Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ten of the most angsty characters in fiction

Panayiota Kuvetakis is a student at UC Berkeley studying comparative literature and theater. For Writer's Bloq, she named a top ten list of the most angsty characters in fiction, including:

His existential woes include unique anxieties over sexuality, coming of age, corrupted innocence, etc. These elements, along with mommy drama, a fatal misstep of thwarted action, manipulative friends, a suicidal girlfriend, and nostalgic memories of a dead clown really cover every case scenario of angst.

So thanks Shakespeare, for stealing every plot idea ever.

“To be, or not to be, — that is the question”

Yep. Pretty much!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see:  John Mullan's list of ten of the best Hamlets in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue