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Literary Villains

written by: Eve
 
Sometimes, the most vivid characters in fiction are the anti-heroes. Driven by jealousy, greed, malice or desire for revenge, they intentionally harm others and show disregard for the generally accepted values and principles.

Question 1:


This criminal from the novel, ‘Great Expectations’ escapes from prison and later becomes the secret benefactor of the boy who helped him out.
Abel Magwitch
Fagin
Mr Micawber
Bill Sikes

Question 2:


This literary criminal, described by Charles Dickens as a “loathsome reptile?, trains a band of young boys to steal and make a living by pickpocketing.
Fagin
Mr. Brownlow
Bill Sikes
Noah Claypole

Question 3:


This literary villain, mainly driven by greed, is Mr. Wickfield’s clerk. He makes treacherous plans to take control of his employer’s business.
Wilkins Micawber
Uriah Heep
Tommy Traddles
James Steerforth

Question 4:


This shrewd and sophisticated female protagonist from the epistolary novel ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ controls and dominates the lives of people around her through sex intrigues.
Cruella de Ville
Madame de Tourvel
Cecile de Volanges
Marquise de Merteuil

Question 5:


This literary character, created by Thomas Harris, is a psychiatrist and serial killer, who practices cannibalism.
Barney Matthews
Hannibal Lecter
Ed Gein
Professor Moriarty

Question 6:


This extremely ambitious and corrupt fictional character urges her husband to murder Duncan, the King of Scotland, and to take the throne.
Lady Chatterley
Lady Macbeth
Desdemona
Madame de Tourvel

Question 7:


This fictional villain is described by Arthur Conan Doyle as the ‘Napoleon of Crime’.
Ellery Queen
Charlie Chan
Lord John Roxton
Professor Moriarty

Question 8:


This villainous literary character, created by Mark Twain, murders Dr. Robinson and plans to mutilate Widow Douglas.
Silas Phelps
Judge Thatcher
Joe Harper
Injun Joe

Question 9:


This fictional villain, has a reputation of an honest man, but manipulates all people around him. He makes Othello believe that his wife is having an adulterous affair.
Gratiano
Iago
Claudius
Roderigo

Question 10:


This fictional evil and atrocious character, described by John Steinbeck, murders her own parents and ruthlessly uses people around her to serve her own needs.
Cathy Trask
Mildred Rogers
Daisy Buchanon
Nora Barnacle

 


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