Who would you put?

Who would you put?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ferdinand Bardamu

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lear
    Lear’s fool
    Edmund
    Edgar
    Kent

    Mercutio
    The Nurse

    Hal
    Falstaff
    Hotspur

    Macbeth
    Lady Macbeth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Lear
      >Jo Biden ancient England edition

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wanda von Donajew
        Countess d'Courcy
        Lady Arabella Gresham d'Courcy
        Agamemnon
        Aphrodite (Iliad)
        Mr. Darcy
        Fool (Lear)
        Bottom (AMND)
        the pigs from the oats meme

        Are you literally moronic? They have nothing in common.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anse Bundren

    Thomas Sutpen

    Flem Snopes

    Quentin Compson
    Jason Compson
    Dilsey

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why specifically anse out of everyone? he is a great character i think i would have to pick cash though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not them but I love Anse because I find him hilarious.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >why specifically anse

        Anse is a Mississippi sharecropper who believes if he sweats he will die. Therefore he avoids doing any work for his entire life. Yet still has a wife and children. His balls must be so enormous that he needs a wheelbarrow to carry them around

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apropos Michel and Bruno, I don’t think they were great characters. I’ve only read Atomised, Submission, and the Possibility of an Island from Houellebecq’s works and in all three the main characters were completely passive cardboard cutouts; there was nothing to differentiate them by. I didn’t feel like I ‘knew’ them. I think this is fine, I liked the books anyway. I’m reading Platform next, anything I should look out for?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed. Houellebecq is incredibly overrated on here.

      Emma Bovary
      Quentin Compson

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Houellebecq is incredibly overrated on here
        Perhaps because of his status as one of the only truly transgressive authors in contemporary literature. However I don’t think he would rate highly among the greats of literature, even French literature. Céline blows him out of the water.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blangis, Curval, Durcet, Dolmancé, Noirceuil, Saint-Fond, Minski, Valcour

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ignatius J. Reilly
    confederacy of dunces

    Cornelius Suttree
    Suttree

    Harry Flashman
    flashman papers

    bill Sikes
    artful dodger
    Oliver Twist

    Diogenes Teufelsdrockh
    Sartor Resartus

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People under appreciate John Joel Glanton for some reason

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love BM but I didn't really find Glanton interesting

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the underground man

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don Quixote

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kiyoaki Matsugae

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fricking true, ive never been more frustrated and annoyed with a character while also loving them and seeing myself in them
      i read runaway horses and its a great book too but i feel like isao just does not have the same depth and the connections back to kiyo's character were my favorite parts like when his dream became real in the field

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any of Wagner's characters, in particular Kundry.

    >Weininger called Wagner 'the greatest man since Christ’s time', claimed ‘[U]nmistakeably the shadow of Ahasverus also falls on his Kundry, the most profound female figure in all art’, and crowns Parsifal ‘the deepest poetry in world literature’.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >whiny emo b***h Holden Caulfield is included
    >Ignatius Reilly isn't

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never said they were great

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Confederacy of Dunces

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Humbert Humbert

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Billy Pilgrim
    Slaughterhouse Five

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand why men like scarlett, you see what rhett went through and still think you an average chud would be able to change her, melanie is a more compelling character, there are too many scarletts in the world and not enough melanies

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2666's Archimboldi

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Des Esseintes

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stephen Dedalus
    Leopold Bloom

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    William Lee

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nostromo

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cyrano

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He rapes his sister, Phoebe.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pericles

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tyrone Slothrop

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Edmond mothafrickin Dantes, the most galaxy-brained gigachad in IQfy. Find a single flaw.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      didn't force his ex to watch him bang his hot greek daughter-slave-wife

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dobby the elf

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymouṡ

    Who are the most widely-known characters from literature, simply measured by how many people on earth recognize their names?

    Suggestions for the top dozen:

    Hamlet
    Sherlock Holmes
    Romeo & Juliet
    Dracula
    Falstaff
    Don Quixote
    James Bond
    Robinson Crusoe
    Moby Dick
    Peter Pan
    Long John Silver
    Oliver Twist

    * I'm trying to limit it to characters entirely invented in a single known work, so nothing mythical, legendary, historical (no King Arthur, no Robin Hood, no Hercules, no Bible characters, etc).

    * Modern stuff isn't worth considering because we don't know whether it will last. Harry Potter might be popular now but I doubt he'll be around in fifty years' time. (If I had to put my money on any recent character surviving it would probably be Hannibal Lecter.)

    * R&J count as one since they're always spoken of as a pair.

    * If you don't think Moby Dick is a character, maybe have Huckleberry Finn instead. (I don't think Captain Ahab makes the cut.)

    * Is Juliet really the only female?

