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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Atticus Finch VERSUS Anne Shirley


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

There was no hand wringing over last week's vote apparently. A shut out. But at least she had a good run here at the Great Wednesday Compares. Definitely one of Shakespeare's characters. I'm probably a but biased towards her as Macbeth was the only play I've ever done (though I did have a part in the Laramie Project, which unfortunately never got off the ground). While I was a lowly, nameless murdered a friend of mine played Lady Macbeth and stole the show. Some of Shakespeare's characters can be pretty flat, but Lady Macbeth has such a complexity, depth and growth. Okay, so she wasn't that nice, but come on, a great character nonetheless.

Moving on to the next contender, I've brought out the big guns. However, I'm giving you lots of time to mull it over. Three weeks in fact, while I'm on vacation.

Vote in the comment section below before April 5th: Who is the better character?


14 comments:

Kate said...

Oooohhh... You would do something like that, wouldn't you...
But I'm going to have to vote for Anne Shirley.
While it would leave a huge gap in the book world, I can imagine a world where To Kill a Mockingbird didn't exist; whereas I can't imagine not being able to pull out one of the Anne books when I'm feeling a bit blue.

Bybee said...

I was acquainted with Atticus long before Anne-with-an-E. Sorry, Red. Oops...now she's really mad!

Allison said...

Oh. This is hard. Two of my favourite characters...think I'm going to have to go with Anne though.

Loni said...

Great choices this week. I don't think I can predict a winner. I'll vote for Anne.

raidergirl3 said...

seriously? seriously?

Clearly, I must go with Anne or risk expulsion from my province. Luckily, I think I would have voted that way anyway.

Why couldn't you have let Atticus have a bit of a run before putting Anne up? such a meanie!

janimar said...

While I do like Atticus Finch, I have to go with Anne Shirley. Part of this is there are more Anne Shirley books so there has been a longer relationship. Or maybe because I am a redhead.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Somebody's got to have Atticus' back! It shall be me.

Niranjana said...

Anne.
After pondering this for a while, I realize my Atticus-love is all mixed up with Gregory Peck-love.

Melwyk said...

I'll have to go with Anne as well. I do admire Atticus. But I love Anne Shirley.

C.B. James said...

I'm going with Atticus.

Nicola said...

Anne for me too.

I'm the same as Niranjana, I think it's Gregory Peck I love more than Atticus Finch.

Corey Redekop said...

You are all nuts, swayed by years of CBC indoctrination.

Atticus all the way.

Stephanie said...

Atticus...all the way.

jeanne said...

In March I read and reviewed The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou. This brings my total of Canadian books to five!