So this is a blog-thing from The Broke & the Bookish. It should be on Tuesday, but I'm slow, and I will try to do one once a week, although whenever I say something like this I flake out instantly. But I will try. Here we go: Top ten most frustrating characters. Enjoy.
1. Holden Caulfield – Catcher in the rye
Yeah, Catcher in the Rye is a classic, and I’m sure for some people it’s
the bee’s knees. I think there was too much hype and I might have to reread it,
but I found Holden Caulfield so annoying. He’s whiny, he walks around
complaining and he just really bugged me.
2 and 3. Jace and Clary – The Mortal Instruments
Yeah, Jace is a show-off, and he is arrogant and he is way too cocky and
reckless. Clary is whiny, she’s got the delightful idea in her head that she
needs to save everyone, her mom tells her not to go home and she goes home. I
think I dislike them a bit because I didn’t much like the books. I’m still going
to see the movie, because consistency is stupid, also I love watching crappy
earnest movies. I just, the concept is actually pretty good, and I feel like
Clary and Jace, and for that matter Simon and Alec and Isabelle, are the most
annoying characters in the world. I kind of like Hodge and I like the concept
of Valentine, cause even though he seems like a prick he seems interesting.
4. Pudge – Looking for Alaska
Don’t get me wrong, I like the book. I like the character, so I’m
frustrated in a good way. He just, it bugs me that he sort of thinks he
deserves someone’s love. It bugs me that he thinks Alaska should love him even
though she has a boyfriend. I like how Pudge grows and he becomes better, in
the beginning though, annoyed.
5. Jon Snow (early) – Song of ice and fire
Again, I like the books, and I like Jon Snow. I find him frustrating
because he is a whiny little shit in the beginning. He is a bastard, and yes
his stepmother isn’t particularly nice to him, and Jon tries to be a good
brother and he doesn’t go out for his brother’s seat. But whenever he is called
a bastard he flies into a rage, he sulks and pouts and he knows how skilled he
is and he thinks he deserves things that he hasn’t worked for. Jon grows a lot,
in the beginning being a bastard is the only way he defines himself and he
thinks that what people think about bastards is the right way, and meeting
Ygritte and the other wildlings is a big boost for how he views bastards.
Because they aren’t different, it’s just how society sees them. And I love Jon,
but in the beginning, good lord.
6 and 7. Romeo and Juliet – Romeo and Juliet
So, I’m too cynical to read this book. I realize it’s the biggest
love-story ever or whatever, but both the main characters are the most
aggravating people I’ve ever read. Good God. Everything is a tragedy, and I
just sat there thinking: ‘Would you calm the fuck down and think for a second?
It’s going to be fine if we just think a little and take some time.’ They
complain and whine and roll around on the floor pounding their fists on the
floor because they don’t get their way. Oh my God I was annoyed. And the play
is well written and it’s beautiful, I just think I’m too cynical. I like the
movie adaptation with DiCaprio and Danes, I think it’s beautiful and it feels
natural and the tragedy seems sort of plausible there. Reading it though.
8. Jacob Black – Twilight series
Jacob starts off as a very likable guy in the first Twilight book. He’s
sweet, he obviously has a crush on Bella and he seems like a healthier person
to be around than Edward. When he figures out what Edward is and he goes all
werewolf though, he turns into this possessive douchebag. He seems to think he
deserves Bella’s affection even though she makes it clear they’re just friends
and she loves Edward. He forces himself on her and he tries protecting her from
things she doesn’t need or want protection from. I think that if Jake had been
a slightly more decent guy and Bella had chosen him it would have been a
healthier relationship, but the way he’s written, meh. He has such potential to
be a nice guy.
9. Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter series
I love the Harry Potter books, a lot. I’ve read them fourteen thousand
times. I love them. Draco doesn’t even frustrate me because he is the bad guy.
It annoys me that he continues to make bad choices. He is a brat, a lot of it isn’t
really his fault, it’s the way he was raised, but whenever Harry, or someone
else, reaches out to him he is willing to take their help and then just spins
around and goes back to his shitty ways. He is a coward, and he hides behind
his big, bulky friends. Harry saves his life again and again and Draco just
keeps doing his Draco-thing. Whenever we get to hear/see/read his feelings we
find out that he is scared and angry and he doesn’t necessarily want to do what
he is made to do. Oh My God. I just want him to make a good choice once. Just
show some compassion, try to be your own man, don’t do everything your dad
wants you asshat.
10. Bella Swan – Twilight series
Good God Bella will you for once in your goddamn life make good life
choices? Will you stop being with people who hurt you and do lame sad pretty
boy things? And also, you’re friends with seven vampires, when one vampire
calls you and tells you he has your mom you tell the other vampires. There are
SEVEN of them, they can outsmart one jackass. It’s like the people in TV-shows
or movies who don’t call the cops because the bad-guy told them not to. They’re
professionals, they will outsmart the badguy, oh lord! Rant over.