Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: The Semi-Finals

We’ve gone from 64 contenders to four!

Today we’re going to determine who makes it into the final round. Sharpen your #2s, and let’s make some tough choices.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

21 replies on “Middlemarch Madness II: The Semi-Finals”

Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout.

If two HP characters win two years in a row, with Lyra not even making it to the finals, I will have a tantrum.

And if Elizabeth Bennett wins…well, let’s not even go there.

PS I’m already thinking of who to propose next year: Ms. Frizzle!

I’ve got a little of that going on with her, although it’s been a long time since I’ve read the book, so maybe it would be different now.  I mean, Scout seems cool and all, but I remember liking To Kill a Mockingbird for a whole lot of reasons, and Scout as a character not really being one of them.  I don’t DISLIKE her, I just never really found her to be very compelling as a character.

I thought the decision between Elizabeth Bennet and Arya Stark would be harder, but no… Arya Stark, before she’s even a teenager, has defied death and used her wits to stay alive when so many who are older and wiser and stronger have died. In comparison, Elizabeth Bennet married a rich man. No contest there.

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