Top 5 Wednesday time! This week’s topic: Favorite Villains! We’ve been asked not to use Harry Potter characters for this one!
Nils Bjurman from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: He is the legal guardian of Salander (the main character) and he is awful. The. Worst. I specifically waited to watch the U.S. version of the movie until it was released on DVD so I could fast forward past his main scene. Reading it was hard enough.
Kevin from We Need to Talk About Kevin: Without going into too much detail, he is responsible for a massacre at his high school. The book itself is actually pretty interesting, especially Kevin’s mother.
Humbert Humbert from Lolita: For obvious reasons.
Aaron from Titus Andronicus: I read this in college and it’s considered to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy. It is insanely violent and has plenty of characters that I would consider villainous but Aaron stands out the most to me. Hands down the most violent Shakespeare play I’ve ever read.
And because women can be villains too – Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She is one cold hearted woman.
Who are some of your favorite villains? Leave a link to your T5W in the comments below!