Analysis: They Didn T Want An Arranged Marriage

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Marriage: What Does It Mean Today?
They Didn’t Want an Arranged Marriage by Lavanya Ramanathan and Saying “I Love You” by Kyle Waltman present the reader with the different views they have about the ways a romantic relationship should impact a life. In the essays both authors express their mindfulness about how society has developed flawed notions about how love should enrich life. Ramathan and Waltman have similar opinions about how society has come to understand romantic love wrongly, however have conflicting ideas about what love is. They Didn’t Want an Arranged Marriage and Saying “I Love You” asks the reader to consider the ever evolving relationship between marriage and love; both present the equally insightful yet contrasting ideals of love
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Unlike Ramathan, Waltman largely relies on his own ideas and thoughts heavily utilizing Pathos. Waltman’s main point in his essay is that love is the constant devotion to a person no matter the circumstance. Waltman utilizes rhetorical repetition in his essay on the word love to put a clear emphasis on it. According to Waltman “The former of these two attempts to balance only half of the love equation, and the latter is the perfect example of why our perverted concepts regarding what romantic love should look and feel like are so rampant.”(pg.351).Waltman’s response to the dictionaries definition of what love is, highlights how Waltman feels about that definition of love. Waltman describes love as “Loving someone is a constant, conscious choice to show kindness, respect, loyalty, compassion, forgiveness, and appreciation for that person regardless of circumstance.” (pg.351). This excerpt is the essence of his essay, it perfectly embodies what he was conveying to the reader which was simply his definition of love, not isolated to romantic love but also applies to a love that can relate to someone’s kids, friends or
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