Harry Potter by Not Harry Potter

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Can you name the characters of Harry Potter by the characters of other books that have similar qualities?

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O'Brien (1984 by George Orwell)Both pretend to be decent and trustworthy to the good guys, but really works for the antagonist.
Bernard Rieux (The Plague by Albert Camus)Both have high moral standards for themselves and for society, and in the mist of chaos they rise to lead people through the pain.
Gandalf (Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien)I really shouldn't have to tell you, but here's the basics: they're both wise old men who help guide the protagonist through his journey.
Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien)Both are unlikely heroes with a green thumb
Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)Both are loyal, brave, short-tempered, stubborn, and lacking in tact.
Josephine March (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)Both are independent, strong-willed, spirited, daring girls who are often overshadowed by their siblings.
Miss Trunchbull (Matilda by Roald Dahl)Both are terrible people claiming to 'teach' children, but instead they find joy in maliciously degrading them.
Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)Both are independent, intelligent, bold, and unafraid to speak their minds.
Tom Buchanan (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)Both are rich, racist jerks who hate doing their own dirty work.
Boo Radley (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)Both are rumoured criminals forced to hide from the judging eyes of society until they appear to help the protagonist.
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Jack Merridew (Lord of the Flies by Sir William Golding)Both embody the evil side of human nature, and use brutality and fear to control others.
The Big Friendly Giant (The BFG by Roald Dahl)They're both the epitome of 'gentle giants.'
Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett)Both are cold, mean, and cunning but, in the end, the good inside of them prevails.
Madame Defarge (Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens)Both are bloodthirsty, evil women who live to see others in pain.
Pippin Took (Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien)Two words: prankster duo.
Toad (The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame)Both are obsessed with motor vehicles.
Leslie Burke (Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson)Both are imaginative, intelligent, underestimated, and ridiculed by peers.
Don Quixote (Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes)Both are naive, rash, enthusiastic, and at least partially insane.
Merry Brandybuck (Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien)Two words: prankster duo.

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