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March 22 Favorites: Fictional Friendships.
Can I also say that alliteration is my favorite thing? Yes? Okay. On to the best buddies you’ll find in a book.
The Golden Trio-Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
Who isn’t going to lead off today with the three who made it through literally everything together? Starting off with murdery plant life & giant killer chess pieces, working up to dragons & Death Eaters, and ending with an actual epic battle. If the definition of love is “the giving of oneself for the benefit of another” then Harry, Hermione, and Ron are the definition of love.
The Fellowship of the Ring-Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
Specifically Samwise & Frodo, and Legolas & Gimli. But honestly the entire group is there for each other through trials innumerable. Aragorn, Gimli, & Legolas literally run through leagues of Rohan trying to save Pippin & Merry. Who take care of each other and survive being captured by Orcs. Everyone in the novels is just taking care of each other and making it through extreme situations and sacrifice.
Lucy & Mr. Tumnus-The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Lucy’s impetus to take down an entire evil regime is her friend Mr. Tumnus and his oppression under the White Witch. Think about it. If Lucy had never gone to tea with Mr. Tumnus and heard the stories about Narnia in summer, if she didn’t care about what happened to her new friend, none of the four Pevensies would have stayed in Narnia long enough to fulfill any kind of prophecy. Mr. Tumnus and his friendship with Lucy saved Narnia, and I’m sticking to that theory.
Elinor & Marianne Dashwood-Sense & Sensibility, Jane Austen
As complete opposites, Elinor and Marianne are still there for each other through everything life throws at them. They fight, sure, but they also make the effort to understand each other through all their differences. And when either of them needs support they don’t ask questions, they stand there like a sturdy pillar holding each other up. Now that’s what you need in a friendship.