The 10 Most Divisive Characters in Literary History?
Annotation:Post on TheAtlantic.com Identifying 10 literary characters that some people love, some people hate, some people love to hate, etc.
Annotation:Holden Caulfield: “Either you found him a kindred spirit in your youth and continue to sympathize with him — less blindly, more wistfully — as you age; or else you found him a whiner then and you find him a whiner now.” Austin Allen
Annotation:Our favorite serial killer? While Wall Street psycho Patrick Bateman is unquestionably a villain, the elite lifestyle he details to readers is admired by some.
Annotation:Does Lily Bart bring about her own downfall? Is she a self-involved party girl, a victim of circumstances, or is the answer more complex?
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What do you think? In a March 2012 post on theatlantic.com, these 10 characters were suggested as the most divisive characters in literature, the characters we can't quite make up our minds about. Do you love them or hate them?