Analysis Of Love's Vocabulary By Diane Ackerman

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Love has such a vast number of roles that it plays and everyone of them traces back to love. There is no one emotion, no one effect that love plays.The best way to show how love works is first to wonder what it can do. One aspect of love is forgiveness because it is generous, merciful and graceful. Generosity connects you with people. It starts relationships. When forgiving someone you're being very generous and making a connection and understanding with that person. This makes it a part of love. Diane Ackerman claims in her essay Love’s Vocabulary (page 163) “Ironically although we sometimes think of it at the ultimate Oneness, love isn’t monotone or uniform.” This proves that love involves connections and love is meant to be kept to oneself. The role generosity plays in forgiveness is giving that no hate, no punishment, and you are saving a relationship that has been made.…show more content…
Knowing that a loved one bothered you and showing them the mercy is a part of forgiveness that is an effect of that connection. That’s because breaking that connection is worse than any other emotion. Diane Ackerman's states “It is an emotion that scares us more than cruelty, more than violence, more than hatred. Just think about it, you would never care more than if you did something to a stranger than to a loved one. Forgiveness shows mercy through love. Healing any wound created is where gracefullness comes in from forgiveness. First off, it doesn’t matter how bad the situation is, any wound can be closed. “In fact in some European and some American Cultures, even murder is forgivable if it’s a crime of passion.” According to Diane Ackerman's essay Love’s Vocabulary. The death of a person by another person can be forgiven if it involves love. This is how gracefulness works with forgiveness.
All of these components about forgiveness makes it an aspect of love. It all makes a chain with the one you connect
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