List Headline Image
Updated by Vaishnavi Kumar on Jan 09, 2018
Headline for Top 10 Influential Male Literary Characters
 REPORT
10 items   3 followers   0 votes   9 views

Top 10 Influential Male Literary Characters

We've swooned over there flawed yet much loved personalities that ironically makes them perfect. Here's a list of some of the most influential men in literature.

1

Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler, fictional character, the rakish third husband of Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind (1936). Though born a Southern gentleman, Butler is alienated from his family and consorts with Northerners during the American Civil War.

2

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby (born James "Jimmy" Gatz) is the title character of the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby. The character, a wealthy man and the owner of a luxurious mansion where extravagant parties

3

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases

4

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean is the protagonist of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables. Hugo depicts the character's 19-year-long struggle to lead a normal life after serving a prison sentence for stealing bread to feed his sister's children during a time of economic depression and various attempts to escape from prison.

5

Fitzwilliam Darcy

Fitzwilliam Darcy

Fitzwilliam Darcy, generally referred to as Mr. Darcy, is one of the two central characters in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. He is an archetype of the aloof romantic hero, and a romantic interest of Elizabeth Bennet, the novel's protagonist.

6

James Bond

James Bond

Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.

7

Edmond Dantès

Edmond Dantès

Edmond Dantès is a title character and the protagonist of Alexandre Dumas, père's 1844 adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Within the story's narrative, Dantès is an intelligent, honest, and loving man who turns bitter and vengeful after he is framed for a crime he did not commit.

8

Prince Hamlet

Prince Hamlet

Hamlet is arguably the greatest dramatic character ever created. From the moment we meet the crestfallen prince we are enraptured by his elegant intensity. Shrouded in his inky cloak, Hamlet is a man of radical contradictions -- he is reckless yet cautious, courteous yet uncivil, tender yet ferocious.

9

Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch

Atticus represents morality and reason in To Kill a Mockingbird. As a character, Atticus is even-handed throughout the story. He is one of the very few characters who never has to rethink his position on an issue.

10

Romeo Montague

Romeo Montague

Romeo Montague is the protagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The son of Montague and his wife, he secretly loves and marries Juliet, a member of the rival House of Capulet.