At first, I wasn't sure I could think of very many fictional couples but it turns out as my mind wheels get moving this morning, I can! So, today's topic from Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish is Favorite Fictional Couples in Books. Here's my list:
1. Marianne Dashwood and Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility - This is one couple that I root for right from the beginning as Colonel Brandon is introduced and I hope for Marianne to "see" him. There are a lot of ultimate couples(many will be naming one from P&P which I agree with too) in Jane Austen's works and that is such a credit to the way she can write about love, relationships and all of its natural complexities.
2. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series - I loved the enchanting progression of this naturally unfolding relationship in the HP series.
3. Chris Nielsen and Annie from What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson - This whole relationship is so complex and intricate which is hard to explain.
4. Mick Webber and Cara Jones from Pickup Games by Marcia Mickelson - This is a fun modern-day romance that might be unfolding at an office near you. So true to our day.
5. Sir Percy and Lady Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel - A classic example of how much do we really know about the one we love?
6. Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind - One of my favorite, although confusing, relationships that made me feel deeply to tear me up emotionally.
7. Fred and Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote - I love the way the narrator (dubbed "Fred") slowly realizes how much he cares for Holly but her reaction to his affection may deny her what she had been looking for all along.
8. Forrest and Jenny from Forrest Gump by Winston Groom - I love the ideals that Forrest romanticizes about Jenny from the beginning but their relationship path was anything but an easy path. An example of how individual choices can affect love life.
9. Irene and Young Jolyon from The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy - After so much tragedy on both accounts, it's wonderful to finally have a unique and happy love relationship here.
10. Aragorn and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings - I love the whole triangle of Aragorn, Arwen and Eowyn actually. I liked all characters and felt I could feel what they each hoped for in love.
Posted by Julie Tuesday, September 28, 2010