Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Literary Couples

by Donna K. Weaver

I don't always write romances, but I always have a romantic element in my books. Probably why it's never appealed to me to write Middle Grade.
But sometimes, literary couples don't work. It might be the intent of the author that they're a bad couple, but other times it's just that it doesn't work for me.

Couples I hate:

Andrew "Ender" Wiggins and Novinha
This is the one I hate the most. I absolutely loath this toxic relationship. Ender deserved so much better (from Speaker for the DeadXenocide, and Children of the Mind)
Catherine and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
Enough said.
Perrin and Faile in The Wheel of Time series. 
What can I say? This woman was so not good enough for him. I will concede that in the last book, she finally started improving but, seriously, I would not have grieved if she'd died (as so many beloved characters did).
Couples I like:

Jane and Rochester in Jane Eyre
Anne and Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables
Lucy and Nicholas in Moonrakers Bride

These are a few of mine. What are yours?


Brenda Gallaher said...

My faorite literary couple is Ann and Captain Wentworth from Persuasion.

Betsy said...

I really hated Bella and Edward. But then maybe they "deserved" each other. I loved Sense and Sensibility! The couple certainly went well together. Just can't remember their names off hand. I stink at that kind of thing. I can see the movie and how hot Alan Rickman is!