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(Short List)   Twenty-five literary girls who'll break your heart. For the last time, Macbeth, bros before hoes   (shortlist.com) divider line 21
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2012-10-14 10:09:45 AM  
Estelle was a cocktease, and even Dickens had to deal with fanboy/fangirl shippers worse than Twihards.
 
2012-10-14 10:52:59 AM  
I don't know that Lolita should be on this list. Yeah, I guess that she did indeed break Humbert Humbert's heart, but he was a pederass. 12 year old, dude.

OK, to be a little more literary here: Humbert Humbert only saw this idealized image of Lolita he wanted to see, and it's hardly her fault that she wasn't what he wanted her to be. She's the victim, not him.
 
2012-10-14 11:25:03 AM  
Beauty, along with anti-magic cone, is in the eye of the beholder.
 
2012-10-14 11:29:23 AM  
Not clicking through the list. Lazy. Is Lucy Van Pelt on there? I'd snatch that football and lay her out on that psychiatrist desk. Oh wait, she's 8? I mean...never mind.
 
2012-10-14 11:30:46 AM  

jake_lex: I don't know that Lolita should be on this list. Yeah, I guess that she did indeed break Humbert Humbert's heart, but he was a pederass. 12 year old, dude.

OK, to be a little more literary here: Humbert Humbert only saw this idealized image of Lolita he wanted to see, and it's hardly her fault that she wasn't what he wanted her to be. She's the victim, not him.


Yep. Lolita was precocious, but no more so than many kids that age. Forget the movies, novel Humbert was a sadistic control freak and a sociopath.
 
2012-10-14 11:45:25 AM  
Agree that Lolita really shouldn't be on that list, for a number of reasons. First and foremost being that she's a "nymphet". If you're getting your heart broken by that, you've got bigger issues.
 
2012-10-14 11:45:30 AM  
Until my bros are cool with giving me handies, it will always be hoes before bros.
 
2012-10-14 12:09:14 PM  
'Literary' thread on FARK? I'm pretty sure Farkers only read comic books, Asimov, Bradbury and 'Goodnight Moon'.

With apologies to my fellow Vonnegut groupies.
 
2012-10-14 12:13:32 PM  

Dahnkster: 'Literary' thread on FARK? I'm pretty sure Farkers only read comic books, Asimov, Bradbury and 'Goodnight Moon'.


Fine, I'll lower the bar for you, here is a bad song the headline made me think of from the BoondocksNSFW Obviously
 
2012-10-14 12:16:43 PM  

jake_lex: I don't know that Lolita should be on this list. Yeah, I guess that she did indeed break Humbert Humbert's heart, but he was a pederass. 12 year old, dude.

OK, to be a little more literary here: Humbert Humbert only saw this idealized image of Lolita he wanted to see, and it's hardly her fault that she wasn't what he wanted her to be. She's the victim, not him.


I wouldn't either. She ran to an even bigger freak just to get away from Humbert Humbert. And in the end when he found her barefoot and pregnant and begged her to go with him, she refused. He knew why. Because it was he who had destroyed her life and not the other way around.

And I wouldn't put Lady Macbeth in their either. She didn't break anyone's heart. Stab it? Yes. She was just a murderer who went nuts. She got her just deserts. Was she a tragic figure? Not really. Any more than Richard III was a tragic figure. No one would call him a character who broke any hearts.
 
2012-10-14 12:17:16 PM  
Catherine from A Farewell To Arms breaks my heart. And my mind. And soul.
 
2012-10-14 12:24:35 PM  
What's worse than a slideshow? A slideshow arranged in a matrix, with tiny little pictures that require you to HOVER above them for vague hints about their content.
 
2012-10-14 12:33:38 PM  

Gunny Highway: Catherine from A Farewell To Arms breaks my heart. And my mind. And soul.


I've never cared much for Lady Brett Ashley, either. Jake should have run far, far, away.

Hmm. Papa sure had a gift for writing emasculating females. Wonder why?
 
2012-10-14 12:55:28 PM  
List fails without Scarlett O'Hara. Frankly, my dear.....
 
2012-10-14 01:24:06 PM  
Nastasya Filipovna
 
2012-10-14 01:27:34 PM  
I have only read Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy but George Smiley's wife is a heart breaker. Poor George.
 
2012-10-14 02:48:20 PM  

lovefirststool: Not clicking through the list. Lazy. Is Lucy Van Pelt on there? I'd snatch that football and lay her out on that psychiatrist desk. Oh wait, she's 8? I mean...never mind.


She's gotta be in her sixties by now.
 
2012-10-14 07:43:17 PM  
Nabokov sucks. That is all.
 
2012-10-14 09:48:25 PM  
List fails without Caddy Compson.
 
2012-10-15 11:18:32 AM  

Dahnkster: 'Literary' thread on FARK? I'm pretty sure Farkers only read comic books, Asimov, Bradbury and 'Goodnight Moon'.

With apologies to my fellow Vonnegut groupies.


I read Goodnight Moon at least once a week. It is awful to read but still better than most books on any AP English "Literature" list. At least Goodnight Moon is SUPPOSED to put you to sleep.
The Fyodor Dostoyevskies of the world can go frick themselves for writing their long-winded predictable garbage.
/I had no idea there would be both a light AND a red balloon in that room.
 
2012-10-15 11:50:20 AM  
I did it all for the nookie.
 
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