5. Hester and Dimmesdale

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The secretive pairing that is at the centre of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic The Scarlet Letter is definitely toxic, one that is filled with secrets. From self-flagellation to public scorn to abandoning a family and eventually dying of literal shame, this was a union that was never going to end happily given the context and setting of the much read and widely regarded novel!

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