Top Ten Tuesday: Mean Girls

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish for all of us that love lists.  This week's topic is Top Ten Mean Girls.  I had to really give it some thought, since I would probably choose a slightly more, ummm, colorful word to describe most of these women (rhymes with "stitch, if you know what I mean).  I only got up to eight before I ran out of time, but they are pretty representative of the type, I think!

1. Miss Hilly from The Help-I don't know if it was her shocking-by-today's-standards racism, or just her general mean-spiritedness, but she was a character I loved to hate.

2.  Cruella Deville from 101 Dalmations-A fur coat from puppies, do I really need to explain more than that?

3. The Trunchbull, from Matilda-She was the headmistress from Hell, until Matilda gave her her comeuppance!

4.  Lady MacBeth, from, well, you know where-I don't care how bad she felt about it later (out, damned spot!), she started that whole miserable mess.

5. Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest-What a horrible, nasty, cruel person she was!

6.  Mrs. John Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility-Her greed and general snootiness make her a perfect Vistorian mean girl!

7.  Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter-Again with the racism!  Muggles unite!

8.  The White Witch from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe-The movie version of her was exactly as I envisioned her when I read the books back in the early 1980s.  Haughty and cruel.


  1. Miss Hilly is a good choice!

  2. Great choices! Hilly made my list as well. Wasn't she just a witch? The Trunchbull was a great pick.

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  3. Great call on The Trunchbull! Dahl has created quite a few nasties!

  4. Fantastic list and I can't believe I forgot about Mrs. John Dashwood. Austen created some fantastic mean girl characters.

  5. THE TRUNCHBILL! Oh gosh, I didn't even think of her but props to you for thinking of her and including her! she is a horrible character, well worth a good slap. Umbridge, definitely. If i could slap one person, ever, in the whole world and history of literature, it would be her.


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