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Sunday, December 7

Jane Austen Character Throwdown

The results of last week's throwdown were rather surprising in my view. According to your votes, Mariah Rushworth, who received such a harsh sentence for her infidelity with Henry Crawford, received her just reward. Lydia Bennet, who got off relatively scot free, was spared your rod.

This week's throwdown is entirely different from any other that we've offered so far. Saturday was December 5th, when Sinterklaas's arrival from Spain is celebrated in The Netherlands, the land of my childhood. His companion, Swarte Piet helps Sinterklaas distribute toys for the good children and lumps of coal for the bad children. In your opinion, which of Jane's characters deserve to receive a lump of coal? You may choose as many characters as you like, and you may choose daily. We will announce the winner of this dubious present next week.

Lump of Coal Recipient

Jane Austen Character Throwdown
Mr. Elton, Emma
Mrs. Norris, Mansfield Park
Frank Churchill, Emma
John Thorpe, Northanger Abbey
Mr. Collins, Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Wickham, Pride and Prejudice
John Willoughby, Sense and Sensibility
Lucy Steele, Sense and Sensibility
Isabella Thorpe, Northanger Abbey
Sir Walter Elliot, Persuasion
General Tilney, Northanger Abbey
Fanny Dashwood,Sense and Sensibility
Henry Crawford, Mansfield Park
William Elliot, Persuasion free polls
Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World

1 comment:

sandyquill said...

This is an interesting question! Some of the characters act with malice aforethought, making them entirely deserving of the coal. Some are just acting according to their nature and even if you gave them the coal, might simply toss it in the fire as additional fuel without further contemplation.