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This week’s topic is-
Top Ten Things I like/dislike about romances in literature
I actually thought pretty hard about this and found it very difficult to come up with specifics. Somethings just annoy me for no reason, so instead I picked 10 romances that I like/dislike.
Romeo & Juliet
I know they are supposed to be the quintessential romantic couple, but please! Maybe I am too old and pragmatic, but she is 13!!! She meets him one night, marries him the next day, and is dead within the week. This should serve more as a cautionary tale for young girls to not fall for a pretty face and slick dialogue. And to listen to her parents.
Lizzy Bennet & Mr. Darcy
They fall in love despite first impressions. They are both strong, smart, and spunky. And he loves her fine eyes.
Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester
Again, another famous couple, but-hello- workplace sexual harassment?? And how does he forget about the wife in the attic? Jane- he locked his wife in the attic!!! Run away! Plus- isn’t she a little young for him??
Rhett & Scarlett
Yes-they are toxic together, and she is a pretty bad person. Despite that, they are on fire together. I just wish she had figured it out before he left.
Daisy & Tom Buchanan
Too bad she didn’t have to guts to leave him-though I doubt she would have actually been happy with Jay Gatsby. Anything would be better than staying with a brute who thinks he is above everything- his vows, the law.
Jo March & Laurie
It was just mean of Alcott to refuse to marry Jo and Laurie. She said it was because she didn’t think the purpose of a woman’s life should only be to get married. I agree, but come on! Jo and Laurie were great together.
7. Dislike- Amy March & Laurie
Amy is a bitch- she burned the manuscript, and got to go to Paris-the trip Jo was supposed to have. Then she marries Laurie?? NO! Plus he loves Jo- how might it feel to marry a man you know loves your sister best?
Eowyn & Farmir
There isn’t a lot of romance in LOTR, so I will take what I can get. Aragorn and Arwen are awesome, but what about these other two? Poor Faramir almost dies trying to prove himself to his crazy ass father, and Eowyn almost dies trying to prove she is as much of a warrior as any other man in Rohan. They find each other and heal together. And the Faramir in the movie was hot.
Anna Karenina and Vronsky
He is a POS- only after the conquest. And she is a little too controlled by her urges. You’re a mom, Anna, how about some self control??
I was actually glad when she had a date with the rails. Harsh, but true.
Max De Winter & the 2nd Mrs. De Winter
I love Rebecca, and having the 2nd so quiet does help the story unfold, but this was an extremely dysfunctional relationship. Rebecca might have been awful, but at least she was a strong woman.
What romances do you like/dislike the most?