01/8Friendships in literature which give you squad goals
While all readers know books are like friends, some books will inspire even the most introverted to find a partner in crime and set off on an adventure. Many books, particularly modern ones, love showing a friendship that grows into a romance; but some books depict friendships so pure and real and that work so well together that you’ll get real #Squadgoals. No relationships are perfect, with only positive exchanges but the arguments and other ups and downs only help the characters grow and learn to be more empathetic. Here are some iconic friendships from literature:
02/8Sherlock and Watson
The relationship between the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson is enviable. They were flatmates and though they both had their own practice and field, they would work together on cases. This iconic friendship inspired it’s own line of literature, many mystery authors modeled their protagonists on these two and tried to give them a similar rapport.
Photo: Warner Bros.
03/8Princess Mia, Lilly and Tina
While there were other people in their extended school gang, the relationship between the three is excellent. Mia and Lilly were best friends since childhood, long before they ever knew Mia was a princess. Lilly is proud though and so often could be thoughtless and unempathetic, leading to her fighting with Mia and not being there for her when she should have been. That’s when Mia became friends with Tina who was always sweet, understanding and patient. The balance they have with Lilly’s cold practicality, Tina’s naive sentimentalism and Mia falling somewhere between them is sweet.
Photo: Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures(Tina wasn’t in the movie adaptation)
04/8Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix
Practical Asterix, whimsical Obelix and his pet Dogmatix were all loyal and dutiful. The team of the three of them would go on quests and had many adventures around the world. Their silly yet witty exchanges were always a delight to read.
05/8Harry, Ronald and Hermione
Harry Potter might have been the hero of the books but he would be the first to admit he would be nothing without his friends. Ron helped him assimilate into the magical world, giving him advice as a contemporary and was his first true friend. Hermione saved them all several times with her knowledge and dedication to whatever task she undertook. Though they fought, they were always there for each other and it was their combined skill, loyalty and courage that got them through all their adventures
Photo: Warner Bros
06/8Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn
Tom Sawyer was always known for making trouble but when he’d join up with Huck Finn, the trouble would always increase. Tom has a strict aunt but Huck didn’t have any supervision and his knowledge of the area helped them get into plenty of mischief. You see Huck grow in his own book and even grow beyond some of their childhood antics and the resulting arguments just add an element of realness to their relationship.
Photo: Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures
07/8Piglet and Winnie‑the‑Pooh
These two are the epitome of an encouraging relationship. Winnie‑the‑Pooh is friendly by nature and on good terms with everyone but Piglet is his closest friend. They live together and bring out the best in each other. Piglet is timid by nature, he always manages to find his courage with Winnie’s help.
08/8Tintin and Snowy
They say dog is man’s best friend and Snowy really proves that the way he looks out for Tintin on all the dangerous adventures he undertakes around the world. He even accompanies him to the moon! They always look out for each other when they’re in danger and most people must be envious of how well trained Snowy was to constantly stay close to Tintin without a leash. All dog owners are jealous of how dog-friendly the world seems to be in the books.