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October 13, 2012

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For me, It is Madam DeFarge and David's step-dad and his sister from David Copperfield.

Judging by the books I've read so far (Christmas Carol, Pickwick Papers, Little Dorrit, Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations) I would indeed choose Rigaud/Blandois. He's maybe not sheer brutality, but he's false and sneeky next to evil and drags other people with him in his evil plans.

Oh wait, I also read David Copperfield....

Mr. and Mrs. Squeers are the ones that disturb me the most. Pecksniff is pretty abominable, too, but I don't think he's quite as evil as the Squeers.

I think Squeers and his wife are dreadful! They enjoy abusing kids! How sick is that? Plus, their greedy!

Tulkinghorn -- who was mean without cause; he didn't even seem to do it for selfish reasons; he just enjoyed being cruel to people.

Mr. Bramble, the board and all the "philosophers"...petty, evil, abusive, cruel and self righteous, not just cruel, but destroying children "for their own good".

I think Daniel Quilp was the most despicable of the lot (The Curiosity Shop)

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