There are three kinds of love that William Shakespeare uses in this play: true love, friendship, and self love. Self-love is when somebody thinks they are better then another person and is totally in love with themselves and doesn’t listen to anything anyone says that is against them. A few characters display self love in Twelfth Night, for example, Malvolio, with his love for Olivia, but it is a love that is selfish, and that he thinks that everyone is in love with him, and Olivia, with her thinking she is the best and that no one is good enough for her and her mourning of her brother for so long. In Act 3 Scene 1 line 145, Olivia tries to persuade Cesario/Viola to be with her, thinking that is can get anyone to be with she is astonish that Cesario denies her and then tells him that she will wait for him to enter manhood, but that will not happen cause Cesario is not a man. Malvolio Is the easiest to identify with the problem of self love.
Another possible interpretation of Orsino’s thoughts could be seen as him as not being consumed with love itself, but indulging the idea of it. Therefore, he does not necessarily truly love Olivia, but has heard about love and desires to participate in the feeling. This is an example of courtly love, where only by long devotion and much suffering could a man win his ideal woman, where such love was sexless and idealised. In reality, it usually meant that men like Orsino were in love with the idea of love, rather than love itself. Overall, it is made clear that love will be a main theme of ‘Twelfth Night’ as it presents itself within the
Orsino describes himself as “as all true lovers are”. This is implying that he is the perfect lover, and his love for Olivia is real. It also shows that he is quite vain and full of himself. True lovers are thought to be sound in their love, but then Orsino continues with a declaration that his love is “Unstaid and skittish”, further indicating that Orsino often contradicts himself, as his love is restless, opposed to his supposed true love. Orsino discusses love with Cesario, who is Viola in disguise.
This enables him to present the experience of first love as more intriguing and romantic. He is giving the reader something to relate to. He also quotes many symbols related to love in the poem such as ‘heart’ and ‘flowers’. In the line ‘I could not see a single thing’ he is emphasising that he is truly ‘blinded’ by love and he is experiencing the common symptoms of ‘first love’. The reader can relate to these symptoms and the text could compel emotions relating to love from the reader.
Why doesn’t Romeo ask himself “If she doesn’t want to be with anyone, why do I want to be with her?” It is clearly because he loves the exciting chase of Rosaline. Romeo, so desperately wants her to want him, but if Rosaline did start to fall for Romeo, would he want her as much as he did before? Is he blinded by the desire to be in love? That’s where Juliet Capulet comes in. In an attempt to get Romeo’s mind off of Rosaline, Mercutio and Benvolio beg him to accompany them to a costume affair at the Capulets’ home.
Manipulation - "If you loved me, then you would..." (isn't love, but rather infatuation.) Compromising Who You Are - If someone asks you to do or say something that isn't in your nature, that isn't true love. Although love does involve compromises between partners, someone who is in love with you will never ask you to change who you are in order to be loved. Violent - Passions can definitely be inflamed with someone you love, but a relationship with physical or emotional violence isn't true love. Just Lust - Yes, chemistry and physical attraction are important, but true love also includes commitment, trust, and respect.
Instead, their youthful lust is one of many reasons why their relationship grows so intense so quickly. Throughout the play, Shakespeare only describes Romeo and Juliet's love as a short-term burst of youthful passion. In most of his work, Shakespeare was more interested in exploring the sparks of infatuation than long-term commitment. Considering that no other relationships in the play are as pure as that between Romeo and Juliet, though, it is easy to see that Shakespeare respects the power of such a youthful, passionate love but also laments the transience of it. Death In Romeo and Juliet, death is everywhere.
That Pyle comes to Fowler’s apartment, giving Phuong a proposal to be his lover is also another kind of man’s selfishness in love. People always proudly say that if the person they love or like is happy, they will be happy, too. And, both you and I know that it is a lie to ourselves because in love we are all selfish. And that is the reason why I do not look down on the loves of the two men but I do not think that their love is noble. Although I consider them as a normal situation in hundreds and thousands love stories, there are still two things I should remember and make them my
Also Romeo on two separate occasions states that he loves a girl. If he actually felt this way it would only happen once. Love is merely a series of emotions triggered by neurotransmitters on some specific occasions. Feeling can't be eternal and the state created by such hormones is also not permanent, To conclude "Love" is a mix of chemicals and hormones in the body. Although some cases of attraction create a stronger reaction and certain personalities are more compatible, there is no way to determine what makes "love" into "true love".
Now that he is in love, he no longer hunts, but he has a deep love of music that he frequently indulges in. He has a great affection for his newly-acquired page, Cesario, and gives him sage advice about love and women. He also uses Cesario as a messenger to Olivia. He was not always so weary, and has fought in sea-battles, including one against Antonio. Discovering that Cesario is loved by Olivia, he swears to drag them apart.