Like 2017's men's college basketball finals, the Middlemarch Madness championship round pits two heavily favored opponents against each other.
Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice were vociferously supported by the crowds over their rivals in every single bout. Only in this final round, when Galadriel's Twitter fans came out in force, did Mr. Darcy have a real adversary to contend with. Scout, as in every round before, handily defeated Robin Hood, though it was the closest battle of the bracket for her.
And now Mr. Darcy and Scout Finch will meet each other in the championship round in an epic literary clash. Will years of navigating the passive-aggressive social waters give Mr. Darcy an edge over Scout's tenacity? Or will Scout's ability to clearly see the world's injustices give her the extra strength needed to defeat Mr. Darcy's strong but silent stubbornness?
You decide! Vote below, and the Middlemarch Madness champion will be revealed later this week.