Who is your favorite literary couple and why?
Okay, first of all, sorry this post is late. I started to write it yesterday, but then the mail came bringing with it my credit card bill, mortgage bill, and power bill. Needless to say, I lost that loving feeling. But today's anew day! So, without further ado, my favorite literary couple:
Jean Grey and Wolverine. <3
Okay, so maybe I'm cheating a little. But comic book characters can be considered literary, right? Right???
Even though Jean ended up marrying d-bag Scott, the sexual tension between Jean and Logan has remained strong over the last fifty years.
And their relationship has been pushed to the limits time and time again. Because of Jean's omega level powers, she alone can house the Phoenix Force - an entity that travels the galaxy destroying what doesn't work. So, with all the damage humans have inflicted on the earth due to wars and pollution, you can kind of imagine how the Phoenix feels about humans. But, luckily, Logan is always ready to stop Jean when she's on the verge of losing control and wiping out humanity. Unfortunately, this means killing her.
To be fair, that last panel is not Logan killing Jean to stop the Phoenix Force, but to keep her from suffering as their space ship hurtles into the sun. And because he cannot kill himself, this is what happens to Logan:
But I digress.
There's something horribly tragic, and yet romantic about a love that cannot be. And, while Jean's (currently) still dead, I can't help but wait, hope, and wish for her and Logan's happy ending.
On that note, I'll leave you with this:
If you want more X-Men, be sure to check out Marvel's website. If you feel like there's too much history to catch up on, don't worry! I got you covered. Just watch this and you're up to date.
For more literary love, check out Kate's post from yesterday and Eric's post
So, how about you? Who are your favorite literary loves?