Sunday, June 26, 2011

Memorable Deaths in Literature

Another "memorables" list, this time "Memorable Deaths in Literature":

-Romeo and Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” (Shakespeare)
-Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude, Claudius, and Laertes in “Hamlet” (Shakespeare)
-Nell in “The Old Curiosity Shop” (Dickens)
-Beth in “Little Women” (Alcott)
-Anna Karenina in “Anna Karenina” (Tolstoy)
-Lily Bart in “The House of Mirth” (Wharton)
-Emma Bovary in “Madame Bovary” (Flaubert)
-the children in “Jude the Obscure” (Hardy)
-Lennie in “Of Mice and Men” (Steinbeck)
-Quentin Compson in “The Sound and the Fury” (Faulkner)
-Roberta in “An American Tragedy” (Dreiser)
-Dimmesdale in “The Scarlet Letter” (Hawthorne)
-Ralph Touchett in “The Portrait of a Lady” (James)
-Catherine in “A Farewell to Arms” (Hemingway)
-Myrtle Wilson in “The Great Gatsby” (Fitzgerald)
-Phineas in “A Separate Peace” (Knowles)
-Tom Robinson and Bob Ewell in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Lee)
-Simon and Piggy in “Lord of the Flies” (Golding)
-Owen Meany in “A Prayer for Owen Meany” (Irving)
-The sisters in “The Virgin Suicides” (Eugenides)
-Old Yeller in “Old Yeller” (Gipson)
-Charlotte in “Charlotte’s Web” (White)


  1. "A Death in the Family" by James Agee.

  2. Thanks, could I have missed that one?!


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