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Love, Unrequited

418. Love, Unrequited

  1. Bashville footman; has noble, unrequited affection for heiress. [Br. Lit.: Cashel Byrons Profession ]
  2. Bede, Adam thought only of Hetty; she loved another. [Br. Lit.: Adam Bede ]
  3. Chastelard died for love of Mary, Queen of Scots. [Br. Lit.: Chastelard, Walsh Modem, 92]
  4. daffodil symbol of unrequited love. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 405]
  5. de Clèves, Princess secretly loves a man other than her husband. [Fr. Lit.: La Princesse de Clèves, Walsh Modem, 100]
  6. de Vargas, Luis seminarian falls for fathers fiancée. [Span. Lit.: Pepita Jiménez ]
  7. Dobson, Zuleika every Oxford undergraduate falls in love with and despairs over her. [Br. Lit.: Zuleika Dobson ]
  8. Echo pined for Narcissus till only voice remained. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 363; Br. Lit.: Comus, in Benét, 217]
  9. Elaine nursing Lancelot, she falls in love with him, but he loves Guinevere; she dies of a broken heart. [Br. Poetry: Tennyson Idylls of the King ]
  10. Goodwood, Casper his suit thrice rejected by Isabel Archer. [Am. Lit.: Portrait of a Lady in Hart, 669]
  11. Hoffmann thrice a loser when one girl turns out to be a mechanical doll, the second dies, and the third loves another man. [Fr. Opera: Tales of Hoffmann in Scholes, 1005]
  12. Krazy Kat to Ignatz, despite his efforts to dissuade her. [Comics: Horn, 436437]
  13. Mignon dies from hopelessness of love for Wilhelm. [Ger. Lit.: Wilhelm Meisters Apprenticeship, Walsh Modern, 266]
  14. Nureddin lovesick for Margiana, the Caliphs daughter. [Ger. Opera: Cornelius, Thief of Baghdad, Westerman, 256]
  15. OHara , Scarlett marriages to three other men fail to dim her love for Ashley Wilkes. [Am. Lit.: Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind ]
  16. Orsino, Count a priest committed to celibacy; loved by Beatrice. [Br. Lit.: The Cenci in Magill I, 131133]
  17. Porphyria comes in a winter storm to show her devotion, and her lover strangles her with her own tresses. [Br. Poetry: Browning Porphyrias Lover in Magill IV, 247]
  18. Ray, Philip locks deep within heart his love for Annie. [Br. Lit.: Enoch Arden in Magill I, 249250]
  19. Sasha Russian princess hopelessly loved by Orlando. [Br. Lit.: Orlando, Magill I, 698700]
  20. Standish, Miles (c. 15841656) declared love for Priscilla; received no response. [Am. Lit.: The Courtship of Miles Standish in Magill I, 165166]
  21. striped carnation symbol of loves denial. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 291]
  22. Treplev, Konstantin aspiring novelist; hopelessly enamored of actress, commits suicide. [Russ. Lit.: The Seagull ]
  23. Zenobia strong-minded woman; disappointed in love, drowns self. [Am. Lit.: Blithedale Romance ]

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