The title makes me seem like a horrible person with a penchant for violence, but you have to admit there are just certain fictional characters you have an irrational level of disdain for and would have no qualms of wanting to harm because they are just THAT infuriating. Here are just some of the characters in literature that I could not stand and made me seethe with rage every time they appeared in a chapter or on the screen…..
Number One: Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter
This woman is the epitome of vile. If Satan existed in human form, then Umbridge would probably be it. No other character in the Harry Potter series (maybe Bellatrix Lestrange comes close) made me seethe with rage than Professor Umbridge. She is the worst kind of evil, just plain cruel. She’s worst than Lord Voldemort. Umbridge portrays herself to be this nice lady, acting all righteous, but you just never know with her. One minute she will be nice to you, and then all of a sudden she will smile at you, while watching you suffer from a dementor’s kiss. Umbridge, just made my skin crawl. Every time she appeared in a chapter, I wanted to reach through the book and just strangle her. And remember she hates children…..
Number Two: Joffrey Baratheon from The Game of Thrones
Okay I didn’t read the series, but I’ve watched the TV show. And when I do finally read the books, I’m sure I will feel the same in regards to this sadistic murderer. He has absolutely no redeeming qualities. Aside from his penchant for executions and sexual violence, what makes Joffrey worse and infuriating is the fact that he is a coward. He crows about the glory of battle until the time comes to unsheathe swords–he gets scared and hides. Joffrey is an arrogant coward and a ruthless idiot. Thank you GRRM for killing off this sociopathic bastard.
Number Three: Everyone from Wuthering Heights
Not only do I hate this book ,everyone in the book I just could not stand. You just have to read the book to know what I’m talking about. And no–Heathcliff is no “romantic” hero.
Number Four: Bob Ewell from To Kill A Mockingbird
Bob Ewell is that one individual you hate to exist, but unfortunately exists. He is a lowly man and is sickening–physically harms his family. He frames the innocent Tom Robinson for the rape of his daughter (he was the one who actually committed the act) for no reason other than because he was black. A despicable and disgusting excuse of a human being.
Number Five: Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye
Sadly, Holden is the narrator in this book so I had to deal with his whiny and bratty attitude the whole time I was reading. He is not only annoying, he’s also very judgmental–critiquing everyone and claiming to hate people who are insecure, dull, and “phony.” Holden may be one of the most compelling characters in literature, unfortunately I just love to hate him. Holden you are superficial and a phony! You are not evil, so pushing you off a cliff isn’t really ideal. I’d just love to give you a slap in the face–that’s all.
How about you? Are there any fictional characters that you dislike/hate or absolutely just cannot stand? Feel free to comment below.