Friday, February 14, 2014

Six of the most memorable bullies in literature

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Becky Ferreira tagged six of the most memorable bullies in literature, including:
Curley in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

This dude has the textbook definition of a Napoleon complex. He’s also a classic bully in that he projects his own insecurities—about his stature and his wife’s seedy reputation—onto people who have nothing to do with either situation. When Lennie makes a fatal error at the end of the book, Curley is thrilled to hunt him down, but George prevents the bully from having the satisfaction…in the saddest way humanly possible.
Read about another entry on the list.

Of Mice and Men is among Paul Wilson's ten top books about disability and Sarah Salway's top ten books about unlikely friendships.

--Marshal Zeringue