Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Anne Shirley VERSUS Marilla Cuthbert

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Anne Shirley VERSUS Vito Corleone), with a final score of 10-0 was Anne Shirley.

Anne takes down the mafia kingpin! Who knew she had that in her? Also interesting that all my voters were female last week. It's not surprising in one sense; since I joined the bookblogging world it quickly became apparent that us male bookbloggers are in the minority by a long shot. But I so badly want to know what the results would have been had the ten votes been male last week. (For what it's worth, I probably would have gone with Anne as well. I've not even read Puzo's The Godfather, I didn't like the movie, and quite frankly I hate mafia stuff. Can't stand it.)

Anyway, this is the official end of the GWC8. With 5 wins under her belt, Anne has is the champion and we retire her...almost. As per tradition, Anne needs to now take on last edition's winner, and holy cow, it's Marilla. Is this even fair? I'm not sure, but let's find out!

Vote in the comment section below before May 17th: Who is the better character?


Megan said...

Oh, geez. So difficult.

I would normally consider this a tie, but I'm going to vote for Marilla.

Loni said...

Oohh.. Interesting pairing. I'm going to go with Anne.

raidergirl3 said...

No,no it's not fair. At least Matthew isn't anywhere near this.

I think I pick Marilla.

Kate said...

I agree that this is the toughest choice in a long time! We see Anne over a much longer span of her life, growing from a girl to an adult to a mother; but Marilla is such a great character and Anne wouldn't have been Anne without Marilla.

I'm going to have to pick Marilla for her wisdom and her humour and her dry cynicism and for the fact that she makes me cry (in the books, not the movies).

Allison said...

Argh. Tough call.

I'm going to have to go with Marilla though.

gypsysmom said...

Having reached that time of life when I identify more with Marilla than Anne, I'm going to vote fore Marilla. But it's very, very close.

Bybee said...

Marilla! Marilla! Marilla!

Melwyk said...

For all the reasons everyone has already mentioned, I'll also go with Marilla. Tough call though!!

Nikki in Niagara said...

How cool is that for a pairing?! I'm definitely going to have to go with Marilla, too.