May 10, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Jerks in Literature

Top Ten Jerks In Literature

These men are all creepers and jerkwads in their own ways. They aren’t meanies on everyone’s list, but in my opinion they just suck. One or two may redeem themselves later, but it doesn't stop them from being jerks at the beginning. So enjoy hating all these men with me if you can!

01. George Wickham – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
When you don’t know that he’s an asshat until the end makes him the worst! He uses a child to get rich since he is bitter about his childhood. Sick!

02. Roger Chillingworth – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The estranged husband of Hester Prynne deserves this title. He never paid attention to Hester while they were married, and afterward he desires to do harm. He is the epitome of evil.

03. Holden Caufield – The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
He’s mopes and whines. He acts out like a child, so much so he gets kicked out of school. His droning was enough to keep me from ever completely finishing this book.

04. Derrock – Fever series/Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning
Ugh, what a creep. He has always been “bad” since the Highlander series, but he starts to eat Unseelie and becomes even more evil. He’s a user, abuser, and a big fat jerk.

05. Mr. Rochester – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I never thought this man had any redeeming qualities whatsoever. Not once did I see what Jane sees in him! He is arrogant, he hates children, and he had no patience. Blah.

06. Prince Humperdinck – The Princess Bride by William Goldman
How do you steal a woman who is truly in love with someone else? How do you act like such an egotistical prick? Man, I couldn’t stand this guy! But he made for a good laugh, that’s for sure.

07. Tucker Max – I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max
I know, he is not a fictional character, but he wrote a book about himself and he’s a complete tool. What a giant douche. Again, it was funny, but I’m VERY glad to not be one of those girls.

08. Roman – Succubus series by Richelle Mead
He is the only one on the list that readers can learn to love. At first, though, he’s a giant jackass. It sneaks up on you, though. Either way, he’s still a jerk.

09. Uncle Al/August – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Uncle Al red lights circus folk by throwing them off the train while it’s moving. August is violent to the animals and crew. This book had double the jerks.

10. Alex Rivers – Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
A gigantic creep in the form of a movie star wife-beater, this one. Promises are made and broken, and Cassie puts up with it. I won’t spoil the end for you though ;o)

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  1. I agree with you on Prince Humperdink from Princess Bride but disagree with you on Holden from Catcher in the Rye..I don't if it was just because I could relate to him in ways or because I just don't think he was trying to be a jerk. With Humperdink he wanted to be the jerk.

  2. Yeah? I couldn't get into Catcher in the Rye. I couldn't relate, I guess and I got kind of sick of it. I'm glad you like it though. Lots of people do!! :o)

    Humperdinck.. yes, he's just mean!

    Thanks for visiting :o)

  3. I loved Catcher in the Rye - but it's funny to see Holden named as a villain. I read another list recently where a book blogger didn't think much of Mr Rochester, either. I think it would be very hard to find a woman to fall in love with him these days - he belongs in the past.

  4. Like I said above, I wasn't a fan of Catcher in the Rye. And Mr. Rochester DOES belong in the past. That's definitely the best way to put it!


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