Never underestimate the importance of storytelling.
Literature has provided us with some incredible characters over the years; characters who inspire us to better ourselves as individuals.
Male, female, animals, even inanimate objects. Without a doubt, they’re one of the most valuable parts of any story – if you’re not invested in who they are and the decisions they make then it simply won’t work.
The list of characters we deem ‘kick-ass’ is way too long for just one blog post, so we thought we’d start with our top ten favourite male characters first! Even whittling this list down proved quite the task!
1. Harry Potter
Book: Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling
Admirable traits: valiant, loyal, resilient
2. Mr Darcy
Book: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Admirable traits: sincere, liberal-minded, romantic
3. Jean Valjean
Book: Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Admirable traits: charitable, righteous, caring
4. Albus Dumbledore
Book: Harry Potter – J.K Rowling
Admirable traits: wise, generous, selfless
5. Sherlock Holmes
Book: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
Admirable traits: intelligent, determined, passionate
6. Peter Pan
Book: Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
Admirable traits: adventurous, brave, free-spirited
7. James Bond
Book: James Bond Series – Ian Fleming
Admirable traits: charismatic, smart, level-headed
8. Mr Knightley
Book: Emma by Jane Austen
Admirable traits: self-sacrificing, generous, honourable
9. Atticus Finch
Book: To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Admirable traits: headstrong, clever, dignified
10. Samwise Gamgee
Book: Lord Of The Rings – JRR Tolkien
Admirable traits: supportive, reliable, courageous
There you have it. I would love to know your thoughts. Do you agree with my list? Is there anybody you would add or is there anybody who you would definitely take off? Share your ideas below!