From Elizabeth Bennett to Lord Percy Blake, there are many well- known and well-loved literary characters. I feel, however, that there are some fantastic characters out there that not many people talk about.
So here , in no particular order, are my Top 5 Underrated book characters.
Meriadoc ( Merry) Brandybuck from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
I know what some of you might be thinking : How can a character from LoTR be an underrated character?
I've meet people who are huge fans of Frodo, Sam, and Pippin. I don't think I know anyone who's favorite hobbit is Merry ( except for me, of cource). Merry is brave, strong, and yet he knows how to have a good time despite the growing darkness surrounding him and his friends.
Jane Fairfax from Emma by Jane Austen.
I think Jane Fairfax can be misunderstood. I however sympathize with her. Jane's Aunt and Grandmother are her only living relatives, so Jane has few options for her life.Thankfully Jane has a happy ending with Frank Churchhill.
I always wished someone wrote a book about Jane's life and I recently found out there is ( the cover of the book is below).
Sir Eanrin from Tales of GoldstoneWoods series by Anne Elisabeth Stengl.
Eanrin is one of my top favorite fictional characters of all time. Earnin is extremely witty and charming, yet frankly honest.
Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
I honestly don't know why Gale gets so much hate from Peeta fans.
I don't think Gale and Katniss should have ended up a couple, but I like Gale as a character. From what I have seen ( I've only read the first half of the first Hunger Games book, but I've seen the movies) Gale is a reliable, strong, and caring guy.
Elnora Comstock from A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter.
I believe Elnora should be admired as much as Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennett, and Jo March are.
Elnora is hopeful, hardworking, and caring despite a hard upbringing.
What about you?
Who are some of your favorite underrated characters?