Who Are Literature's Most Boring Characters ?

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And what makes them so memorably boring and uninteresting ? :)
 

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Elenor Bold from Thackery's novel Barchester Towers If she were to suddenly and miraculously disappear from the pages of that novel, nobody would notice.
 

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@BAYLOR looks like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. This is some negativity for a Monday. But, I’m in.…

Pierre Bezukhov from War and Peace. I didn’t love him. I didn’t hate him. He’s just kind of there. And he’s the central character from Tolstoy‘s magnum opus. And he is as interesting and as involved as a refrigerator magnet. Just like the one from your neighbor’s campaign to promote mental health for mollusks, so you put it up there, but you soon forget its meaning and it has zero purpose. It becomes just another part of the bric-a-brac and clutter that your eyes skim over every day. And then one day, your neighbor says, “Oh, you saved the magnet! You’re such a good friend.“ But the next week when your brother comes over and sees it, he says, “That’s stupid. And it’s covered in dust.” So you throw it away. And you forget it ever existed. Twenty years later Baylor asks, “What is the most useless thing you’ve ever put on your refrigerator?” And you have a vague memory of people believing in the benefit of the immediacy of psychoanalysis for mollusks.
 

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A very important topic that so often gets overlooked by society
I'll have you know I've worked very hard in the past to make people aware that there's a problem there, but I fear that despite being a very important topic that so often gets overlooked by society, no-one actually gives a damn.

Kitty and Lydia Bennett, from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
Boring to the point that you could cut 90% of their appearances from the book without losing anything.
 

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I'll have you know I've worked very hard in the past to make people aware that there's a problem there, but I fear that despite being a very important topic that so often gets overlooked by society, no-one actually gives a damn.

Kitty and Lydia Bennett, from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
Boring to the point that you could cut 90% of their appearances from the book without losing anything.
This is why Pride and Prejudice desperately needed Zombies .:D
 

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I'll have you know I've worked very hard in the past to make people aware that there's a problem there, but I fear that despite being a very important topic that so often gets overlooked by society, no-one actually gives a damn.

Kitty and Lydia Bennett, from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
Boring to the point that you could cut 90% of their appearances from the book without losing anything.
Does anyone even remember Mary Bennett?
 

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Who?

I read the first 12 chapters of pride and prejudice last year. My bookmark holds a place to resume reading at chapter 13. I neither recall the characters nor the plot, except that they were maidens and bachelors. I’d even forgotten the book exists until it was mentioned here.
 

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Nestor in the Iliad
His long-winded speeches and ineffective advice.
You may be underestimating Nestor. When woken from his sleep by Agamemnon, he is malicious enough to suggest waking the other leaders to have a council.
 

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the entire book is boring and one of few books I DNF.
 

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You probably won’t make many friends saying that, but yeah HH starts out fairly interesting and as the series progresses her character doesn’t really develop. I couldn’t read the last few books.

Ive read only the first Honor Harrington novel. She kind of reminded me of Ivanova in Babylon 5.
 

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I always felt Jane Austen missed a trick there. There should have been a sequel: Pride and Prejudice: Mary’s Revenge.
a like precursor to The Count of Monte Christo ? :D
 

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