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This is my very first Top Ten Tuesday - I've seen others participate and the questions are always so fun and the answers even more surprising that I toss in my hat and am jumping in along with you all!
Top Ten Rebels In Literature (characters or authors) – Those people who stood up for what they believed in despite the cost of doing so.
- Severus Snape (Harry Potter): My ultimate moment with Snape was during the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - that's when I really lost it and started crying. "Albus Severus, you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew."
- Ned Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire): A lot of people have an issue with Ned, saying that he was too stubborn and that it killed him in the end. It takes a lot of strength to never give up what you believe in, and for that I love Ned.
- Cinna (The Hunger Games): Katniss is a badass, but Cinna is such a quiet backbone of this story that I have to speak up for him. I love his character heaps.
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy): Oh, Rose. The girl has snark down as an art and went through so much crap but never gave up.
- Lisbeth Salander (Millenium Series): Lisbeth is superb. We need more Lisbeths in literature
- Tris (Divergent): Choosing to leave your family and having to literally fight to live? You go, Tris.
- Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire): I have a very short list of characters that I'll list as my favorites - Tyrion is very deservedly on that list. He is intelligent (loves to read) and wields sarcasm and wit as his brother does a sword.He's born of an incredibly wealthy and influential family that wants nothing to do with him and for that reason he becomes incredibly self-sufficient. I find myself continually impressed by Tyrion.
- The Lorax/Dr. Seuss (The Lorax): Dr. Seuss is a brilliant, brilliant author and this book/character was no exception. This line alone speaks volumes to the ideas that he was able to so beautifully capture in this books, "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues..."
- Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta): Well, crap. How do you even begin to speak on Moore and his writing? Rorschach? Even if you don't normally read graphic novels, you should try these. Really.
- Elphaba (Wicked): This book + this song (why hello Idina Menzel) is perfection. In all of her good moments, her bad moments - everything.
I have to give up on this post now because I'm singing my heart out along with the Wicked soundtrack. :) (I might have to see it this weekend. Happy birthday to me!)