Search Menu

The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

The Weinstein Company


Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

I’m not saying Macbeth and Lady Macbeth aren’t perfect for each other—they are. But so were Bonnie and Clyde, and they went out pretty much the same way as the Macbeths: violently and as a result of their own hubris.

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are a trainwreck of a couple with more combined ambition and villainy than the Legion of Doom. At first, Macbeth is like, “Eh, maybe I shouldn’t kill the king, who is also my friend,” but then Lady Macbeth is like, “REAL MEN MURDER THEIR KINGS WITHOUT HESITATION,” and Macbeth is like, “Okay, okay, true.” Together, they commit all kinds of murder until (eventually) it catches up with them.

Basically, they’re a power couple who bring out the worst in each other and die as a result.

Topics: Books
Tags: harry potter, twilight, relationships, wuthering heights, books we love, the great gatsby, classic literature, literary couples, macbeth, a midsummer night's dream, unhealthy relationships, toxic relationships, fictional relationships, the opposite of relationship goals

Write your own comment!

About the Author

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

Wanna contact a writer or editor? Email