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
QUESTION: Who is your favorite funny literary character?