Thursday, October 14, 2010

Character Connection: Bill Sikes

Character Connection is a weekly meme hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader every Thursday. For the month of October, the characters featured in this meme are going to be evil characters who totally freak you out.
 A character that freaks me out is Bill Sikes. He's one of the most evil, malicious, violent characters I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of meeting in a book. He literally creeps me out and has no redeeming qualities.  Here are some Bill Sikes-related scenes from Oliver Twist that I cannot rattle our of my head:

-The one where he nearly kills his prostitute girlfriend, Nancy, for helping Oliver
-The one where he does kill Nancy
-The one where he kidnaps Oliver
-The one where he forces Oliver to commit robbery
-The one where he locks up Oliver and holds him hostage

He's a scary man. Luckily, he dies. But, there's just something so very base and barbaric about this man. Uggh. I get cold shivers just thinking about him!


  1. +JMJ+

    He is awfully cold and cruel--not someone any of us would like to know!

    It has been a long time since I last read Oliver Twist, but I remember wishing Nancy didn't love him so much. What do you suppose she saw in him?

    1. I guess you could say that about any abusive relationship.

  2. ooo, neat. a baddies from the classics. i'll have to finally read this one to meet him.

  3. Wow, what a horrible person! Is the girlfriend a nice girl? Why do nice girls end up with the jerks?



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