Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday: Fictional Friendships

Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm has come up with a topic for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday that, well, should be easy to fill. But, other than the usual ‘friendships’ which we all know—Frodo and Samwise, Harry, Hermione and Ron—I want to try come up with 5 different friendships to share with you—characters from my childhood.

#1. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet — yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking, how far has this woman regressed that her first choice is a stuffed bear and a pig. But bear with me, I grew up with Pooh and Piglet and the occupants of the 100 Acre Woods, who were also great friends to me as a child, taking me on many adventures.

#2. The March Sisters — Through thick and thin, and hell and high water, the March sisters from Little Women stick together no matter what. Proving that, sometimes, your best friends can be found in your own family.

#3. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson — As I read a lot of Sherlock stories growing up, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include these two, and their strong but very unusual friendship.

#4. Nettie and Celie — From Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, these two sisters again, exemplify that a deep and abiding love and friendship can overcome some of the worst abuses life has to offer us.

#5. Anne Shirley and Diana — This pair of friends, whose friendship spanned years, if not decades. From L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series.

And, because I really have to mention that very, eh, famous set of books, from J. R. R. Tolkien, I nominate Merry and Pippin too—these two hobbits had one another’s backs throughout their ordeals but also, everyone else’s too.

So, who are your favourite fictional friends?

11 Comments

  1. OMG, you mentioned some of my favourites <3
    I looove Anne Shirley and Diana. I was so into the books when i was 12, that my mum also read it with me, and even now, 20 years on we are still laughing about them getting drunk and being spooked out in the woods 😀

    And Pigle + Pooh are so cute too!

    This is an awesome list. One day i may even read Little Women.

    • Yeah, I too grew up with the Anne of Green Gables series, and still have fond memories. I think they’re enduring and endearing.

      And who doesn’t love the bear and the pig? More stories from childhood, along with Alice in Wonderland.

      Oh, and Little Women, I had to read for school as part of Eng Lit classes. But still, I really enjoyed it, because it was one we all took turns reading in class, like the Narnia books.

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  3. OMG yes, Sherlock and Watson. That’s like the most iconic friendship in literary history. I’m super ashamed that I didn’t think of that!

    my list is on my blog 🙂

    • There are so many great choices, Becks, that I decided to stick with childhood reads, as it’s difficult to decide. 😀

  4. Of course Sherlock and Watson!!!!!!!!!!! How could I forget this brilliant pair of friends Alexandra!

  5. I love Winnie the Pooh and Piglet – that one’s perfect. I also love Anne and Diana. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Harry and Hermione – I’m influenced by my daughters. 🙂

    • Indeed, Naomi, endearing characters that are still beloved. As is Anne. These characters will all transcend the age they were written in, and I think that’s because of the friendships.

    • I think just about everyone knows who they are, and love this pair of beloved characters. 😀

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