Essay On Love Legends

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“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” Paulo Coelho Emotions are instruments that aim at “the possession of suitable objects”, thus leading us to “reach the perfection of our personality”. In this sense, Arnold and Gasson define emotion as “the felt tendency toward an object judged suitable, or away from an object judged unsuitable, reinforced by specific bodily changes according to the type of emotion”. Perception must occur before an emotion can arise. The individual makes a judgement about the perceived object in relation to themselves after which the emotion if felt. This step between…show more content…
Tropes used in courtly poetry, narrative, and erotic literature reappear in mythic contexts in devotional poetry and theological texts. Although marriage was the norm in Hindu life and romantic love within its folds was an ideal, literary pragmatism upheld the possibility of love outside conjugal life. The tale-within-a-tale format of the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana, lodges a lot of love legends. Then there are the charming stories of Hindu gods and goddesses in love and the well-known works like Kalidasa 's Meghadutam and Abhijnana shakuntalam and Surdasa 's lyrical rendition of the legends of Radha, Krishna and the gopis of Vraj. The best-known love legends include those of Shakuntala and Dushyant and of Savitri and Satyavan, who were married couples. Their stories appear in the epic poem Mahabharata, ca. 400-300 BCE. Underlying these narratives are the twin themes of separation and longing—potential in the case of Savitri, and actual in the case of Shakuntala. It is set in land of great natural beauty, where the lord of love picks his victims with consummate ease, these stories celebrate the myriad aspects of the many-splendored emotion called
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