In Character: Your Turn

Submit Your Suggestions

We want your personal essays about American fictional characters who have captured something about who we are. Our human frailties. Our need for comic relief. Our darkest corners. Nominate a character, and we may include your essay on our blog.

Character's Name:
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In 150 words or less, describe the character and why you believe he or she is important, compelling and/or provocative.

Points your essay might include: Why does the character intrigue you, specifically? What's universally appealing about him? What does she reveal about human nature? Did this character capture the psyche of a particular generation, inspire other characters or coin a phrase? Has this fictional person changed someone's life — maybe even your own?

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