Love, Victorious

Love, Victorious

Ada and Arindal
mortal and fairy permitted to stay together. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, The Fairies, Westerman, 202]
Babbie
gypsy wins clergyman despite opposition of town. [Br. Lit.: The Little Minister]
Beatrice and Benedick
witty rebels against love; become enamored. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]
Bell, Laura
wins Pendennis’s love despite his slavish admiration for wealth. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis, Magill I, 726–728]
Bennet, Elizabeth
neither pride nor prejudice can cover up love for Darcy. [Br. Lit.: Pride and Prejudice, Magill I, 180–183]
Berling, Gosta, and Countess Elizabeth
marry after many years of misunderstanding and misadventure. [Swed. Lit.: Lagerlof Gosta Berling’s Saga in Benét, 412]
Bezuhov, Pierre
long in love with Natasha Rostov; united after the deaths of his wife and her lover. [Russ. Lit.: Tolstoy War and Peace in Magill I, 1085]
Castlewood, Lady and Henry Esmond
both undergo many trials before he realizes their love and they marry. [Br. Lit.: Henry Esmond]
Cellini and Teresa
their love prevails, despite jealous suitors and duels. [Fr. Opera: Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini, Westerman, 169–170]
di Ripafratta, Cavalier
avowed woman-hater falls to innkeeper’s feminine charms. [Ital. Lit.: The Mistress of the Inn]
Dodsworth, Sam
finally leaves hypocritical wife for true love. [Am. Lit.: Dodsworth]
Doone, Lorna
John and Lorna’s love wins over many obstacles. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
Elliott, Anne
nine years after her family made her give up her fiancé, they meet again and are united. [Br. Lit.: Persuasion in Magill I, 734]
Ernesto and Norina
their schemes permit love to conquer. [Ital. Opera: Donizetti, Don Pasquale, Westerman, 123–124]
Frithiof and Ingeborg
childhood lovers separated for years by court intrigue, finally reunited [Nor. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 275]
Ione and Glaucus
though threatened by jealous rivals, a murder plot, and volcanic eruption, they eventually attain happiness. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii]
Jones, Tom
eventually marries Sophia Western, his sweetheart from early childhood, after they have been kept apart by his adventurousness and unknown antecedents. [Br. Lit.: Fielding Tom Jones]
Ladislaw, Will
finally marries Dorothea, despite her family’s protests. [Br. Lit.: Middlemarch, Magill I, 588–591]
Lavinia
after war, affianced to Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Levin and Kitty
long kept apart by her early refusal, their pride, and misunderstanding, they are eventually united. [Russ. Lit.: Tolstoy Anna Karenina]
Lucia and Renzo
peasants whose marriage, long thwarted by the machinations of a local baron, is eventually consummated. [Ital. Lit.: Manzoni The Betrothed in Magill II, 88]
Nanki-Poo
wins Yum-Yum despite his self-exile to defy his father’s commands. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan The Mikado]
Nikulaussön, Erlend
despite social convention, he wins Kris-tin’s hand. [Nor. Lit.: Kristin Lavransdatter, Magill I, 483–486]
Peer Gynt
Solveig loves Peer Gynt, despite his life of wandering, and finally wins him. [Nor. Drama: Ibsen Peer Gynt in Sobel, 531]
pierced heart
Renaissance emblem, with motto, “Love conquers all.” [Art: Hall, 146]
Pontmercy, Marius
despite grandfather’s forbiddance, marries Cosette. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Prince Charming
handsome suitor fulfills a maiden’s dreams. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella]
Rowena
loved by Ivanhoe, who finally claims her hand. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]
Taming of the Shrew, The
Lucentio wins Bianca despite the machinations of his rivals and the objections of her father. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew]
Tamino and Pamina
undergo trials and confinement before being united. [Ger. Opera: Mozart The Magic Flute in Benét, 619]
Western, Jasper
Bumppo relinquishes his claim on Mabel to Jasper, whom Mabel loves. [Am. Lit.: The Pathfinder, Magill I, 715–717]
Wickfield, Agnes
her love for David, long concealed, is fulfilled after his first wife dies. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperfield]