Love stories in all shapes and sizes

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By 807 Union St. Staff

The Staff of 807 Union Street compiled a list of four of the greatest love stories of all time.

1. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Even though Mr. Darcy is a pompous know-it-all and Elizabeth Bennett could be considered far too good for him in her self-righteous independence, their chemistry is undeniable. Jane Austen created one of the greatest love stories during a time when marriage was only considered for status and wealth.

 

2. Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell

This love story, set during the Civil War and Reconstruction era, is the story of protagonist Scarlett O’Hara, a daughter of a plantation owner, who falls in love with Rhett Butler.

 

3. Beauty and the Beast, produced by Disney

A tale as old as time…but basically Beast tricks Belle into falling in love with him. Kind of twisted right? But he just needs love! Belle ends up falling for the Beast, before the dreaded rose sheds its final petal. The Disney movie is best known for its famous ballroom dancing scene.

 

4. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë

Heathcliff and Catherine’s is a dark but rich love story, and with the gothic aspects of the novel you have to admit that Heathcliff is really just creepy, skulking through those moors.

 

Whether one dies, no one dies or both die, these tragic romances are some of the greatest of all time.

1. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

The miscommunication here never ceases to amaze. How could two people who knew each other for two days want to kill themselves due to depression, and without making sure the other one was actually dead first? This is some classic lovesickness gone terribly wrong.

 

2. Titanic, directed by James Cameron

Although Jack and Rose had only known each other for the total of a few days, no one could deny their chemistry. Still, we have to wonder, couldn’t Rose have made some more room for him on that plank of wood? But then again, maybe it wouldn’t have made it to the top romantic tragedies of all time.

 

3. P.S. I Love You, directed by Richard LaGravenese

Gerry dies and leaves behind a widower, but has a plan to keep him in her heart for a while after he’s gone. As sweet as it is to send your wife letters from beyond the grave, it’s also kind of morbid. But it’s the thought that counts.

 

4. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks

If Noah wrote Aly 365 letters, why couldn’t she just text him back? Noah pursues Aly with great intent, and together they grow old together.  However, Aly has Alzheimer’s, and no longer remembers who Noah is.

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