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Muse | Literature

three’s a crowd:

The Literary History of the Love Triangle (and why it will never die)

CAlvin Law explores our immense curiosity surrounding love triangles in literature

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he love triangle – or the clash of affections between at least three characters, often centered around one specific individual, the apple of various eyes – can be found in many of the greatest works of literature. Through the drama it generates, the love triangle structure has

achieved a permanent place in the history of English literature. Far From the Madding Crowd is a classic example of a literary love triangle and shows its narrative strength. Each of the the male suitors – Gabriel Oak, Frank Troy, and Wil-

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