4 thoughts on “Author/Book Series #13

  1. Jean Valjean is definitely one of my favorite literary protagonists. Hm… I think I’d also have to add Bastien and Atreyu from The Neverending Story, as well. They were favorites of mine, particularly when I was younger. I also really like Nobody Owens from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book!

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  2. One of my favorites is Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (what a name!) from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He is in a sense a villainous protagonist, a narcissist who begins the book by murdering two women. And yet he is also a man consumed with guilt, eventually accepting his punishment and trying to make up for his evil actions. He is an example that a tendency towards doing bad and selfish things is in us all, but hope never dies that we can be truly good people.

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