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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #7- Hermione Granger VERSUS Robert Langdon

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Hermione Granger VERSUS Little Red Riding Hood), with a final score of 6-4 was Hermione Granger.

I wasn't sure who was going to win last week. On the one hand, as voters pointed out, Hermione's character was so much more developed over the course of 7 novels. On the other hand, and I'm surprised that more voters didn't mention it, Little Red's been around for much, much longer. Hundreds of years, in fact. Will Hermione be remembered this long after the fact? And Little Red's such a pivotal part of the story (a story with a moral even). Is Hermione's contribution to the Harry Potter series as great? Plus, when you consider all the reincarnations of Little Red (as some voters mentioned last week), you could argue that her character has been just as developed, just not all into one consistent character. Will Hermione spawn this kind of cultural phenomenon?

Anyway, the hooded one has gone off to grandma's and it's time to move on...

Vote in the comment section below before September 7: Who is the better character?


12 comments:

Melwyk said...

Ooh, that's tough...hahahaha, no it isn't. Hate Langdon AND hate Tom Hanks. But love Hermione.

Hermione again!

Loni said...

For a moment, I couldn't remember who Robert Langdon was. Yikes!

It's Hermione for me!

Lahni said...

Hermione!

Kate said...

I'll echo Loni - I couldn't remember who Robert Langdon was until I read the comments.

Hermione for me!

Gavin said...

Oh, I had to click on the Robert Langdon link. It's Hermione for me!

Nicola said...

I had to click the link to find out who Robert Langdon was, too!

I won't vote him for religious reasons and will abstain from being a part of Hermione's third win in a row.

niranjana said...

If only for that gimmicky Mickey Mouse watch, it's got to be Hermione!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I had no idea who Robert Langdon was, as I have been keeping myself Dan Brown-free. Hermione ftw!

Brian Henry said...

Hermione, obviously. The only good thing about Robert Langdon is that he is so easily forgotten.

Brian Henry said...

Isn't it time to give Hermione some serious competition? How about Madeline?

John Mutford said...

Brian: I'm always open to suggestions. Thanks! It won't be Madeline next week, but I have a feeling Hermione will have her work cut out for her.

Bybee said...

Thank you for an easy choice! Hermione!