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Added by Harvey on 3 Feb 2012 01:16
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Characters That Incite Pity

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People who added this item 170 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Charles Bovary.

The poor guy married to that harlot Emma Bovary. He works to support her and their child while she goes out gallivanting with young men and spends all of his money. Charles truly loves her and treats her well while she hates him and further squanders away their money.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
The Giver - Lois Lowry

The kid that Jonas tries to rescue from being "Released".
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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The young girl from District 11 that meets her demise in the arena.
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Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
The narrator.

Could this poor bloke be put through worse crap!?!
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Lilly Briscoe.

The shy young painter that has to suffer Charles Tansley's chauvinistic crap about women not being able to paint.
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Peeta Mellark.

Still not getting any headway with miss stubborn.

You'd think a life threatening experience where you risk your ass and lose a leg for a girl would have warmed Katniss up to him.

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I, Claudius - Robert Graves
Claudius (narrator).

Poor guy has been treated like crap by his own family just because he was born with some physical deformities. And on top of that his few true friends were either assassinated or exiled by shady relatives, not to mention the humiliating experiences he had to go through by aforementioned relatives' hands (in most times in order to save his life).
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The narrator (White Nights).

You feel sorry for the lonely guy who was so desperate he latches on to the first girl he sees.
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Annie Cresta.

The disturbed girl who Finnick loves.
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The poor captive child taken as recompense from another village so as to avoid a war from erupting.

Now you might ask:

"What about the main character Okonkwo?"

And I reply:

"What about him?!"

What? You think I would feel some pity for the main protagonist?

I released a hearty bellow of happiness when he hanged himself.
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A group of fictional characters that stir feelings of compassion and pity in the reader.

WARNING: Some spoilers.

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