9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

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Jo and Laurie in Little Women

Friendship Type: You Complete Me

Jo’s too outspoken and tomboyish for her family, and Laurie’s not manly enough for his grandfather—so naturally, they become great friends, finding genuine companionship while sticking it to society’s expectations for how they should behave.

When Laurie proposes, Jo senses a possible disruption in their comfortable platonic relationship, so she shoots him down, and he gets over the rejection by randomly throwing a love dart at Jo's sister Amy. Jo’s off the hook, Laurie lands a March woman, and Amy gets a husband with absolutely no awkwardness attached at all. Balance restored. Sort of. I don’t stay up at night plotting alternate weddings at all. I swear.

Topics: Books
Tags: classic lit, pride and prejudice, literature, sherlock holmes, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde, classic literature, huckleberry finn, fictional characters, little women, fred and george weasley, literary friendships, ain't no friendship like a literary friendship cuz a literary friendship don't stop

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Damien Galeone

Damien Galeone is a university teacher and writer living in Prague, where he moved thirteen years ago in search of adventure but instead started teaching English. He lives with a cat who’s plotting his murder and he has written lots of stuff that you can find on the internet. His grandmom ab-so-lut-ely loved his novel Senseless and his book of stories Christmitzvah; otherwise they were mostly ignored. His life's dream is to open a hotdog shop, where his allegiance to mustard vs ketchup would remain 68/32.

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