Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Lady Macbeth VERSUS Nurse Ratched


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Tom Sawyer VERSUS Lady Macbeth), with a final score of 7-0 was Lady Macbeth.

Interestingly, I had a few people comment that the last match-up was a good one. And yet, poor Tom Sawyer didn't get a single vote. My favourite compares are when there are a lot of votes and it looks like it could go either way.

Tom Sawyer is one of the few classic novels that I'm positive I've read, in its original form, as a kid. Others, such as The Count of Monte Cristo and Ulysses, I think I may have read, but in all likelihood, were illustrated adaptations. However, I remember the book itself with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was illustrated, but definitely with the entire story intact. I also remember wondering what in the heck "whitewashing" was in the famous fence scene. Was it paint? Cleanser? Some sort of bleach? It took me years to finally figure it out. Other than that, I remember little about the book or Tom the character.

Vote in the comment section below before Feb 22nd: Who is the better character?


7 comments:

Allison said...

Gah. I really had to think about this one, and almost changed my vote, but I'm going to stick with Lady Macbeth. Nurse Ratched is a good pairing though. Interested to see how this one turns out!

gypsysmom said...

I'm going to go with Nurse Ratched. I recently saw a stage adaptation of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and I remember thinking how difficult it would be to play that character.

Kate said...

My vote is for Lady Macbeth. I found that Nurse Ratched was such a shadowy character (possibly because she is always described by other characters) that I could never get a good handle on her. While LM is such a meaty role!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Now this really is a good pairing, as I find it almost impossible to choose. I think I am going to have to go with Nurse Ratched. Her control is so much more nuanced than Lady MacBeth's craziness, compelling though that is.

Nicola said...

Lady Macbeth

Bybee said...

Lady McB. I can't forgive/forget what Nurse R. did to Billy Bibbitt.

Loni said...

Lady MacBeth