Friday, February 13, 2009

Literary Couples

Oh Valentine's Day, what to say? Well, I'm not really a lover or hater of Valentine's Day, just like any other holiday its a reason to celebrate! When I was a kid, it was all about exchanging those cute little cards and getting candy (yay). When I had a boyfriend for quite a few years (which was mostly long distance) we usually didnt get to see each other on the actual day and would "celebrate" another day. Now that I'm single, Valentine's Day is a day to go out with my single girlfriends and have a good time. On Saturday I plan on buying myself some chocolate, some champagne and hitting the town with my ladies.
So, your probably wondering how I'm going to tie this into books. Well there is really no transition here, but I noticed a few of the book blogs I read listed some of their favorite (or most moving) fictional couples, in honor of the approaching holiday of love. So here are some of mine (OK some of these are from movies too) random order:
  • Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen (Twilight)
  • Lancelot and Guinevere (medieval lit)
  • Elizabeth Benneft and Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Emma and Mr. Knightly (Emma)
  • Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale (The Scarlet Letter)
  • Odysseus and Penelope (The Odyssey)
  • Ariel and Eric (The Little Mermaid)
  • Vivienne and Edward (Pretty Woman)
  • Will Shakespeare and Lady Viola (Shakespeare in Love)
  • Sabrina, Linus and David Larabee (Sabrina)  
  • Princess Ann and Joe Bradley (Roman Holiday) ... so this one didnt end so happily, but i heart this movie!
  • pretty much every couple in love actually, ok this list is getting out of control! 
Who are your favorite fictional couples?

1 comment:

  1. I love that you listed Sabrina! Both movie versions are great, but Harrison Ford always steals the show...