    * Is Cervantes really the only non-Anglophone-author? (I bet if the French compiled this list it would look very different.)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >* Is Juliet really the only female?
      Alice from Alice in Wonderland

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Harry Potter might be popular now but I doubt he'll be around in fifty years' time
      You have to take into account that we live in hyper financialized and totally capital captured times. Harry Potter will be popular in 50 years time because they will be doing the 3rd reboot based solely on his name recognition. Creativity is dead and buried and now all we are likely to ever get are rehashes reboots and retools. Also, if you're going based on popularity, Christian Grey already makes the list since Fifty Shades of Grey is literally the fastest selling book of all time, surpassing even the work it was based on, being Twilight (which you could also make a case for Bella or Edward). I suspect you give added weight to characters who have merely survived for a long time, and discount newer characters, even though new characters have a VASTLY larger audience to reach if they become popular now versus a character that was popular in literary circles when those circles amounted to a tiny number of people comparatively. Curious what you think of Frodo, Gandalf, or Gollum as they benefited from the books being popular for a long time and also the huge success of the movies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Had no idea who Long John Silver and Falstaff are, had to look them up. Add Achilles, Odysseus/Ulysses, Sancho Panza, Anna Karenina and Faust. Maybe Edmond Dantes. King Lear and Macbeth if you want more Shakespeare.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Harry Potter might be popular now but I doubt he'll be around in fifty years' time
      You have to take into account that we live in hyper financialized and totally capital captured times. Harry Potter will be popular in 50 years time because they will be doing the 3rd reboot based solely on his name recognition. Creativity is dead and buried and now all we are likely to ever get are rehashes reboots and retools. Also, if you're going based on popularity, Christian Grey already makes the list since Fifty Shades of Grey is literally the fastest selling book of all time, surpassing even the work it was based on, being Twilight (which you could also make a case for Bella or Edward). I suspect you give added weight to characters who have merely survived for a long time, and discount newer characters, even though new characters have a VASTLY larger audience to reach if they become popular now versus a character that was popular in literary circles when those circles amounted to a tiny number of people comparatively. Curious what you think of Frodo, Gandalf, or Gollum as they benefited from the books being popular for a long time and also the huge success of the movies.

      Plus, if you're just going on popularity, many comic book characters like Iron Man, Bat Man, and Superman would have to be included since they have been dominant in culture for a long time and have enjoyed HUGE recent success too

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also also, would Santa Claus count? Pretty sure he would annihilate any character on your list. What about Darth Vader? See, as soon as you ask for popularity, you'll get mainstream stuff. If you mean classic literary characters you'll have to add more limiting criteria

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sonya (W&P). Tolstoy's best girl. Honestly you could name several Tolstoy characters. Vronsky and Anna of course.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jokanaan
    Carmilla
    Pnin
    Naoko

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Naoko
      Which novel?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frankenstein’s monster

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tomcat Murr (E.T.A Hoffmann)
    Alceste (Moliere)
    Sylvester Bonnard (Anatole France)
    Uncle Toby from Tristram Shandy
    Bernard form The Counterfeiters (Gide)
    Simon from Lord of the Flies
    William Stoner

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Leopold Bloom
    Tyrone Slothrop
    Dr. Matthew O'Connor & Robin Vote (Nightwood)
    Manfred
    Maldoror
    Zarathustra (Nietzsche)
    Charles Swann
    Janey Smith (Acker, B&G)
    The Underground Man
    Bron (Triton)
    Maria Zoraida
    Nick Adams (Hemingway)
    Nikolai Apollonovich
    Milly Theale & Merton Densher (James)
    Indian Girl (Zitkala-Sa)
    Orpheus
    Oedipa Maas
    G.H. (Lispector)

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Loki
    >One of these things is not like the others...

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know doesto's on there twice already but Stavrogin. there should also be a Willa Cather character, maybe Ántonia, Schimerda, Pnin of Pnin, and lastly, Swede Levov from American pastoral

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heathcliff

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Marco Polo - Invisible Cities

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course IQfy would love faust, massive virgin who can only score by having the devil as his wingman

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Lady Macbeth and King Lear but no Falstaff or Hamlet
    Whoever made this was moronic.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mizoguchi and Kashiwagi from Temple of the Golden Pavillion
    Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov and Nozdryov from Dead Souls

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Clause and Lucas(Notebook trilogy)
    Erika Kohut(The Piano Teacher)
    Prince Andrei
    Genji
    Ulrich(The Man without Qualities)
    Miss Havisham
    Juan Preciado
    Nikolai Apollonovich Ableukhov and Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov(Petersburg)
    Howard Roark(The Fountainhead)
    Hal Incandenza, Don Gately
    Miss Vera Cartwheel

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