As a nod to St. Valentine’s Day we are going to talk about our favorite literary couples.
I am pleased to see contemporary fiction mixed in with some of the timeless classics. The Bronte Sisters made the list. My Senior Thesis Paper saw Heathcliff as a Hero. I got an A- and a good story to go with it. How, I Made a Thesis Paper Look Like I Was the Person Who Typed It.
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Here are 8 of the most messed up, romantic, page-turning couples from literature, ever (spoiler-alert).
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Scarlett and Rhett – Gone With The Wind
‘No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, by someone who knows what he’s doing.’
Estella and Pip – Great Expectations
‘The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible.’
Ron and Hermoine – Harry Potter
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth…’
Cathy and Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights
‘Nelly I am Heathcliff…He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.’
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy – Pride and Prejudice
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife’
Jane and Mr. Rochester – Jane Eyre
To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character—perfect concord is the result.’
Romeo and Juliet – Romeo and Juliet
‘Romeo, Romeo, whereforart thou Romeo?’ and ‘But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!”
Peeta & Katniss – The Hunger Games
You love me. Real or not real?” I tell him, “Real.”’ – (Mockingjay)