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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by cFaniak, Mar 17, 2006.
What characters suit to the category?
Birdy is the one I remember at the moment.
Jude in Jude the Obscure is a pretty good (though tragic) example.
Also Pip in Great Expectations, the title character in Eva Luna, and Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged. Moving away from Literature, you've also got Prior Philip in The Pillars of the Earth and Peekay in The Power of One.
Oskar Schell in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
the Horse in Orwell's Animal Farm
From American literature, two of the most twisted idealists/ dreamers I can think of are Gatsby (Fitzgerald) and Quentin Compson (Faulkner).
Julien Sorel in The Red and the Black.
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