But when Shakespeare wrote about love, it was about many different kinds of love, and there usually are no ‘happily ever after’ endings. “As an abstract concept, love is typically taken to represent a range of human emotions, from simple feelings of pleasure to overwhelming and ineffable attraction towards another person” (Ahmetoglu, Swami, and Chamorro-Premuzic). The main theme of the play is love and this statement is a good example of the different types of love in Othello. While the love between Othello and Desdemona takes center stage, there is many different love relationships in the play as well. In the play you can see familial, friendly, unrequited, true, and sexual love.
The two poems Valentine and Sonnet 116 were written in two extremely different ways, four hundred years apart from each other. This means that the way in which they are written and the words that are used contrast greatly, but the same language devices and points are put across. The poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy is an unusual love poem that 'explodes' romantic clichés and replaces them with an onion. The poem Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare is a typical Shakespearean sonnet that explains all about the 'conditions' of true love and marriage. The language devices used in Valentine and Sonnet 116 are very similar and used to portray their attitudes towards love and relationships.
The romantic love of Romeo and Juliet has become very popular and is the ideal example of star-crossed lovers. The love of family honor is what keeps these lovers apart: the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. The purpose of this essay is to provide examples of these two types of love, which will then be compared and contrasted. People should understand Romeo and Juliet, and further study its themes to build up a successful literature pathway. Romantic love is the most basic type, where two people have a mutual connection of love towards each other.
When we talk about what love is, people will give all kinds of definition of the love that they think it is. Love is painful, love is happy, love is sad, and love is also selfish, what I know about love is just a feeling that you care about someone so much, and you can do everything for him. The author sets the scene with the two couples sitting around a table drinking gin and having a little conversation. The real story begins when the topic of love comes up. Terri, Mel’s wife, a skinny girl with a pretty face, dark black eyes, and long brown hair, the cardiologist Mel, Nick and his wife Laura are the four characters.
However there is a change in tone of the final stanza. Courtly love is a central motif in “Les Grands Seigneurs”, evoking knights, castles, damsels and troubadours. However, courtly love is ultimately acknowledged as only “play”, which has to give way to the serious reality of marriage. There is an ironic tone to the poem, and a hint of black humour. This is a light hearted view of the gap between what we expect of relationships, and what we actually get.
Compare the ways the poet explores ideas of power in lgs and one other: The form of the poem seems quite conventional, laid out in four stanzas, and the poem begins by reflecting on conventionality. It is structured in two parts, however, with the first three stanzas describing romantic love before a dramatic turnaround in the final stanza showing how once married the man loses his power over the women and becomes less controlling and manipulative, the women becomes more ‘equal’ and gains more power over the man. The title Les Grands Seigneurs sounds grandiose, partly because it is French, a language associated with chivalry and courtly love in the medieval era. The term originally referred to aristocratic or noble men which means that men have a certain power and very much noticed for it. The third and fourth stanzas depict the narrator as she is viewed by men.
Love and Devotion in Cyrano de Bergerac and The Awakening Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand was a play about adult intimacy but not sex, where The Awakening by Kate Chopin was a novel about rebelling against love, and running out on your family. While Cyrano and Roxanne may not have had “true” love Cyrano devoted his life to her, whereas Edna simply had petty infatuation that hopped from subject to subject. True intimacy is much better than superficial, love-at-first-sight, pretty-face infatuation, because with age, that love disappears along with that pretty young face. Infatuation is a volatile elixir. Just as physical beauty is a temporary attribute.
‘To His Coy Mistress’ is a comedic depiction of unrequited love, showing how love can be represented in a light-hearted way whilst communicating the deeper significance of what it means to feel this way about someone. Likewise, ‘Sonnet 43’ presents us with a serious topic, portrayed in a carefree way. ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is set into three stanzas of unequal length, each showing a new stage in the relationship. The beginnings of each stanza are a giveaway as to what we should expect from it. ‘Had we’ tells us that the persona is fantasising about what could happen, and that the images created here have in fact not happened yet.
Compare ways in which Shakespeare presents a character changing in Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth. Shakespearean romantic comedies such as ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ feature one prominent aspect, complex love relationships amongst different pairs of characters, whereby the audience expects two or more characters to inevitably fall in love. Contrastingly, Shakespearean tragedies, like ‘Macbeth’, indulge in a noble and respected character changing into a tragic Hero, eventually resulting in his death. Similarly, one of the mutual features is the change in characters caused by external influences, whereby Leonato, Don Pedro and Claudio influence Benedick to love Beatrice, whilst the witches and Lady Macbeth influence Macbeth to kill the king; as other characters pursue this change, these changes are inevitable. However, Shakespeare presents Benedick’s change in a more positive and light-hearted manner, whilst Macbeth’s change revolves around negativity and wrong-doing as the approach to each individual genre is different, where comedies are humorous and happy, whilst tragedies are gloomy and grief-stricken.
The ending of a romantic comedy is meant to affirm the primary importance of the love relationship in its protagonists' lives, even if they physically separate in the end (e.g. Shakespeare in Love, Roman Holiday). The basic format of a romantic comedy film can be found in much earlier sources, such as Shakespeare plays like Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream. History Comedies since ancient Greece have often incorporated sexual or social elements. It was not until the creation of romantic love in the western European medieval period, though, that "romance" came to refer to "romantic love" situations, rather than the heroic adventures of medieval Romance Shakespearean comedy and Restoration comedy remain influential.