Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Top 5 Tuesday - Top 5… Fave Characters A-E

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that explores different topics. Originally created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, it is now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads. For a list of September topics you can click here. To participate, link your post back to Meeghan's blog or leave a comment on her weekly post.

Top 5… Fave Characters A-E

This may be a bit of a challenge for me since I don't always remember character names unless I love, love, love them. Let's see how I do.

Anne with an E is one of my favorite all-time characters. Brought to Green Gables by accident, her impulsive nature and huge imagination gain her the favor of just about everyone in Avonlea. 

Beulah is an outspoken freed black woman who tests everything main character Reed Jackson believes as a man who grew up in the South. Reed has returned to his family's plantation in a wheelchair after the Civil War. When his father deems him unfit to run the plantation, Reed moves west to Fenton, Missouri, where he meets Belle Richards and Beulah. His life will never be the same.

Cedric Diggory is hard not to like. Sorted into Hufflepuff House, he went on to become a prefect and captained the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. He competed against Harry in the Triwizard Tournament. Ultimately, he is murdered. His tragic death, however, inspired the students of Hogwarts to rebel against Dolores Umbridge.

Dorothy lives a simple life with her dog Toto on her aunt and uncle's farm. This young girl finds herself and her canine companion in the land of the Munchkins when a tornado tosses her house up in the air and it lands on the Wicked Witch of the West. Along the way to finding the Wizard of Oz, and hopefully her way back home, she inspires her new friends to follow their own dreams.

I almost left this one for later in the alphabet, but it's my favorite Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is the miserly, grumpy, nasty businessman featured in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. His transformation after the visit from the ghost of his former business partner and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future is nothing short of a Christmas miracle. I watch the Patrick Stewart version of this story every year.

So, what are some of your favorite book characters from A - E? Do we share any of the same ones?


Meeghan reads said...

Oh, I LOVE this!! So many amazing classic characters. Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the best. I love his redemption arc!!

Beware Of The Reader said...

Cedric Diggory ...sigh! ;-))))

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting, Meeghan and Beware of the Reader. Just watched Harry Potter today. Cedric :(

ThePunkTheory said...

I love that you picked Anne! I've never read the books but there was a TV show I was obsessed with when I was a kid.

Ketutar said...

Yes, who doesn't like Cedric, he's like the all around nice guy who's friends with everyone because he genuinely likes everyone, so that even when one might hate his good looks and brilliance in everything he does, one wouldn't hate him. :-D
I think Gansey in Raven Boys was kind of supposed to be like that :-)
And Anne is basically every writer girl's alter ego :-D She and Jo from Little Women :-) She's one of my favorite characters as well.