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

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George and Lennie from Of Mice and Men

Friendship Type: The classic (and tragic) bromance 

Depression-era California. A plantation of migrant workers. A dream about rabbits. Add a bromance between two down-and-out workmen who are living in  sustained low-grade misery, and you've got Steinbeck gold. What charms us about the friendship between Lennie, a simple, good-natured giant, and George, a gruff everyman, is how much they  care for one another, despite their differences. They're devoted to one another,  defend one another, and share a dream of a better future—all of which makes the ending of this story even more tragic. (But we're not going to tell you what it is, because we don't want to ruin your day.)

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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