Friday, May 29, 2009

Vote For Your Favorites!

You'll remember that awhile back, the Guardian UK came out with a list of 1000 Novels that Everyone Must Read. Now, in association with Nintendo's 100 Classic Book Collection, they are allowing readers to vote for some of their favorite literary characters. Here are the categories and the nominees:
  • Most Romantic Heroine: Anne Elliot (Persuasion), Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre), Tess Durbeyfield (Tess of the D'Urbervilles), Becky Sharpe (Vanity Fair), Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra).
  • Most Romantic Hero: Orsino (Twelfth Night), Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights), Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), The Black Knight (Ivanhoe), Gabriel Oak (Far From the Maddening Crowd).
  • Most Irritating Character: Hamlet (Hamlet), Beth March (Little Women), Dr. Watson (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), Emma Woodhouse (Emma), Lemuel Gulliver (Gulliver's Travels).
  • Most Evil Villain: Iago (Othello), The Queen of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Bill Sikes (Oliver Twist), Count Fosco (The Woman in White), Magua (Last of the Mohicans).
  • Best Performance by an Animal: Black Beauty (Black Beauty), Buck (The Call of the Wild), Moby Dick (Moby Dick), The Bear (A Winter's Tale), Jip (David Copperfield).

So who is your favorite? Go here to vote! Here is how I voted (not to influence you!):

  • Heroine: Jane Eyre (surprise, surprise!)
  • Hero: The Black Knight (I refuse to vote for Heathcliff, and who doesn't love a gallant knight-at-arms)
  • Villain: Iago (super-bad)
  • Irritation: Emma Woodhouse (she is just so clueless!)
  • Animal: Black Beauty (lovely)

1 comment:

Lepidoptera said...

Romantic heroine - Anne Elliot

Romantic hero - Gabriel Oak - who else would hold out for true love in spite of her taking the longest time to figure out how right he is for her

Evil villain - Count Fosco - a self-centered meanie for sure

Irritating character - Emma - agreed

Animal - Black Beauty - also agreed