The Most πŸ’― Toxic ☒️ Relationships πŸ‘« in LiteratureπŸ“š ...


Ever wondered what the most toxic relationships in literature are? The world of literature is filled with every kind of story, character and theme you can possibly imagine. It can be read for a good old-fashioned dose of escapism, but it can also be used to explore narratives that are controversial, uncomfortable and dare we say, toxic? It might say something about our obsessions and guilty pleasures as people, but it would be fair to say that some of the most talked about and most memorable relationships in literature have been some of the most twisted and toxic. Whether your favourite genre is romance, fantasy, drama or horror, there are always terrible but tantalising toxic relationships to get involved with over the course of a few hundred pages! To give you a taste, here are some of the most toxic relationships in literature.

1. Romeo and Juliet

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This has got to be one of the most toxic relationships in literature. Some see this as the essential example of a star-crossed romance that defies all other boundaries, whilst others see it as the essential example of a self-destructive, teenage angst-filled romance that had no other direction to go than a disaster! When a first love ends in double suicide, then there is a more than valid argument to take away the wistful romance of the circumstances and the beautiful language, and see Shakespeare’s teenage tale for what it really is, a toxic nightmare!

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