CLASSIC LITERARY JERKS I WOULD LIKELY DATE DESPITE OBVIOUS RED FLAGS
Based on prior experience with my own dubious choices.
- •Captain Ahab, Moby DickObsessed with something other than me and away all the time? I'd like to fix you, sir.
- •Achilles, The Iliad et alFrankly, I'd just feel lucky.
- •Pretty much any male Ernest Hemingway characterDrunk AND comically unable to process emotions: 👍
- •Huck Finn (WHEN OF LEGAL AGE CLAUSE), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn#neversettledown
- •Rhett Butler, Gone With The WindNo explanation necessary.
- •Peter Pan (WHEN OF LEGAL AGE CLAUSE), Peter PanI've already done this.
- •Dr Henry Jekyll, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeI have also already done this.
- •Holden Caulfield (ONLY IN HIGH SCHOOL CLAUSE), The Catcher in the RyeTrue story: I definitely had a crush on Holden in 9th grade. I have excellent taste in men, an alternate title to this list.
- •Mr Darcy, Pride and PrejudiceA gimme and not always a jerk, but are there girls out there that DONT like to be insulted on first meeting a future mate? Oh there are? Nevermind.
- •Reverend Dummesdale, The Scarlet LetterSpoiler alert (I guess, if you've never read it?): I'm aways in for a man who won't admit to our shame-filled relationship.
- •Lucifer, Paradise Lost¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- •Bonus Sublist: jerks I would never date1. Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby; possibly literature's biggest tool. 2. Hamlet, Hamlet; ain't nobody got time for that. 3. Inspector Javert, Les Mis; booooring. 4. Humbert Humbert, Lolita, for obvious reasons. 5. Pip Pirrip, Great Expectations; a milquetoast jerk aka the worst. 6. Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment; wouldn't text back.