Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Oliver Twist VERSUS Huckleberry Finn


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Ebenezer Scrooge VERSUS Oliver Twist), with a final score of 5-4 was Oliver Twist.

Close one! I really expected that, given the season, Scrooge had it in the bag. He's such an iconic Christmas character, I wondered if people would consider him a iconic literary character. I believe so. Who doesn't root for Scrooge toward the end to change his ways. He's flawed but he realizes it and tries to make amends. It's hard not to get behind someone like that.

Any favourite Scrooge portrayals? Mine is Bill Murray easily. That Bill Murray brand sarcasm looks wonderful on old Scrooge.

This week we turn to the 19th century for another child character. Though this one's been in the news a lot lately...

Vote in the comment section below before Jan 11th: Who is the better character?


10 comments:

Megan said...

Huck!

Kate said...

Oliver Twist (since I have actually read his book - Huckleberry Finn is on my perpetual TBR stack).

Loni said...

Huckleberry Finn!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll have to go with Huck on this. I like his attitude.

Allison said...

Huck for the win!

pinksheepcafe said...

I'm sticking with Twist!

Nicola said...

Hmmm, this is a toughie...

I'm wavering ....

Oh, quick before I change my mind

Oliver!

gypsysmom said...

I'll pick Oliver this week too. Now, if it was Tom Sawyer instead of Huck I might have to go with the Twain character.

wollamshram said...

Huckleberry Finn for me.

Bybee said...

I'm on chapter 24 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn right now, so I must vote for Huck.