Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #7- Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy VERSUS Marilla Cuthbert

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy VERSUS Roland Deschain), with a final score of 7-3 was Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Though Roland Deschain, aka the Gunslinger, put up an admirable fight last week (ex. Pooker's comment about Deschain on a motorcycle or horse while Darcy rides a unicycle whilst sporting a parasol), Mr Darcy won out. I suspect he owes a debt of gratitude to a certain Mr. Firth. I have to say, I enjoyed the Gunslinger series, or at least parts of it, more than Pride and Prejudice. However, I stopped at book #4, Wizard and Glass. The Wizard of Oz stuff in that book seemed so silly, I came to think of it as Roland Jumps The Shark. But then again, we were debating the characters, not the books. And while Pooker certainly makes a point, I do question whether or not Roland isn't too masculine, too much of a forced cliche. It'll be interesting to see what Ron Howard does with the script.

Moving on. Vote in the comment section below before September 28: Who is the better character?


11 comments:

Chrisbookarama said...

Oh I'm going with Marilla. She'd kick Darcy's butt and then hand him a broom and tell him to sweep the parlor.

Becky said...

I'd have to go with Marilla too.

Allison said...

Excellent pairing! Perhaps because as already noted, Marilla could destroy Darcy with a mere sideways look.

Marilla all the way!

Kate said...

I'm going to go with Marilla as well - both the Marilla of the books as well as Colleen Dewhurst's version. She can make me cry while Darcy can't.

Lahni said...

This one is tough! My first instinct is to go with Mr. Darcy but Marilla is such a great character. In the end I think I'm going to go with my first choice - Mr. Darcy.

raidergirl3 said...

The casting of Colleen Dewherst (and the Matthew character) in Sullivan's Anne series was beyond perfect. Marilla makes me cry too.

Marilla, the character, for the win!

gypsysmom said...

It's Marilla for me too. Darcy is a wimp compared to the brook no nonsense Marilla.

pinksheepcafe said...

Can ANYBODY stand up to Marilla? I mean, really?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There is no arguing against Marilla's ferocity. She'd chew D'Arcy up and spit him out, all before breakfast.

Nicola said...

Marilla!

Melwyk said...

Now you are pulling out the big artillery. Although I love Darcy, I think it is clear that Marilla wins here.