“Love is not so important these days”… “What planet are you from?” love means something different to each character in the play. Discuss In Nowra’s play “Cosi” meaning of love is explored and challenged by the views of different characters. Each character has a clear definition of their personal and distinct understanding of what love and fidelity means. This assists in the notion of love beholding abundance of paradoxical nature. The characters also endorse the importance of love that is practical and realistic, this aspect of the play is illustrated mostly by the mental patients who have issues with distinguishing reality from their illusions.
The advertised machismo quality, or an exaggerated masculine quality, in men is initially found to be evident in Valentin, however, it gradually subsides as Molina shows to be the stronger character. Puig’s theme also shows up in the relationship between the newspaper reporter and the retired theatrical singer in one of Molina’s later stories. In a similar manner to Molina’s relationship with Valentin, their relationship also breaks the common stereotype of the dominant male. Both couples learn how to understand each other, and they learn how love is a mutual garden tended by both sides of the relationship. Both couples also develop a willingness to change for the other’s sake, and both sides learn to consider the other in higher regards than his or herself, resulting in self-sacrifice on both sides, even to the point of death.
At first, it does not make much sense. But as you think critically, all the symbols, and setting and the characters in this literature plunge together in one amazing story. Throughout the story, Desiree's Baby, Kate Chopin uses imagery and symbolism to foretell the end of the story. Desiree's Baby, tells a story about the effect pride and love have on our actions. Love sometimes changes people for the better.
Whereas, the couples must love each other unconditionally and decide on choosing each other without the input of anyone else but themselves, it is assumed that “married couples should be best friends, sharing their most intimate feelings and secrets. They should express affection openly but also talk candidly about problems. And of course they should be sexually faithful to each other.” (Coontz 381) In my opinion, I do not agree with Stephanie Coontz saying George Shaw theory of marriage has unrealistic expectations even though each culture has their own interpretation of marriage. No matter what each culture is different, if they believe that having more than one wife or having cospouses it is their choice and some will stay true to the values they were raised on. Finally, Coontz brought forth if someone is not marrying for love but just for the status then what is the point of getting married.
The term endurance denotes hardship, and perseverance, an abstract concept of love and this is a confusing value to be portrayed, the reader might wonder why a relationship would continue if it took effort that wasn’t wanted to be put in. Furthermore the unwanted love from Jed that is also endured, there is a variety of different forms of love which are portrayed through this novel but all of which are touched by a degree of irrationality which cannot be confined to the religiously and mentally delirious Jed. Ultimately the love of Joe and Clarissa does endure and they rekindle and adopt a child, despite the third party of Jed. The idea of an enduring love is tackled in two ways- first, through playing upon the ambiguity of the word enduring; does this mean a love that endures or a love that is endure, in the negative connotation of suffered. Second of al all, the novel ends up implying that the most genuinely enduring love might be that of “pathological love” embodied by Jed.
The reader can relate to these symptoms and the text could compel emotions relating to love from the reader. This constant reference to feelings and stereotypes in correlation to love emphasises the romanticism of the experience of first love. When John Clare states ‘My heart has left its dwelling place and can return no more’ he is directly presenting the experience of first love as a life-changing
Elizabeth Browning presents an idealistic and an optimistic view towards love and hope through sonnets I, XIV and XLIII. Although composed in two different time frames, both texts have been influenced by personal contexts in their representation of love and hope. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Fitzgerald’s texts both explore the necessity of love in order to accomplish in life, but are hopeful in achieving their respective love but are contrastingly represented. The sole foundations for Elizabeth’s sonnets arise from her ambivalent and evolving attitude towards the patriarchal values of her society and her father’s repressive restraint on love through his extreme conservatism. She however challenges and subverts the dominant patriarchal paradigms and tropes of her society as she searches for the solution to her descent into morbid conviction.
Edward Taylor’s “Huswifery” and Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving Husband” both contain strong puritanical views, but which of their compositions shows the lifestyle more clearly? Bradstreet’s work approaches the subject directly with riveting emotion, while Taylor’s uses countless metaphors to subtly express the same basic opinion. Even though both effectively showcase the same opinion, Taylor’s clearly has more of a Puritanical Edge that allows his to portray the lifestyle more strongly. Bradstreet’s does a very good job displaying her devotion to her husband, a major merit in Puritan lifestyle, but she fails to show the aspect of faith in the Puritan lifestyle. The husband’s is the head of the home, and the wife is supposed to follow him fully with her own life.
Later we see that ‘love’ is show for a different reason, but for now this shows how loving they are to each other since it is only natural for those in love to express their feelings by sex. Clarissa tends to express her love in other ways through the book as McEwan already presented to us how much of a Keats enthusiast she is. Her
Xochitl Jauregui Definition of Love Love is a word with many definitions. Although, Webster defines love as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; affection and tenderness felt by lovers based on admiration, benevolence or common interests, but to me love is not just a feeling, but it is the way that you treat the ones you care for. You should treat the ones you love so considerately through your actions they'll know you care and love them. Love in my eyes, is making that sacrifice for someone, knowing that you might regret it sooner or later. Love is how you make another person feel when you are in their presence.