Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Huckleberry Finn VERSUS Tom Sawyer

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Oliver Twist VERSUS Huckleberry Finn), with a final score of 6-4 was Huckleberry Finn.

Another close match up last week. I'm not sure how I feel about the outcome as I'm yet to read Oliver Twist. I think I saw the movie as a kid, or else I've seen the gruel scene parodied so much I just feel like I've seen it. Maybe I should read it to my daughter. For some reason she's drawn towards orphan stories. Those of you that have read it-- I assume that's everyone but me-- is it something kids would enjoy? And is the dated language perhaps too difficult for a child?

Anyway, this week's match up you could probably see coming from a mile away. No, it's not Huckleberry Finn versus Huckleberry Hound.

Vote in the comment section below before Jan 18th: Who is the better character?


Kate said...

I am going to abstain this week, as I haven't read either of them (though a copy is sitting on top of my bookshelf waiting to be read...).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's a tough one, as they are somewhat inseparable. Ultimately I will have to go with Tom Sawyer, for his ability to think on his feed and for being named after a Rush song.

Allison said...

I'm going to stick with Huck. Although, as Barb says, they are somewhat inseparable.

gypsysmom said...

Well, as I think I said last week if it had been Oliver Twist against Tom Sawyer I would have gone for the Mark Twain character, I guess I'd better stick by my choice and vote for Tom. It's probably because I was in a play in school that was based on the book and the boy who played Tom Sawyer was somebody I had a crush on. (Note, I did not play Becky Thatcher so I didn't get to get close to Tom on stage.)

Megan said...

Very difficult. But I have to go with Tom.

Bybee said...

This isn't difficult at all. I'm going with Huck Finn because Tom comes off so stupidly and so badly in Huck's novel in comparison to Huck. I'll never feel the same about him again. No vote from me, the schoolmaster can make him sit with the girls and Aunt Polly can send him to bed with no supper.