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Fictional characters who could have done with a good talking to

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MmeLindor Mon 29-Jun-15 21:15:31

Reading this this blog today and thinking that I would have included Donna Moss.

Donna could have done with realising that she was more than just a secretary, or admin assistant. By the end of Season 7, she'd escaped Josh's office and snagged herself a fab job, but wish it hadn't taken so long! Typical scene - in the CJ interview, where she says 'oh, but what do I know', I wanted to give her a good shake.

Who would you include?

LamppostInWinter Mon 29-Jun-15 21:21:34

Cathy Earnshaw/Linton in Wuthering Heights. My A-Level English Lit paper was a lengthy rant on how most of her troubles were due to her being a spoilt brat. Luckily the examiner agreed with me!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 29-Jun-15 21:25:02

Garnie in Ballet Shoes and Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden.

MmeLindor Mon 29-Jun-15 21:28:22

Ha! I love that you ranted about Cathy. I read that when I was in my late teens and ranted all the way through the book.

I still haven't read Secret Garden. I don't know how I've managed that!

TalcAndTurnips Mon 29-Jun-15 21:29:24

Angel Clare - how dare he judge and then shun Tess Durbeyfield for her sexual past (which was an act of rape) when he himself had entered into a relationship with a woman outside of marriage?

I remember being so angry when I first read this scene. His double standards and her agony were almost unbearable. Poor, downtrodden Tess.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 29-Jun-15 21:31:52

Hear hear Talc !

FunkyPeacock Mon 29-Jun-15 21:32:25

I have just read The Mill on The Floss (highly recommended & free on Kindle)

I really wanted to tell Maggie Tulliver to stop punishing herself, elope with Stephen & sod the consequences!

snowglobemouse Mon 29-Jun-15 21:33:20

Carrie Bradshaw (lowering the tone). bitch needed TOLD though

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 29-Jun-15 21:35:19

Oh yeah, and Dorothea Brooke. Stop being so overimpressed by Casaubon - you're making a BIG mistake...

ChocolateBreakfastBalls Mon 29-Jun-15 21:36:13

Peppa fucking Pig. No you cannot wear your new shoes in the fucking bath you little brat.

Stitchintime1 Mon 29-Jun-15 21:36:16

Emma Bovary. As the young people say, she thought she was all that.

MmeLindor Mon 29-Jun-15 21:36:44

I had to stop reading Tess.

Carrie isn't lowering the tone. I started with Donna Moss!

I'm going to add whatsername from Dirty Dancing. She needed to say 'My name is FRANCES, not baby'.

BernardBlack Mon 29-Jun-15 21:36:58

The Twilight girl and her 50 Shades counterpart. Sort yourself out, love hmm

RinkRashDerbyKisses Mon 29-Jun-15 21:37:18

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Greydog Mon 29-Jun-15 21:37:50

Emma Bovary - stupid, selfish woman. Your poor little daughter - what will happen to her? Oh - you don't care, do you?

NoMontagues Mon 29-Jun-15 21:38:26

snow ! I just came on to say Carrie too- not realising the rather more highbrow trend of the thread.

But yeah, Carrie. What a muppet.

LineRunner Mon 29-Jun-15 21:39:38


Step away from Zaphod Beeblebrox. Like, now.

JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 29-Jun-15 21:41:39

Dr zhivago.

Yes, I appreciate Julie christie is hard to resist. But come on, what about Tonya and the children? they used to sit in the cold all day to save firewood for you!

dementedma Mon 29-Jun-15 21:41:48

Eowyn. Stop making cow eyes at Aragorn. He loves an Elf maiden. No contest!

Ledare Mon 29-Jun-15 21:42:10

That awful woman from the shopaholic books. Her poor DH...

MmeLindor Mon 29-Jun-15 21:43:06

I'm going to add Wreck it Ralph, who really needed to be encouraged to think more of himself.

JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 29-Jun-15 21:44:14

Amy March- you're awful.

Laurie- don't marry her, you chump.

ThursdayLast Mon 29-Jun-15 21:46:19

Theo Decker.

Just give the painting back. Step away from the Russian.

Idontseeanydragons Mon 29-Jun-15 21:47:53

Emma Woodhouse: Keep your nose out of other peoples business and actually look at your own life for a change.
She really irritates me...

Hermione Granger: seriously?? Ron Weasley? You'd have been better going for the surviving twin, much more fun to be had smile

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 29-Jun-15 21:48:05

Becky Bloomwood. Spoilt airhead. Used to love her, after five books I despise her.

Jane Eyre. Rude brat. No wonder your aunt hated you, surly little troublemaker.

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