Ten Inspirational Males From Literature

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!

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