This shows how the speaker thinks he is being robbed of the sight of reality. He is blinded by his love, and does not know how to see the truth. He uses a desperate and somewhat regretful tone; he says that his love does not correspond with “true sight”, and that all he sees are lies. Love often highlights the better attributes of a person, and hides their flaws, which is exactly what happens to the speaker. He idealizes the woman he loves and sees her to be far better than she actually is.
To show us love would still be love if not called lve and that she would still love Romeo if he weren't a Montague. This line was one of the most famous in the whole play because it showed us how names carry no meaning but are only as significant as what the name holds. Romeo coveys his feelings towards his name with a sympathetic and bitter tone to reply to the pain Juliette feels.“take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo”. Romeo shows understanding in the attitude in which he replies to Juliet.To give her comfort in the fact he will not be called Romeo from now on since his love dislikes. “By a name I know not how to tell thee who I am: My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself, Because it is an enemy to thee; Had I it written, I would tear the word”.
Cyrano tries to be just as thoughtful throughout the play in order to bring joy to other people, it may come at his expense and pain, but he’s willing to do whatever as long as it makes other people happy. ‘Do you find Christian...intellectual?’ ‘More so than you, even.’ ‘I am glad’” (Rostand 106). Instead of going after Roxane, he tries to set her up with Christian because Cyrano thinks that he’s not good enough for someone so beautiful, “I know--afraid that when you have her all alone, you lose all. Have no fear. It is yourself she loves--give her yourself put into words--my words, upon your lips!” (Rostand 100).
Even though he is passionate and sentimental, he is no pansy. In “Catullus 51” he is very vulgar in that poem responding to those that think he’s too sentimental and has a hatred toward Julius Caesar. Catullus was based off as a sentimental person that express love and hatred in his poetry. He displays passion and hatred throughout his writing. Expresses his obsessiveness with Lesbia determined to get her to love him.
We live in a society that has increasingly demoralizes love, depicting it as cruel, superficial and full of complications. Nowadays it is easy for people to claim that they are in love, even when their actions say otherwise, and it is just as easy to claim that they are not when they indeed are. Real love is difficult to find and keeping it alive is even harder, especially when one must overcome their own anxieties and uncertainties to embrace its presence. This is the main theme depicted in Russell Banks’ short story “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story,” as well as in Richard Bausch’s “The Fireman’s Wife.” These narratives, although similar in some ways, are completely different types of love stories. “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story” is the tale of a young, handsome man who has an affair with, and ends up falling for, “the homeliest woman he has ever seen” but refuses to admit to others and himself that he loves her.
I give him curses, yet he gives me love... The more I hate, the more follows me... His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine"(1.1.193-200). Indeed, it takes time and courage to express ones own feelings in front of others. Plus, it is even harder to express the feelings about someone that his/her best friend loves, while they do not. As in this play, even Demetrius is Helena's beloved, Hermia still expresses all her feeling to Helena,
In the beginning of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare describes Romeo’s love to Rosaline; thus, as soon as he saw Juliet, he fell in love with her. Romeo judged Juliet and loved her because of her physical beauty. Even though he did not know her, he immediately fell in love with her. Romeo felt like he was willing to die for a girl mostly because of her physical beauty, he described her as more than beautiful, but he did not mention her personality. Physical beauty is still important, but it is not the only reason for loving someone.
"And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time." (pg 140) Although Tom says his heart truly loves Daisy and that he loves her I see this a blunty obvious lie. If he really did love her he would have never cheated on her. Similar to many of the other lies in the story, Tom cared so much about his “power couple”/old money marriage status he had with Daisy that he would rather lie to himself and others about loving her than separating from her.
Desire can be Helpless People are helpless, when they are caught by desire, precisely like the character Gatsby in Fitzgerald's novel, “The Great Gatsby”. Fitzgerald would agree this as Gatsby falls in love with a married women, Daisy, and is helpless due to the adoration he has for her. Through the story the reader finds Gatsby eager to do anything for Daisy as he stands up to protect her or uses his willpower towards and for her. Daisy is also helpless as she contributes her old love for him, but the thought of her family replaces him. Due to the actions taken by the characters in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald would agree upon the helplessness of desire.
“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other,” Robert A. Heinlein says., What most people do not account for is the acknowledgement of the fact that love and jealousy are both there at the same time. Within the short story, “Cathedral”, by Raymond Carver, Carver expresses the theme of how a character who feels an enormous amount of jealousy changes from an encounter throughout the story. The Narrator 's wife invites her old friend, a blind man, by the name of Robert to her home. This triggers an inner conflict within the Narrator.