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21 Literary Characters You Wouldn’t Want To Run Into On The Street

Just because you love these fictional figures doesn’t mean you would want to meet them. Let’s hope these well-written troublemakers stay on the pages and out of our real lives…

1. Bob Ewell from To Kill A Mockingbird

We’ll let Atticus Finch take care of this one…

2. Miss Havisham from Great Expectations

Girl, what are you doing out of the house? This can’t be a good sign…

3. Tom Buchanan from The Great Gatsby

Yale. Old Money. Arrogant. Sexist.

Yeahhhhh, you just drive by and we’ll pretend we don’t see each other.

4. Joffrey Baratheon from Game Of Thrones

We can see that evil sneer from three blocks away.

5. Iago from Othello

You love to hate him. It’s complicated. Best to just keep playing Candy Crush Saga on your phone and don’t look up until he’s passed…

6. Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye

“Oh hey, Holden. Sorry you’re going through a rough patch. Can’t talk right now but nice hat!”

7. Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind

Some see you as romantic but others won’t forget your womanizing ways…

8. Major Major Major Major from Catch-22

Major Major Major Major is a major bore. We’re going to walk the other way.

9. Fred from The Handmaid’s Tale

Commander Fred, we’re going to pretend that we don’t see you across the subway platform now.

10. O’Brien from 1984

Well if you’re just going to give into big brother, we’re going to suddenly be captivated by this storefront window until we’re sure you’re gone.

11. Jack Merridew from Lord Of The Flies

YOU’RE JUST A BULLY AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT, JACK!

12. Moby Dick

To start, there’s the whole issue of seeing a whale on the street. Plus Captain Ahab is sure to be following closely and we don’t want to see him either.

13. Patrick Batemen from American Psycho

Let’s just stay uptown from now on?

14. Hannibal Lector

We all walk through our local wine stores in fear of seeing him eying the Chiantis.

15. Count Dracula from Dracula (duh)

Why don’t you just stay in Transylvania, sir.

16. Alec d’Urberville from Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Alec, stop staring and twirling your mustache! That’s it, we have to duck into this corner store to avoid this creep…

17. Voldemort

Not gonna say your name and SO not gonna say hi…

18. Emma Bovary from Madame Bovary

Though, let’s be real: she wouldn’t dare be seen on the same street as us…

19. Napoleon from Animal Farm

What a selfish pig…

20. Clare Quilty from Lolita

Aside from being a slime ball, he takes advantage of disadvantages and for that we refuse to make small talk with him in line for coffee.

21. Amanda Wingfield from The Glass Menagerie

Please don’t stop us to talk…you’re giving us Mommy issues…

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