Davies quotes that love is a personal experience that exists among lovers and it must be felt directly. According to him love is deeply rooted in time and love affairs illuminate a variety of various emotions that are only based on fierce satisfactions and swooning. To further help the reader understand this the author uses a metaphoric comparison analysis about love, stating that the components of love affairs are emotional sprinters and the pleasures of love are for marathoners, the ones in love for the long haul, who really want to be in love, madly, deeply and truly in love. This thesis statement is very strong, he stresses the love requires this type of attention and cultivation. He uses many examples from Shakespeare regarding how multiple relationships failed due to faults and errors on of the lovers, stating their doom from the beginning, as they were more just lust than pure love.
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.
Jessica Lipori Mrs. Kabboord AP Lit, Period 6 05 November 2013 Malvolio’s Major Flaw: Self-love Throughout Twelfth Night, the main theme is love. Each character is either in love or focused on wooing one for another, though the play focuses on the love triangle between Orsino, Viola (Cesario), and Olivia. Even with the great love between characters in the play, there is an element of self-love. Malvolio woos Olivia even though his greatest love is himself. Malvolio’s major flaw is self-love; and this trait leads him to be prideful, value himself above others, and believe that he is the victim in any given circumstance.
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
Romantic love is the type of love one feels for their significant other, boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, or lover. Romantic lovers are constantly on each other’s minds. People make important life decisions based on their romantic partners because they cannot imagine life without those people. Romantic love guides a person’s mind and can sometimes cloud it as to what the right decision may be. After all, romantic love can be extremely selfless.
However, in love is different than loving all those around you. When you are ‘in love’ you will feel a strong bond between you and the other person. You will always be on the lookout for this person. You will be happy whenever the person you are in love with acknowledges you. This acknowledgement could be a mere look, a polite nod, or maybe just a smile.
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.
Love is much stronger and can withstand the testing of times. Love usually strikes you when you know the person well. In love, you like the person and all his/her aspects after knowing them, while infatuation is based on your assumptions about a person. When a certain person infatuates you, you are unfamiliar to them and you do not know much about them. Once you
Some have gone to say falling in love is easy, it falling out of it which is the hardest. Meaning to recover from that love once lost is emotionally taxing. We are attracted to the Misters or Misses of the world. Yet have we really fallen in love with them? The qualities of the individuals give our emotions an extra push.
Some says it’s up to me, but then again I don’t want to hurt myself. It’s hard for me to accept that all the cares and concerns he gave to me is just for friendship, When this happens I did everything, I shout out loud and cursed myself. Sometimes I asked myself am I a fool? Why should I insist myself to offer my love knowing that everything is just for friends, but somehow to lessen the pain I felt, I just go with the flow, for now I want to be with him, we are close to each other jamming here and there, but is it the right thing to do? Some friends advised me to let him go because destiny doesn’t fit to us.