Most of us are in love with some fictional characters who represent our personality or our own stories. We may resonate with them, with their feelings and experiences. Some of the most popular fictional characters were created by the most brilliant minds of the past. Many of them took piano lessons in Dallas and as a result created some of the best classics of all time. Here are the 8 most famous fictional characters you probably know:
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein paved the way to a monster, perhaps one of the first experiences of readers to horror and suspense. Despite the advancement in modern medicine and physics, and the dawn of the internet age, Dr. Frankenstein could not perfect his creation, which later on ruined his life. Dr. Frankenstein learned never to challenge the laws of nature.
Big brother was a fictional character in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four which holds power and authority of the people. In his novel, Orwell emphasized that the citizens were under surveillance by authorities, thus people are constantly reminded that “Big brother is watching you”. The term has gained popularity and commonly regarded as a synonym of abuse of power.
Romeo and Juliet
Perhaps no one in this world never knew Romeo and Juliet, the famous “star-crossed lovers” who died out of true love. The two characters were brought to movies, songs, and theatrical plays. They have also been the language for lovers.
Ever heard of Ebenezer Scrooge? He is the fictional character of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. He is a cruel, greedy and cold-heart miser who hates Christmas. His last name was even translated in the dictionary for miserliness and misanthropy.
Another character popularized by William Shakespeare is Hamlet. He is the prince of Denmark who avenges the death of his father and prevents the marriage of his mother to his father’s murderer, Claudius. Hamlet is the ultimate personification of psychic torment and indecision.
Probably, Alice is the most popular fictional character for all ages. She is a highly-imaginative girl who dwells the world of peculiar and strange fantastic characters. Alice was even popularized with Disney’s re-imagining through their animation and live-action films.
Holmes is a fictional private detective brought to life by British author Sir Arthur Conan. He is known for his forensic science and logical reasoning which he used in to investigate crimes and mysteries. Sherlock Holmes has been translated to various media including films and TV series.
Snow White is a fictional character from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. She was brought to the mainstream stage by Disney who portrayed her story as the fairest of them all which angered her envious and wicked stepmother.
Who is your favorite fictional character so far?