What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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English 93 Ed’s Love or not Love Love is to want; to caring; to share with someone. In addition; romantic love is emotional attraction towards another person associated with love. Without the love relationship in both parties, it is only unrequited love, not a true romantic love. In “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” Terri argues that despite Ed’s violent behavior he loved her. She says to Mel, “But he loved me. In his own way maybe, but he loved me. There was love there, Mel. Don’t say there wasn’t” (Carver 350). Terri thinks Ed loves her in his own way, but I disagree with Terri that “there was love there”. Ed abusing Terri and ending their marriage suggests the he does not love her. Terri says “He beat me up one night. 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” (Carver 350). Ed, Terri’s ex-husband, keeps saying love Terri. He is only say “love”, but his actions speak louder than his words. Love is kind and care. He drags and slams Terri through in their home, which are abuses, not love. He is angry and not happy, that is opposite of kind and caring. He says Terri is “bitch” which is a very strong insult. Also, he feels that Terri is a dog, that he owns her. He feels the Terri is his own personal property. Ed is try to scare Terri that if Terri left him she would be hurt more. He only cares about his personal want, not cares his wife feeling. Terri’s life is suffer; so she does not want to get beat again and again. She leaves Ed with a lot pain. All the actions do not fall in the romantic love. Since there is no love in their relationship, there is no romantic love. A good example of romantic love is, Mel said; “Well, the husband was very depressed for the longest while. Ever after he found out that his

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