(I'm also participating in Blonde Episodes' Valentine's Day link-up. Scroll down for my response!)
1. Romeo and Juliet--portrayed by Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Franco Zeffirelli's movie adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play.
2. Cleopatra and Mark Antony-portrayed by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
4. Layla and Majnun--OK, this one I admit I had never heard of, but you can read about them here
5. Tristan and Iseult (Isolde)--pictured portrayed by James Franco and Sophia Myles in the 2006 movie adaptation
6. Eloise and Abelard
7. Paris and Helena--portrayed by Orlando Bloom and Diane Krueger
8. Orpheus and Eurydike
9. Napoleon and Josephine--portrayed by Armand Assante and Jacqueline Bisset
10. Cyrano and Roxane
11. Pyramus and Thisbe
12. Werther and Lotte
14. Jane Eyre and Rochester--(portrayed by Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska) The romance from my favorite novel of all time! It gives hope to every young girl who isn't beautiful that the man of her dreams can still fall madly, passionately in love with her. Who can forget Jane's impassioned speech to Rochester, just before he declares his love for her:
"Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you."
15. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler--(famously played by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable) From one of my favorite books and movies, Gone With the Wind.
Got any favorites here?--or couples that you think should be added to the list? Let me know in my comments section!
Now for the link-up, hosted by Blonde Episodes. Kori is asking:
What does love mean to you?
Here's my reply...
Love is meeting the needs of another.
Love's not a feeling--it's an action!
The best expression of what love is all about comes from I Corinthians chapter 13 in the Bible:
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails...
...13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.Go here to join the link-up!