Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Top 10 Rebels...

Oh wow, top 10 rebels in literature...  the Top Ten Meme by The Broke and the Bookish...  what an exciting list to think of.  I suppose my idea of a rebel who is someone who stands up for what they believe when everyone around them is following a different line...

1.  Harry, Hermione and Ron in J K Rowling's wonderful series.  When everything is against them, they still come back standing up for love, truth and dignity and fighting against evil and brutality.

2.  Lyra in Northern Lights, I just love how this child has the courage of her convictions to stand up against adults and to try to protect and save her friends and later to give up her own happiness to save the worlds.

3.  Mary in The Secret Garden.  She is an unhappy unwanted orphan who through her courage to do what is right, brings happiness back into a house and the lives of its very unhappy occupants.

4.  Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon...  well yes, I suppose I am a child at heart, but it is really cool the way he succeeds in changing his whole village from wanting to kill dragons to actually liking them.  What can I say, I like dragons!

5.  Toad from Wind in the Willows.  I know he is a complete scalliwag and gets everyone into trouble even ends up in jail but at the end of everything, his heart is in the right place.

6.  Anne in Anne of Greengables.  Oh I loved this strong minded girl with her clear views on life.

7.  Salander in the trilogy by Stieg Larsson.  I really enjoyed this wonderful woman.  She is so resilient and when things go wrong has the most amazing computer hacking skills and survival instincts.

8.  Snape in Harry Potter series... Oh I really loathed Snape, he was truly dispicable, and then my feelings for him were turned on their head as I read about his death and heard his story and his life long love for Lily Evans.

9.  Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.  A strong woman who is willing to do just about anything to succeed.

10.  Princess Mononoke in the Studio Ghibli film of the same name...  I know this is slightly rebellious as it is a movie not a book.  But she is truly amazing in her fight for justice and nature.

This was a great list to compile.  


Jenni Elyse said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Harry, Ron, and Hermione are great choices and so is Hiccup! I love How to Train Your Dragon! :)

Anonymous said...

Hiccup!! I love him too. I'm reading HTTYD for the summer reading program at my local library. He is pretty awesome.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Hiccup. I was rooting for him the whole time! :D

LBC said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I definitely agree with Lisbeth Salander. She is tough.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I LOVE your inclusion of Toad, I can't believe I forgot about him. Such a delightful character to read.

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