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    A favorite book, poem, TV or movie character.

    The first character that comes to my mind is Sam Weller (Pickwick Papers). One laughs at his way of speaking, his ideas and his practical point of views.
    Now do you have one or several favorite characters? What do you like about it or them?
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    Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, got to be. He's devoid of any equilibrium. His descent into madness and the ultimate collapse is inevitable. We could say he has a perfect equilibrium of disaster.
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    "Equilibrium of disaster" is a very good definition of a character by Dostoievski. Maybe it also applies to Prince Mishkin. It reminds me of the goethian definition of Mephistopheles which Dostoievski turns inside out.
    In Faust , Mephistopheles presents himself to the protagonist as "a part of that force that always intends evil and always produces good."
    Dostoievski creates several characters who are well intentioned at the outset but who act disastrously themselves, or through their actions make other characters act disastrously.
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    Artemis Fowl from the young adult series has to be my personal favorite. I like him because he's intelligent, but in a sly and cunning way. Holds himself to a high standard, and handles it well. It's taught me a good bit about how to approach my own life.

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    Interesting choice. I don´t know the series. Does it have the same name as this character?
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    Book: Battlefield Earth... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_Earth_(novel)

    Was made into a terrible movie but is a good Sci-Fi dystopian yarn. Don't let the author's name turn you away from the book.

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    Looks interesting, Tailor. Why should the author's name repel anybody?
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    I've many, but Wyatt Gwyon from William Gaddis's The Recognitions stands out from the rest. For me, he is the quintessence of the Promethean individual struggling to steal the gods' fire and transcend mediocrity. I never tire of this character!
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