyone more than he loved his Cathy. This deep affection for his greatest love has changed me in a way I can't describe, like underground water eroding the limestone caves of my inner being. But I have to say that the character that has changed me the most would be Sarah Woodruff from The French Lieutenant's Woman. Her deep passion for the things she wanted, namely Charles Smithson and the life he led: she was never a morally good character, because of her self-imposed "shame", and she was never morally bad, as demonstrated in various instances throughout the book, namely the episode with Millie the maid. Even at the end stage of her duplicitousness, she still enticed and was almost as morally grey as you can get. Sarah Woodruff stands as a valuable lesson for me: to learn that, for good or bad, things are not always what they seem, and people are not always what they seem.
  •  Holden Caulfield for Catcher in the Rye

    aswell as

    Susanna Kaysen from Girl inturrupted.

    Oh man, their are so many, the list goes on and on.
  • Литературный герой?М-да...Я попал в тупик...Какой-же герой...Даже не знаю...Вот она,острая нехватка образования и эрудиции...Не поймите меня привратно,но,скорее всего,это кто-либо из Святых апостолов,которые описывали Житие Господа Бога нашего,Иисуса Христа...Нет,нет,нет!!!Я ни в коей мере не сравниваю себя с кем-либо из неих.Об этом даже заикнуться просто не возможно!!!Просто они описывали его Бытие,а я-свое...В голове,у каждого из нас,живут свои химеры.Писатель(человек,который испытывает потребность в писании)-это не профессия.И для этого совсем не надо заканчивать филфак.Зощенко,Достоевский,Булгаков,Солженицин,Шаламов,Кант,Иванов,Задорнов,Жванецкий,Кэррол,Кристи-разве они были писателями по профессии и какой-то определенный персонаж либо типаж понудил их взяться за перо? Скорее всего нет...Нет.Я-не писатель,хотя очень хотел-бы им быть.Алекс Веснин-вот он-Писатель.Придумал целый мир про Роже и не побоялся показать его миру!Я не могу сказать,какой именно персаж побудил меня к графомании...Наверное,это моя химера...Я слишком поздно познакомился с творчеством Варлама Шаламова,Грэма Грина и Джека Лондона...Тогда-бы я точно смог назвать имя персонажа...Я-полный неуч и совсем недалекий человек.Но я учусь... 
  •  the charactor that changed me was definetely pony boy curtis . He really tought me to not be so judgemental or take shit from anyone
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  • Has to be without doubt, and thanks to DH, the wonderfully complicated Severus Snape.

    Regardless of how He felt about both Potter Males and lets not forget how awful James Potter was to Severus, he stood by his love for Lilly and protected Harry as much as he could.

    I don't like the way that JKR finished the Prince's Tale by letting Voldie kill him but I am glad that she showed that all along after the events of Godric's Hollow when Voldie dispenced with the Potters Snape turned to the Light adn showed just how strong he was.

    R.I.P Snape - You beautifully complicated wizard. 

  • That would have been Atticus Finch of American novel, "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee, it was my literature text book when I was 14. The one thing that kept in my mind always was Atticus' principles, especially about being the same person who treated other people the same way, whether it was in public or in private- ie no duality and insincerity/dishonesty. The other being his reminder to his children about what exactly does courage mean: "when you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what..." (I checked that quote out from Wikipedia ).
  •  I'm not sure if I've ever been changed by a character anywhere. Perhaps if I really thought long and hard about it, I would realise that somewhere there was some character. I could say that Light Yagami changed me, but that's far too psychotic and otaku.
    Oh! Inspiration has hit me! Something made me think about Rorschach (I swear I didn't just watch a pen explode in symmetrical ways!) and DR MANHATTAN! came to mind. What's his name? Jon Osterman! His... his brain. The creepy distance he has, and his "future seeing" that is actually seeing the present, but in a different way.... Actually, no, that hasn't changed me; only brought me something to think about.
    No, I change on my own. The life I live affects me, not the things that I read. Although there are things that bring vague ideas into my head, I build on those with my own experiences.
    That is all.
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