Saturday, June 30, 2012

Opinion?


The other day I asked Dustin who he thought was the most romantic couple in literature or in history? (Besides us of course ;) )

And now I'm asking you, who do you think is the most romantic couple?

I'm a sucker for a good romantic story, so I'm a big fan of Jane Austen and since I have been reading some old classics I have read some pretty good romances that are hard to beat. 

Well, to be honest I can't remember what Dustin said, I'm not sure if he even gave me answer,  I think it became more of a discussion since, thanks to me, he knows a lot of the romantic stories, that we could actually talk about some of them together; he is good man for watching all these movies with me.

As for me? I honestly have hard time picking just one, but my first two that popped in my head was Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester or Emma and Joseph Smith. 

 Last year  I read Jane Eyre and LOVED it, if you haven't read it you are missing out!
I really felt the characters were interesting and dynamic and felt more real than most characters in literature. I won't say any more because I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't read it, but it's probably my favorite book.

Then Emma's and Joseph's story has always melted my heart. Their marriage was far from easy and  not always glorious, but they were together through the thick and thin. I can't imagine what Emma went through with having child after child dying and seeing your husband get tarred and feathered and later killed.  I really fell like they had a good marriage and Joseph became a great prophet that he was because of Emma being by his side.

Anyway I would like to know who you think is the most romantic couple, and why?

Some other couples we talked about were:

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcey (Pride and Prejudice)
Emma and Mr Knightly (Emma)
Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights) 
Margarete and Scarlett Pimpernel (Scarlett Pimpernel) 

And the painting on top I just did for fun, as I have mentioned before I've been working on my painting skills. 

5 comments:

Scott and Clarissa said...

Even though I love Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice, I think I will have to say Anne and Gilbert are the most romantic couple because I can relate to their relationship. In their story, there is more about what happens after marriage. The story doesn't end with a wedding. I think the real romance and love comes after marriage with the joys and trials that come with life. Also, Emma and Joseph fit into that same category.

Jeff Bitton said...
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Rooneys said...

I love Emma and Joseph Smith! I just love there lives and story..if you have ever seen the movie Emma Smith My Story its amazing! but also I love your painting at the top! its amazing!

Aubrey said...

Ok Jess have you seen The Young Victoria?? If you haven't you must. My vote for the most romantic couple would be Queen Victoria and Prince Albert(who The Young Victoria is about) Their love was timeless and pure and they would literally die for each other(which is displayed in the movie). Just watch the movie Jess and I have a feeling you will agree with me!

Jessica W. Clark said...

Aubrey, I have seen that, and I totally forgot about them, yes they are on my list. I've seen Young Victoria, but there is another one called Victoria and Albert, which is 5 hours long, but it goes through their whole life until Victoria dies, it is very romantic. Even when Albert has passed away she still lays out an outfit for him everyday. I need to see both of those movies again.