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Literature's Inspirational Males

Literature's Inspirational Males

I recently wrote a post discussing ten of literature’s most inspiring femalesNow, it’s the men’s turn.

Literature has provided us with so many brilliant male characters.  Whittling this number down to just ten proved quite the task!

Though this list mostly reflects my own personal opinions, I’ve carried out a little (lighthearted) research in hopes of making it as universal as possible!

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1. Harry Potter

Book: Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

Admirable traits: valiant, loyal, resilient

2. Mr Darcy

Book: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Admirable traits: sincere, liberal-minded, romantic

3. Jean Valjean

Book: Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Admirable traits: charitable, righteous, caring

4. Albus Dumbledore

Book: Harry Potter - J.K Rowling

Admirable traits: wise, generous, selfless

5. Sherlock Holmes

Book: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

Admirable traits: intelligent, determined, passionate  

6. Peter Pan

Book: Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie

Admirable traits: adventurous, brave, free-spirited

7. James Bond

Book: James Bond Series - Ian Fleming

Admirable traits: charismatic, smart, level-headed

8. Mr Knightley

Book: Emma by Jane Austen

Admirable traits: self-sacrificing, generous, honourable

9. Atticus Finch

Book: To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Admirable traits: headstrong, clever, dignified

10. Samwise Gamgee

Book: Lord Of The Rings - JRR Tolkien

Admirable traits: supportive, reliable, courageous

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There you have it. I would love to know your thoughts. Do you agree with my list? Is there anybody you would add or is there anybody who you would definitely take off? Share your ideas below!



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