Top 10 Best Literary Couples

The Top Ten

1 Elizabeth Bennet - Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)

Love them, favourite character ever is Mr Darcy

2 Heathcliff - Catherine Earnshaw Linton (Wuthering Heights)

Romantic love takes many forms in Wuthering Heights: the grand passion of Heathcliff and Catherine, the insipid sentimental languishing of Lockwood, the coupleism of Hindley and Frances, the tame indulgence of Edgar, the romantic infatuation of Isabella, the puppy love of Cathy and Linton, and the flirtatious sexual attraction of Cathy and Hareton. These lovers, with the possible exception of Hareton and Cathy, are ultimately self-centered and ignore the needs, feelings, and claims of others; what matters is the lovers' own feelings and needs.

Heathcliff and Cathy E. Linton? I DON'T THINK SO! Heathcliff + Sonja = best literary couple. Heathcliff and Sonja are only shown in Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats (1984). Isabella also appears in Phineas & Ferb. - playstationfan66

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3 Jane Eyre - Rochester (Jane Eyre)

Mrs. Reed is Jane's aunt. She despises her and allows her own children to bully Jane. Later we see how all three Reed children grow up to be miserable and unpopular. When Jane's wealthy uncle, John Eyre, writes (from Madeira) with the aim of adopting Jane, Mrs. Reed writes back to inform him that Jane is dead. Dying, Mrs. Reed asks for, and receives, Jane's forgiveness.

4 Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler - Rhett Butler (Gone With The Wind)

She made me scarlett. And the guy I love loves his cousin (true). He's a daydreamer like ashley, and she's so sweet (ugh) like melly. I am so in love with him and the guy who loves me is rich and self-centered, like rhett.
My life's just another GWTW

5 Melanie Hamilton Wilkes - Ashley Wilkes (Gone With The Wind)

George Ashley Wilkes is a true southern gentleman. Born in 1836, he enjoyed the beautiful things in life, such as literature and music. His mother died when he was young, so one of his sisters, India Wilkes, became the lady of the house. He also had another sister, named Honey Wilkes.
Ashley Wilkes had known for some time that he would marry Melanie Hamilton, his cousin. "The Wilkeses always marry their cousins. " His youngest sister, Honey, was engaged to Charles Hamilton, Melanie's brother. Ashley and Melanie's engagement was not announced for some time because "Miss Melly wasn't well. " But, with all the war talk going around, they decided to annouce it before a war did start.

6 Mr. Maximilian de Winter - Mrs. de Winter (Rebecca)

Mrs. De Winter meets Maxim in Monte Carlo where she's working as a paid companion to Mrs. Van Hopper.
She falls in love with Maxim and agrees to marry him. She accompanies him to Manderley after the honeymoon.
At Manderley, she meets Mrs. Danvers, who seems to hate her. She begins to feel that everybody is comparing her unfavorably to Maxim's first wife, the late Rebecca. Mrs. De Winter begins to feel more at home when it's decided that a costume ball will be held in her honor. She's excited about surprising everyone with her fabulous costume.

7 Hamlet - Ophelia (Hamlet)

We do know that Ophelia is torn between two contradictory poles. Her father and brother believe that Hamlet would use her, that he would take her virginity and throw it away because she could never be his wife. Her heart has convinced her that Hamlet loved her, though he swears he never did. To her father and brother, Ophelia is the eternal virgin, the vessel of morality whose purpose is to be a dutiful wife and steadfast mother. To Hamlet, she is a sexual object, a corrupt and deceitful lover. With no mother to guide her, she has no way of deciphering the contradictory expectations.

8 Emma Woodhouse - Mr. George Knightley (Emma)

When Emma and he discussed Frank's deferred visits, the principles by which he condemned Frank were valid, "There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do if he chooses, and that is his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution" (p. 141) and "Respect for right conduct is felt by everybody" (p. 142). These are fundamental principles for Austen. Frank's subsequent behavior justified Knightley's disapproval. On the surface, Mr. Knightley's objections to Frank appeared to be reasonable

9 Romeo Montague - Juliet Capulet (Romeo and Juliet)

Romeo, the son of Montague, runs into his cousin Benvolio, who had earlier seen Romeo moping in a grove of sycamores. After some prodding by Benvolio, Romeo confides that he is in love with Rosaline, a woman who does not return his affections. Benvolio counsels him to forget this woman and find another, more beautiful one, but Romeo remains despondent.

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10 Hermione Granger - Ron Weasley (The Harry Potter Series) V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Bridget Jones - Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones's Diary)
12 Jane Bennet - Charles Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)
13 Mia Thermopolis - Michael Moscovitz (The Princess Diaries)
14 Buttercup - Westley (The Princess Bride)
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