A plane crashed during WWII and
three men managed to get aboard a rubber raft,
with only a few chocolate bars and containers of water to keep them alive.
The first night on the raft, one of the three men ate all the chocolate bars himself.
9. Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire
Drinks too much. Hits his wife. You know the type.
8. Six Military Guys in Zeitoun
Zeitoun, an immigrant to the US, is right there in the middle of the mess
left by Katrina. He is out every day, saving people caught in bad situations.
One day six military guys show up and cart him off to jail,
accusing him of being a terrorist.
7. Dad and Mom in The Glass Castle
They kept their kids out of school,
didn't take the kids to the doctor when the kids got sick,
drank, and used grocery money for themselves.
6. The Pritchard Boys in Where the Red Fern Grows
These boys are mean to everyone.
They are so mean that they even kick their own dogs.
5. Wang Lung in The Good Earth
His amazing but plain wife, O-lan,
sacrifices, working as a near-slave,
helping her husband Wang Lung to save to buy more and more land.
And how does he treat her in return?
Not very nice.
4. Gatsby in The Great Gatsby
Gatsby was not great in all the ways that matter.
3. Brother Leon in The Chocolate War
Brother Leon ruined my view of
Catholic priests as high school teachers.
2. David in No, David!
Do they come worse than David?
He steals cookies from the cookie jar,
talks with his mouth full,
and breaks his mother's favorite vase.
His only saving grace is
that he is only six years old
and he's sorry for being so bad.
1. Kevin in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Just thinking about Kevin
makes me shudder.
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