What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Essay

2132 WordsDec 11, 20119 Pages
In this story “what we talk about when we talk about love” by Raymond Carver. It is about two married couples drinking gin and having a conversation about love, and the characters make some commons either because of they are drunk, or could be the their true feeling about love. Overall, the author uses this conversation to show that when a relationship first begins, the people involved may have misconceptions about their love, but this love will eventually die off or develop into something much more meaningful. And he also cleverly uses this conversation to show what he thought in his deep heart. When we talk about what love is, people will give all kinds of definition of the love that they think it is. Love is painful, love is happy, love is sad, and love is also selfish, what I know about love is just a feeling that you care about someone so much, and you can do everything for him. The author sets the scene with the two couples sitting around a table drinking gin and having a little conversation. The real story begins when the topic of love comes up. Terri, Mel’s wife, a skinny girl with a pretty face, dark black eyes, and long brown hair, the cardiologist Mel, Nick and his wife Laura are the four characters. During the conversation, Terri is talking about that Ed loves her so much that even tried to kill her. “Terri said, ‘He beat me up one night. He dragged me around the living room by my ankles. He kept saying, 'I love you, I love you, you bitch.' He went on dragging me around the living room. My head kept knocking on things." Terri looked around the table.” (Page ), but Mel is disagree that the way Ed treats Terri is love, Laura is saying that because of she doesn’t know the situation and she doesn’t know that exactly happened, so she doesn’t wants to judge that is rather love or not. This shows that the definition of love you have, it might not work on other
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