Love In our world today, society tends to think of love as a “giddy, but passionate feeling for someone”; on the other hand, love has a far more meaning than just a feeling for someone. Love not only is a feeling, but a desire in which few people have. Not only do people try to force love, but often times lust is mistaken for love. Love does not come easy and few people actually know what “true love” is. An abstract emotion or feeling that is profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person is called love, or the dictionary version of it.
Many people view infatuated love as irresponsible, immature and blind love built solely on unreasonable passion, which could simply stem from a sexual attraction. Empty love occurs when a person is solely looking for a commitment with no interest in intimacy or passion. This could simply be a result of not wanting to be alone in the world. It is built on the promise that the couple will maintain their relationship in the future. Fatuous love is caused from the combination of passion and commitment, without a sense of intimacy.
He thinks of himself as ugly, and assumes she won’t be able to look past that. Christian comes into play the first moment he lays eyes on Roxane. We know that both loves can be genuine. We see that Cyrano’s love is genuine multiply times. One example is how he helps Christian.
“Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain. Similarly in “Valentine” “Carol Ann Duffy” uses a very forceful tone with words like “here” and “take it” which tells us her lover is not being very co-operative and like “Havisham” suggests a degree of pain within there love. The theme of love is taken to a deeper level by “Carol Ann Duffy” when she shows through literary techniques that the pain of love can be dangerous. The theme of love is contrasted by violent metaphors in both poems. “Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with”-Havisham This is another example of the pain of love and it is particularly effective as it shows the extreme physical tension within “Havisham” and describes the pain of love as a driving force of murder.
A person who experiences this type of love is willing to give up just about anything to make the one they’re interested in happy. The person experiencing this type of love is known to value his or her love interest more than him or herself. This type of love also has an extreme vulnerability to potential abuse. The recipient of this type of love has the ability to take advantage of the person who’s so willing to please them and potentially take them for granted. This type of love tends to occur in those with low self-esteem and those who gain confidence in pleasing their love interest.
Lastly, Juliet’s view of love is logical; she does not follow love blindly. Mercutio’s view of love is humorous and cynical. He believes that love is a burden and love is not worth the burden. Mercutio talks to Romeo and says, “To sink in it, should you burthen love—Too great
She portrays her personal voice through the use of sonnets, specifically Petrarchan. It is commonly used by males to woo their unattained love. Both composers portray love as idealistic, however it is interfered with by life. It is a universal theme shown through the different time periods. Nevertheless, Elizabeth Barrett Browning advocates that the strength of love can help overcome the obstacles.
(pp 110-111) To the reader, it seems hard to believe that there could be love in a relationship where one partner physically abuses the other. However, in Terri's case, both Terri and her ex-husband felt that they were in love. This coincides with the author's theme that early on in a relationship, people have misconceptions about their love. Later on, Mel describes his former relationship in which he believed to have found love, but now realizes that the love was lost somewhere along the line. Mel says, "There was a time when I thought I loved my first wife more than life itself.
They may reason that it was “love at first sight” but seeking the pleasure of relentless hunting for ‘young, unrequited love’ and incorporating the adrenaline of rebellion can distinguish that many of the decisions made by Romeo and Juliet could be caused by the level of their maturity and the basis of their contradicting personalities. One literary criticism signified that, “Such widely shared sentiments encourage us to reward the play more as lyric triumph than tragedy and, unfortunately, fail to do justice to its psychological and cultural complexity. Rather than presenting us with an uplifting "marriage of two minds" and mutual self-sacrifice, as these readings imply, Romeo and Juliet illustrate radically different perceptions toward each other and the world, differences that become more evident to us as the play goes on, particularly as we note the disparity between their dying speeches.” (McKim) Another Literary Criticism supporting the concept of