Hello everyone! I took another extended break again, I know. I’m terrible at this blog stuff and especially with all the things going on in my life it has been pushed to the back burner, but I hope I can still every so often post on here. I am planning on changing the title of my Scripture Tuesdays due to the fact that Tuesdays have suddenly become very busy, and I wish to be able to post any day of the week. I still hope to do those at least once a week but we’ll see how things go. As for my short story… well apparently it’s gotten longer than I had intended and needs some serious planning, so I’m hoping someday to put all the parts before together and restart it when I get everything clear, but for now it has been put on pause. I may try another short story that I will keep short sometime soon, but until then my stories are on pause. If you have any requests for a new short story, please let me know in the comments below!
Now, this post is mainly supposed to be about my top five favorite fictional characters from books I have read or movies I have seen– some may be better well known than others, but that doesn’t mean that they are any better than those characters from books or movies which are not as popular!
So without further ado, here are my top five favorite fictional characters of all times!
#5: The Pevensie Children (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Okay, I couldn’t just pick one of these four adorable children. If you’ve ever read the books or watched the Disney films about Narnia, you will understand. Each of the four Pevensies, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy have a different personality and each are skillfully created to fulfill the role they play in the story. Edmund being as cheerful and optimistic as Lucy, for example, would not have worked, whereas the more moody melancoly personality suited him and his role in ‘The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe’.
The reason I love these characters is not only because of their temperaments and personalities, but also how they change throughout the books and movies. In the movies particularly, each character goes through some sort of change– Peter grows up in Prince Caspian, for example, and stops thinking he is better than everyone else just because at one time he was a king. Edmund goes through the most obvious change in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, but Susan and even Lucy change as well, Lucy learning to be content with who she is in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and for Susan, unfortunately, it is said in the final book of C.S Lewis’ awesome Narnian series, The Last Battle, that she is “no longer a friend of Narnia”.
#4: Pearle Radcliffe (A Lost Pearle)
For my fourth favorite character, it was hard to choose, but I knew it had to be one of the characters from the book ‘A Lost Pearle’ written by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon in 1883, and re-published by Lamplighter Publishing. Some old litature can be grueling to get through, but not so with this book! In fact, not only does it contain one of my top five favorite fictional characters, but it ranks as my favorite romance book of all time.
Pearle, the title character, is a wealthy duchess, but she is not generally speaking stuck up or proud, though when confronted with the villain character, she can, at least at first, come across as snobbish. She, however, in a striking turn of events ends up out on the streets on her own, being forced to work as a lowly governess. Her spirit and strength during these times as well as her faith in God is one of the things which really makes me like her as a character. She never gives up hope once during her times of trial, and she even saves the lives of some characters who did not treat her the best, showing how she forgave them.
#3: Geoffrey Douglas (True to The Last)
This book is one of the saddest books I’ve ever read, but it is also one of the best. The author did a splendid job of creating empathy for her main character — thus why he is listed as my third favorite character. Geoffrey Douglas is the sweetest boy, always forgiving, and constantly looking out for his little brother and cousin, even when they are cruel to him. He deals with being falsely persecuted, peer pressure, favoritism, and all other sorts of trials, but he stands firm on his convictions and in the end is the most loved and respected of all the characters. Though a sad book, the lessons learned in it are super important. If you’re looking for a good book with Christian values that you don’t mind crying over, this is the one! Like A Lost Pearle, this book is published by Lamplighter Publishing and you can find it there.
#2 Gilbert Winslow (The Honorable Imposter)
Gilbert Morris wrote his main character, Gilbert Winslow, so masterfully I was almost tempted to put him as number one in this countdown. Gilbert Winslow is a worldly young man training to be a preacher due to his father’s wishes, but would do anything to get out of it. When he’s offered everything he ever dreamed of having in exchange for bringing in a dangerous fugitive of the law, he agrees — until he realizes that the so-called fugitive and his friends are not dangerous at all, and that it would ruin his honor to go through with his side of the deal. This book is one of the best historical fiction novels I’ve ever read, with knowledge about the times and enough plot line to make a reader want to keep reading. It too is Christian and very easy and fun to read!
#1 Walter Blythe (Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside)
I couldn’t pick any other character to be my number one other than Walter Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series. He is Anne and Gilbert’s second son and third child and appears in three books, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. In Anne of Ingleside and Rainbow Valley, Walter appears as a child, very pensive, creative yet quiet, and loves poetry. In Rilla of Ingleside he is a young man recovering from a fever when World War One breaks out and all his friends, as well as his older brother, go and sign up. Walter admits later to being afraid to go, and others make fun of him and call him a coward for not doing so. Finally he does sign up and leaves for the war, leaving his sister, the main character, Rilla, very sad and lonely. What makes me like him so much is his quiet sincerity and his thoughtfulness — how he looks at each day and each life as a gift, and how he treats his younger sister with care, compared to their older brother who teases her sometimes into a temper. Lucy Maud Montgomery did a splendid job at writing all of Anne’s children with their own unique personality and quirks just as she did with Anne and her friends in the earlier books. These sequel books are a definite read for anyone who loves the original Anne of Green Gables novel!
And so that finishes it for my top five favorite characters! Have you read any of these books? Who was your favorite character in them? Who is your favorite character in fiction or movies that you have read and watched, and why? Let me know in the comments below!
God Bless! ~ C.G