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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #7- Marilla Cuthbert VERSUS Morag Gunn

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy VERSUS Marilla Cuthbert), with a final score of 10-1 was Marilla Cuthbert.

What is that old saying? Hell hath no fury like a woman? Something like that. Anyway, it's time to finally say goodbye to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, courtesy of Marilla Cuthbert. Not being a fan of Pride and Prejudice and not being attracted to Colin Firth, I can't say I'll miss him around these parts. Speaking of Firth, did you hear that he played Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary partly as an attempt to rid himself of the Fitzgerald Darcy connection? Umm, that wasn't the most brilliant of moves was it? It would be sort of like me wanting to shed my blogging identity and starting up a blog to report daily on how my progress is going.

Moving on. Vote in the comment section below before October 5th: Who is the better character?


12 comments:

Nicola said...

I have no idea who Morag Gunb is but the actress looked familiar so I clicked on the link. Never read the book but went clicking and realized the actress was one of the lawyers on Street Legal. That was probably one of the first really good Canadian TV shows! I loved that. I wonder if it's out on DVD, must go check. Oh, sorry, back on topic ....

Marilla!!!

Chrisbookarama said...

Marilla!

Kate said...

This is a tough decision this week... I have loved Marilla since I was little, however having recently re-read The Diviners, I found myself very strongly relating to Morag Gunn.

I'm going to have to vote for Morag, because I think that her character has more depth.

pinksheepcafe said...

Marilla for sure!!

Brian Henry said...

Morag!

And anyone with doubts should re-read the Diviners and then attempt to read Anne of Green Gables. The TV series and play spun off from the book are wonderful, but frankly the book itself is excruciating.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

For me this is also somewhat of a contest between television (Marilla) and book (Morag), and everyone knows the book almost always wins. It doesn't hurt that Morag is also a more multifaceted character.

raidergirl3 said...

The idea that I am conflicted between my beloved Marilla and Morag should let those who haven't read The Stone Angel, whoa, wait. It's Hagar in The Stone Angel, not Morag. Whew, I can vote for Marilla again.

However, Hagar, the character also written by Margaret Laurence, is a wonderfully deep, marvelously flawed and real character, and almost made me switch from Marilla. I really should be The Diviners out from the library, and get to know Morag.

matilda said...

Morag Gunn. Although I have the feeling Marilla will win. Which is actually a-ok with me. Poor Morag though; she needs a publicist.

Nicola said...

haha raidergirl! If it had been Hagar, she would have got my vote 2!

Bybee said...

This is a painful choice! I love both of them. I couldn't have gotten through Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea and all of Anne's burbling and LM Montgomery's wild nearly-orgasmic descriptions of nature without Marilla's dry wit to balance things out. So I guess I'll go with Marilla. I'm sorry, Morag...you understand, eh?

pooker said...

The Diviners was the first Margaret Laurence book I read. I've since read everything that Laurence has written (I think).

I tried to read the Anne books (my sister loved them and was always pushing them at me) but I just didn't like them.

Morag for me!

Allison said...

Glad that Marilla shut out Darcy. I'm going to have to stick with her for this round as well.