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Top 10 Influential Female Literary Characters

Literature has given us some really badass women to look up to. Here's a list of some of the most influential female literary characters in the fictional world.

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Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger

Hermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She first appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts.

2

Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She is often referred to as Eliza or Lizzy by her friends and family. Elizabeth is the second child in a family of five daughters.

3

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

The novel's protagonist, second wife of Edward Rochester, and title character. Orphaned as a baby, she struggles through her nearly loveless childhood and becomes governess at Thornfield Hall.

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Arya Stark

Arya Stark

The younger of the Stark daughters, Arya has put her survival skills to use as she continues to evade the Lannister forces that seek her. En route to the Twins in search of her mother and brother, she arrived at the castle after the Red Wedding.

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Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch

Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch

The narrator and protagonist of the story. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch lives with her father, Atticus, her brother, Jem, and their black cook, Calpurnia, in Maycomb. She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy. Scout has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community.

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Natasha Rostova

Natasha Rostova

Countess Natalya "Natasha" Ilyinichna Rostova is a central fictional character in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace. She is the daughter of Ilya Rostov, a loving and generous nobleman.

7

Éowyn

Éowyn

Éowyn is a fictional character in Tolkien's legendarium who appears in his most famous work, The Lord of the Rings. She is a noblewoman of Rohan who is described as a shieldmaiden

8

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

9

Alice

Alice

Alice is a fictional character and protagonist of Lewis Carroll's children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.

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Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.