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

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Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series

Friendship Type: Soulmates

Soulmates. The word itself conjures fantasies of a serendipitous meeting, a mutual epiphany, and a shirtless Ryan Gosling (probably). So Fred and George Weasley might not be who first spring to mind when you hear the term: they’re related, they’re identical, they're boasting the same truly awful, 70s-style hairdos. But they also finish each other's sentences, speak in unison, and share the same devil-may-care courage and spectacular sense of humor. They make their common dream a reality by dismantling the reign (and psychological wellbeing) of Dolores Umbridge via guerilla warfare tactics, and then they open a magic shop, bringing hilarious practical jokery and puking pastilles to the clamoring masses. And when the unthinkable happened, and one of these soulmates passed through the veil, our hearts broke right along with the rest of Weasleys. I'm not crying, you're crying.

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 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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