Top Ten Tuesday (80): Characters with Vision


Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Top Ten Characters Who Have a Vision

1. Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: A wandering king fights to destroy a Dark Lord and reclaim the throne of his fathers.

2. Kelsier from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson:  A thief turned rebel plots to overthrown a tyrant in a land of ash.

3. Prince Raoden from Elantris by Brandon Sanderson: Trapped in city of dying exiles, Prince Raoden works to bring his people hope.

4. Prince Caspian from Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis:  After hearing legends of the talking animals who once populated the kingdom of Narnia, a young prince fights for his inheritance and to bring equality to all Narnians.

5. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery:  An orphan girl left with nothing but her imagination dreams of a family and a world where everything is beautiful.

6. Mud from The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy:  A young elephant who experiences visions attempts to lead her family to the “Safe Place,” where they will be harbored from drought and poachers.

7. Alanna of Trebond from The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce:  A teenage noblewoman challenges the assumption that girls cannot be knights.

8. Robin Hood from various legends:  An outlaw and his merry men seek to undermine a corrupt government.

9. Nicholas Benedict from The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart:  A brilliant man gathers a group of brilliant children to help bring down a ring of villians.

10. Aeneas from The Aeneid by Virgil:  A hero leads his people from the ruins of Troy to found a new city in Italy.


8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (80): Characters with Vision

  1. Alison Doherty says:

    Great idea for this week’s top ten tuesday! I love that Anne Shirley is on the list. She is one of my favorite characters! I love her imaginative world where she is friends with her reflection in the glass (maybe named Katie!). Also the Lady of Shalott. It is so good!


    • Briana says:

      Anne of Green Gables is one of my absolute favorite books! I always admired her–and L. M. Montgomery–for having such a cheery imagination.


    • Briana says:

      Thanks! My first instincts were all fantasy characters because it’s easy to write a character with a grand vision if they live in a world where they’re in an epic battle against evil in some form, but then I realized Anne was a perfect choice too!


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