The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks: A Perfect Love Story

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Often hidden behind a perfect love story, lies complications from different aspects of life. Noah and Allie’s summer romance was full of both ups and downs. From the start, Allie was unsure of Noah 's intentions but gave him a chance. The notebook is a “full range of human emotion, including both love and tragedy” said Sparks in an interview. In Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook, Allie and Noah overcome all obstacles such as socioeconomic class, long distance relationships, and mistaken engagements, proving the theme that obstacles strengthen their relationship.
One of the biggest obstacles Noah and Allie had to overcome is that Allie’s parents did not want their only daughter to date and potentially marry a man whose socioeconomic status was so
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When Allie thought she would never see Noah again she began to fall in love again with a wealthy lawyer. Allie soon got engaged to Lon. He was always caught up in his work and put Allie behind his career. Allie was given everything from Lon and his family but something was just not quite right for her. ‘“Lon’s handsome, charming and successful. He’s kind to me, he makes me laugh, and I know he loves me in his own way.” She collected her thoughts. “But there’s always going to be something missing in our relationship” (Sparks 36). Allie’s parents saw a big future in Lon and Allie’s relationship but Allie missed the type of love that she had with Noah. One day, Allie saw the cover page of a newspaper with a picture of Noah and the old farmhouse they used to visit frequently. Noah had fixed the house up into Allie’s dream house she described to Noah with blue shutters and a wrap around porch. After Allie saw the article in the paper, this motivated her to go see Noah in New Bern, North Carolina. With the approval from Lon, Allie took a trip to New Bern to see Noah and the house. Going there, Allie wasn’t sure what was going to happen. This spontaneous visit made them unexpectedly fall in love again. Allie realized that the unconditional love Noah had always given to allie could never be replaced by Lon’s love. Sparks wrote “she knew that she had fallen in love with Noah Taylor Calhoun again, and that maybe, just maybe, she had never stopped”(Sparks 67). Noah and Allie had gone on a canoe ride as they used to and she fell in love with Noah again.Lon found out where Allie was and what she was doing and he became suspicious. Putting aside his work, he went to New Bern to get Allie. Allie was now put in a position where she had to choose between her fiance, Lon, and her long lost love, Noah. She did not want to hurt either of them but she was
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