10 greatest villains in all of literature

A list of the 10 greatest villains in all of literature – the most memorable bad-guys of the fictive world . 

4. Simon Legree from "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" by Harriet Beacher Stowe

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This man is an extremely cruel plantation owner who sees his slaves as nothing more than feelingless objects to be used or abused as he pleases. He beats his slaves and rapes the women with the assistance of his henchmen Quimbo and Sambo. Legree tries to break Uncle Tom’s good spirit when Tom refuses to abuse the other slaves. His hunt after Tom and two female slaves when they escape leads to a beating harsh enough to kill. This man is the embodiment of the most evil aspects of slavery. He is remembered as one of the vilest characters in all of classic literature.   

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