We all have characters we love. Let’s spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!
The Introverted Reader is hosting a weekly meme entitle Character Connection
My Character Crush is Clare Quilty
From Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Considering Clare Quilty is a pedophile he seems like a strange choice, but there is just something about him. For one thing he is extraordinary clever and cunning. Following Lolita, (Okay we can add stocker to the list) in order to keep an eye on Humbert Humbert through different persona’s with his target never being the wiser. Clare is also a poet and has a lovely lyrical way of words, that has all the ladies having crushes themselves. Although, even with his creative outlet the objective of his sentences come out in a roundabout way. Clare also speaks very fanatically which is shown more prominent in the ’62 film with Peter Sellers which is another reason why I love this character. Lastly, (and this pick is getting weirder by the minute) is that he has a suave air to him radiating with charm, floating in all the right circles and always knowing the right thing to say at the present time. I think Lolita puts it best “He was an artist. He was different from you and me.”