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Our Favorite Funny Literary Characters | Writer’s Relief

 

April is Humor Month, so to celebrate, we here at Writer’s Relief have put together a list of our favorite literary characters—those we find humorous, witty, or who just make us laugh for one reason or another. Whether they’re characters who are written to be light-hearted comedic relief, or whose humor comes across through irony and wit, these memorable literary characters are sure to get you chuckling!

 

Bartleby – “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville

 

Arthur Dent – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

 

Major Major – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

 

Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

 

Mark Watney – The Martian by Andy Weir

 

Dumbledore – Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

 

Anne Shirley – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

 

Peter Pan – Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie

 

Emma Woodhouse – Emma by Jane Austen

 

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