Books and movies transport you into a different world, a world full of love and romance, each story with a beauty of its own, each character with his own definition of love, every page reciting a delicate tale of the heart and soul. Love comes in as many forms as these multifaceted characters, and we list some of them here:
1. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice
Their tale is that of honour, of mutual respect and basic admiration for each other’s self-esteem, which makes them a classic couple who have continue to be the readers’ favourite for centuries.
2. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger – Harry Potter
Best friends are the best partners. And you eventually fall in love with that one person who cares for you more than he cares for himself, that person who understands you better than you get yourself. And well, high school sweethearts literally!
3. Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters – The Fault in our Stars
Okay! Some kinds of love are forever and that love is unconditional, without complaints without demands, some stories span for a short while but last for a lifetime.
4. Edward Cullen and Bella Swan – Twilight
Where the lion fell in love with the lamb. This story might be weird, might be unusual but sure bears passionate testimony to the idea that all you need is to find your one true love is a thudding heart.
5. Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey – Fifty Shades of Grey
Though the book concentrates on BDSM, the essence of the story lies in the delicate relationship between the protagonists circled by a layer of lust and passion which culminates into love after all.
6. Gerry and Holly Kennedy – P.S. I Love You
Their love story will leave you in tears. You will be at a loss to decide whether to applaud Gerry’s beautiful gestures after he is gone or to clench your heart every time Holly opens up a letter. These two present to a wonderful plot where love never dies.
7. Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton - The Notebook
You play. You fight. You kiss. You hit. You love. You forget. You remind. You recite. You remember. Noah and Allie who were supposed to be no more than just a summer love affair end up taking their last breaths arm in arm, defining for us the most sought-after romance ever.
8. Peeta and Katniss - The Hunger Games
They were players and they won at love because victory is enjoyed best when together. They proved to the world that love and sacrifice is above winning the game and having your partner’s back will take you a long way.
9. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan – The Great Gatsby
Not exactly a love story, but their version of love entails obsession and pretty much unrequited love, though Gatsby pursues her for his entire life with the utmost devotion.
10. Henry and Clare – The Time Traveller’s Wife
They are madly in love but he has a tendency to disappear- not on purpose, but well! The unending uncertainty, unexplained urgency makes this unconventional love story quite unforgettable.
11. Will and Lou - Me before You
Love is beyond looks. Love is beyond capabilities. Love is beyond disabilities. All you need to succeed at love is the strength to go ahead, the will to support each other through thick and thin, to be together at any cost.
Got your own set of favourites? Let us know in comments below!
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