Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Mean Girls

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. I'm sure they'd love to share your lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten list.


1. Caroline Bingley - Pride and Prejudice - Gah! If there is a person (other than Mr. Collins) that can make me loath Pride and Prejudice it is Caroline Bingley. Self-important, condescending, and generally just a terrible person! Every time I hear her name I think of this sketch from That Mitchell & Webb Look. It's kind of brilliant, you should watch it. 


2. Dolores Umbridge - Harry Potter - I hate this TROLL of a woman. Not only does she give Harry another scar, she is also incredibly prejudice against half bloods and anything that isn't purely human. She's not a Death Eater, but she's cruel enough to join their ranks. Seriously, this woman is foul. 


3. Bellatrix Lestrange - Harry Potter - If Voldemort is Hitler, Bellatrix is Eva Braun. She's completely off balanced and lies to serve the Dark Lord. Oh, did I mention she loves torturing people? It's one of her favorite pass times. She doesn't have loose morals, she lacks a moral compass all together. One of my biggest pet peeves are people who go around saying "Oh, Bellatrix is so cool. If I were a witch I'd be just like her." Really? You'd be a psychopath who kills for the fun of it? That's cool, I'm just going to go call the police now.

4. Hilly Holbrook - The Help - Hilly's the traditional kind of Bitchy. Overbearing and unbearable to be friends with, but the head of all things social in a her Southern Town. Her bitchiness comes out in her opinions, which are racists, classiest, everything-terrible-you-can-imagine-ist...What makes her really terrible is that she says such horrible things with a smile and a perfectly made up public face. Barf.

5. Margaret Beaufort - The Red Queen - The conniving narrator of the latest Phillipa Gregory novel, Margaret Beaufort was raised to think highly of herself, and her offspring. She's infuriating. I get it, she's a strong woman making a way for herself in uncertain times when she should, by all accounts, have nothing of her own. This doesn't stop her from being a conniving bitch, and a completely infuriating narrator.

6. Estella - Great Expectations - I haven't read Great Expectations. I haven't seen whatever movie versions exists of it. When I was musing about this list earlier tonight my roommate's immediate response was Estella. I trust my roommate, she's pretty awesome, so whoever this person Estella person is get's a place on my too-short list. 

My lists seem to be getting shorter and shorter lately, I'll have to fix this for next week. Happy Tuesday!


11 comments:

Sophia said...

I've got Hilly and Estella on my list too - it was a difficult topic this week!

http://sophiasbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/top-ten-mean-girls-in-books.html

Red said...

I have Caroline Bingley and Umbridge on my list too. Actually those are the only 2 I could come up with but Estella is a great choice as well!

Lisa said...

Dolores and Bellatrix made my list too. I completely agree with Estella and Hilly too. Both of them make me cringe.

DanyStormborn said...

I had Margaret Beaufort for The Constant Princess, she is such an infuriating character to read about. I'm not sure I'll enjoy reading The Red Queen if it is from her perspective.

gautami tripathy said...

You listed good!

Check out my bad girls in my Top Ten post!

Reading Rachel said...

Caroline, Umbridge and Hilly made my list as well. I have a hard time coming up with 10 some weeks as well. What can you do?

Rachel-Endless Reading

Cyndi M. said...

#'s 1, 2, & 3 are on my list! They are popping up on a lot of lists, so they must be pretty evil, lol!

Dani said...

Love Mitchell and Webb, that clip is hilarious! Great choices.

Andrea said...

I have Bellatrix and Hilly on my list too!

Reading Lark's Top 10

Cozy in Texas said...

Great post. There always seems to be one of those women in any group doesn't there?
Ann

lucybirdbooks said...

Umbridge deserves more than a slap! Someone commenting on another Top 10 Tuesday I read said they wanted to slap Bella from Twilight, I agree, she's such an idiot