Touchstone is a character who has an individual opinion on the idea of love. His idea is unromantic, but practical. This can be seen in the following quote, “ by how much defence is better than no skill, by so much is a horn more precious than to want.” In this quote, touchstone implies that it is better to be cheated on rather than to have no woman at all and go on unsatisfied. This shows his practicality and also shows how he is quite selfish when it comes to love. “ he is not like to marry me well and, not being well married it will be a good excuse for me hereafter to leave my wife” , this quote illustrates his unromantic portrayal of love, as he is willing to go through great measures to avoid being tied down to one woman.
This implies that he may be suppressing his feelings towards Othello. He might also be in denial about his sexuality- his reasons for plotting against Othello do not make much sense and are not realistic- claims Othello slept with his wife, but he’s not sure but will go with it anyway< weak argument. Hides his motive, goes against S.T Coleridge< malicious malignity. Iago does have a reason; he is in love with Othello and wants to posses him completely. He is also jealous of Cassio, perhaps he thought he would get the position of lieutenant as he felt he and
He also uses a metaphor to convey his opinion that the need for love is as great as the need for food. When Orsino bemoans his love for Lady Olivia, he requests that “If music be the food of love, play on”, wishing for “excess of it” so that “The appetite may sicken and so die”. This is to be taken metaphorically as Orsino expressing his love sickness. This opening quote sets up that both that he is melodramatic and that he thinks he loves Olivia at the very start. Shakespeare uses it as opening lines to introduce the idea of love being harmful and painful from the very beginning of the play, truly making it a theme throughout the play.
Beauvoir’s analysis of love is ultimately the comparison of the two genders. Within the differences of the genders authentic and in inauthentic love. De Beauvoir labels her theories on two forms of love. Inauthentic love, she believes that love is used as a liberator, where the woman takes pride in her matters over the one she loves (2010). Her love is inauthentic in the way she loves, due to viewing her lover, being godlike, this is inauthentic in the sense that no man is godlike.
In the play, Hamlet is portrayed as a very philosophical character that thinks and analyzes every situation to the extreme. Hamlet undergoes many difficult situations such as the murder of his father, which causes him to act in a very mad and crazy manner, which plays a role in his relationship with Ophelia. Before the incident of Hamlet’s father’s death, Hamlet loves Ophelia and he demonstrates this by showing romantic gestures such as exchanging love letters with her. Hamlet sends her letters in which he refers to her as “the most beautified Ophelia” and his “soul’s idol” (2.2.109-110). Hamlet clearly demonstrates his expressions and feeling towards her through this letter and shows us that he does love her.
Love vs. Infatuation Infatuation is often mistaken as Love. In every human, there is a deep burning desire to love and be loved. Love in itself is often confused with similar emotions caused by infatuation. Teenagers thought that whenever they had a relationship it’s already love, but they don’t know that it’s just an Infatuation. Infatuation is a feeling of being completely carried away by unreasoning desire, while Love is a commitment to another person to work to conflicts without giving up.
It’s hard to capture and understand the one true meaning that love holds, considering the influences of history, music, and media, but it isn’t just a general concept because it comes down to the individual’s emotions. According to George Boas, love is “a moral emotion, by which he seems to mean, at least in part, that love is animated by the same value that underlies morality itself” (592). Society as a whole has completely demolished the idea that one’s values should continue to be respected. Music and media today have stripped the moral views out of love and replaced adoration with a sense of obligation towards intimacy. The background and history underlying the inconsistent definition is sufficiently relied on the difference separating men and women.
The Corruption of Society: Love While times have changed, the idea of love has nonetheless remained the same. Phaedrus’s speech in Plato’s Symposium makes statements that relate to how powerful love was and still is today, by controlling people’s lives and actions. Shame drives individuals to be the best that they can be in order to be seen desirable in their lover’s eyes. Although the idea has remained the same, the exchange of love has been altered. Love is no longer between a man and a boy, but more commonly between adults: traditionally between a man and a woman.
Finding love can be difficult, but finding to like somebody comes a little bit easier because people know that if they do not like those annoying little habits, it is easier for them to figure out and discover that they are not the one for them or they are not a deserving person to like. Love is a different thing because love runs deeper than like, and love is more forgiving and more giving than like. It is not normal for an individual to give anything right away to somebody that he or she likes, but would do it for the person that he or she loves because it is more special and precious. Like is when somebody admires a person for the characteristics or looks, but loving somebody means making more sacrifice, being more giving and being a little bit more honest, and just accepting the way who the person is. The factor of being honest to someone is also affected if a person likes or love somebody.
You may think that after doing something they don’t completely agree with could cause them not to love you or love you less, when in actuality they are not always going to agree with you but will not love you any less. A parent’s love is a kind of love that will always be there when you need it. A parent’s love is and will always be unconditional. Secondly, there is the love you have for a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend. Although this is a special kind of love, it is often easily discarded.