Genre-crossed lovers

Megan Kaesshaefer  //  Feb 13, 2014

Genre-crossed lovers

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Daisy and Gatsby. Winnie and Jesse. Heathcliff and Catherine. Romeo and Juliet. Penelope and Odysseus. 

Given that tomorrow is Valentine's Day, we've been thinking a lot about love in literature. There are the famous, beloved couples from some of our favorite, classic love stories (see above) who we'll cherish forever and whose romances we'll return to time and time again. And then there are the couples we wish existed—the characters who may not hail from the same book (or even the same genre) but probably should have given it a go together considering their personalities, interests, and mutual awesomeness.

That said, we thought we'd play matchmaker and connect characters we believe might have made a perfect match. Here are our "genre-crossed lovers", if you will. 

  • Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) and Legolas (Lord of the Rings) — mutual affinity for archery. 
  • Anne (Anne of Green Gables) and Ron Weasley (Harry Potter series) – redheads unite.
  • The dashing and exceedingly rich Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) and the beautiful and exceedingly desperate Blanche Dubois (A Streetcar Named Desire) — Money can't buy either of them happiness, but she'd put the fortune he so badly wants to spend to use!
  • The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) and Miss Frizzle (The Magic School Bus) — what a creative, adventurous pair they would make. And imagine how crazy and cool their home would be decorated?
  • Elliot Baranski (The Colors of Madeline trilogy) and Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) — two people on a journey through worlds that keep surprising them. 
  • The White Witch (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) and President Snow (The Hunger Games) — seriously scary power couple.

So, which characters would you connect if you could?