Analysis Of The Book 'The Road Less Travelled'

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An excerpt taken from the book “The Road Less Travelled” which is written by Dr. M. Scott Peck is an argumentative type of text. The author is aiming to tell the audience about being a libertine will bring enjoyment rather than being a romantic. The excerpt explained about the bad side of being a romantic. There are two romance rituals which are obligatory romance and optional romance. These are apparent especially in courtly love. Based on the excerpt, courtly love known as “a relationship that is build on the basis of the unexplained feelings that one has over a person.” Meanwhile, the darker side of courtly love is known as Libertine. Libertine uses romantic code to fulfill their needs and desires instead of gaining the ideal love. This can be seen in the phrase “They manipulate the romantic code and conduct not because to attain the ideal love but only for their own sheer personal delight.” The article is an excerpt from the book “The Road Less Travelled” which published on 1978 was written by Dr. M. Scott Peck who is a psychiatrist. Dr. Peck received his B.A. degree magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1958, and he received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University (1963). Dr. Peck wrote a lot of books and some of them are The Different Drum and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond. In December 1984, Peck co-founded the Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE), a tax-exempt, nonprofit, public educational foundation. FCE ceased day-to-day operations from
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