Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #7- Hermione Granger VERSUS Ron Weasley

The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare (Libraries VERSUS William Shakespeare), with a final score of 3-0 (2 abstaining for existential reasons) is libraries.

With five wins in a row, nothing or nobody seems to be able to beat libraries and so we end another edition of Great Wednesday Compares. We prefer real bookmarks to knock-offs but hardcover books to bookmarks but would choose paperbacks over hardcovers but libraries over paperbacks, and also over book stores, book blogs, short stories, and the existence of William Shakespeare.

I was a little surprised that Shakespeare didn't fare any better than he did. I avoided using him in any of the author based Great Wednesday Compares as I figured no one stood a chance against him. But libraries on the other hand...

Anyway, this brings us to a brand new edition of Great Wednesday Compares, and if the logo wasn't an obvious clue as to what this edition could bring, it's a character based comparison. Each which I'll bring you two literary characters for you to choose between. They may be from the same book, same author, or as different as Clifford the Big Red Dog VERSUS Samson. I'm just asking that you choose the better character and give you the freedom to base it on whatever criteria you wish: cultural impact, wittier lines, sexier, whatever.

You're probably familiar with both of next week's characters.

Vote in the comment section below before August 24th.


7 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

Hermione!
Smart girl, who uses books to look things up, loves school, and is one of the boys. Great character

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ron's a nice lad, but let's face it, Hermione has more ferocity in her little toenail than Ron has in his entire ginger-headed self. Hermione, no question.

Loni said...

Herminone Granger all the way! (Sorry Ron.)

Demosthenes said...

Hermione. Among other myriad reasons, she's way wittier and makes Ron's humor look dumb and crass in comparison.

Kate said...

OK - I'm going to have to stand up for Ron on this one (the Ron from the books, not the movies). Hermione is just a little too much of the know-it-all for my taste, while Ron is delightfully human!

Nicola said...

I'm a fan of the books, not so much the movies (only seen the first two), so based solely on the books I love Ron. I agree with Kate that Hermione's miss know-it-all attitude does get on one's nerves at times.

Bybee said...

I have a weakness for redheaded men, so it's Ron for me. Plus, I like his family.