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10 of the Most Memorable Fictional Characters of All Time

Alice par John Tenniel_

Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
Alice is probably one of the best known fictional characters to both readers and non-readers alike. Her stories have been read and even adapted into films that reached to millions of readers and moviegoers worldwide. She epitomizes someone who is ready for an adventure and will to explore new things thanks to her wonderful imagination.

Anne (Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery)
Passionate is one of the top things that come to mind that best describes Anne of Green Gables. The red-haired orphan is lovable for her unique character and approach to life.

Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
Defending a black man accused of committing a crime in segregated Alabama makes Atticus Finch a remarkable fictional figure and a hero.

Don Quixote (Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes)
Don Quixote is fictional character on a quest to restore chivalry. Together with his trusted companion Sancho Panza, they travel throughout Spain and encounters different situations that make for quite an interesting tale.

Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings is teeming with interesting and memorable figures. But Gandalf easily stands out as a powerful white wizard who was not above making mistakes. Benevolent and wise, Gandalf was one of the greatest heroes in this epic tale.

Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal Lecter series by Thomas Harris)
Dr. Hannibal Lecter is both a disturbing yet fascinating character. He is a cannibalistic serial killer with a taste for the finer things in life. Highly educated and brilliant in his own way, he is one killer that you will never want to come across in real life.

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)
Hermione Granger is not only smart. She is also brave and capable of coming up with plans and practical solutions when needed.

Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
A sense of adventure is one of the lasting legacies of Huckleberry Finn. He is one of the literary figures who has brought readers along in his various adventures across the Mississippi

Sherlock Holmes (A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Intelligent, logical, observant, and witty are just some of the things that make Sherlock Holmes a great detective. He is not without flaws, but it is the interesting mix of brilliance and weirdness that make him such a cool character.

The Little Prince (The Little Prince)
The wisdom of the Little Prince is something that has touched the heart of many readers across generations. His wanderings and musings led to some thought-provoking and inspiring takeaways.