How do couples show intimacy, commitment and passion in their relationship? 5. How does the presence and absence of these elements affects their relationship? Scope and Delimitation This study was using the Triangular Theory of Love to strengthen the relationship of homosexual and heterosexual couples. Triangular Theory of Love have a method applied in homosexual and heterosexual couples were in the couples have a good results to each other were in the Intimacy is the closeness and sexual relationship to someone and Commitment is the dedicating yourself to something and Passion is the attraction to sexual connection.
He divided the soul in two parts. The first one is desire (Epithumia). The second one is opinion (Doxa). The first one is desire for pleasure and the second one is opinion for good or best. For example, when the gay want to have girlfriend, and they find a beautiful girl.
Plato’s The Symposium examines the way at which love is viewed and interpreted. This is accomplished through testaments from guests at the symposium praising Eros, the god of love. Through the telling of these stories, Plato indicates that the numerous interpretations of love allow humans to take love in whatever way works best for them. He does this by exploiting the differences in opinions and approaches of each speaker at the symposium. Eryximachus, a pompous and organized doctor and scientist uses the information he has gained within his medical practice in order to explain love and the existence of Eros.
John Donne wrote “Air and Angels”, and it is a metaphysical poem exploring the ideas of body and soul. Many people credit Donne with creating metaphysical poetry, and his poems often revolve around some idea of love. In “Air and Angels”, Donne describes a situation in which love can exist. He argues that love cannot exist unless it is in both the body and the soul. Without one, love is not real.
The Symposium was written by Plato, a philosopher who had shaped the way people think about topics such as ethics, politics, truth, and desire. He was one of Socrates’ prominent students. He had also written many other works regarding the themes of reality, education, and knowledge so in comparison, The Symposium, which is about love, (Naugle, 2010) and since the most appreciated classical literary works at that time were epics, which revolved around military heroism and masculinity (Allan, 2014), a work discussing the theme of love seems misplaced and frivolous in comparison. But remarkably, Plato does a good job in linking love and philosophy. The Symposium starts off with a character named Apollodorus telling an anonymous companion the account of the drinking party held to pay tribute to Agathon to commend the triumph of his first tragedy.
Therefore we recognize them as ‘good’ when we see them because of the way in which they correspond to our idea of the Form of the Good. Plato also says because we have concepts of the Ideal Forms, without having lived them, our souls must have known the Forms before we were even
This couple has had quite a few road bumps in their past relationships in which the questions arise what is love? One cannot give a straight answer as to what love is because the reality is that love is different for everyone and love is confusing but what we can make a list of, is what love is not. We would all like to believe that love conquers all or that love is patience and kind, yet the reality of it all is that love is not always that simple. If we were to go around asking people how they would define love to be, we would get all different types of answers, yet we would not be able to say whether their answers are right. What we talk about when we talk about love, Mel’s suggests that “real love was nothing less than spiritual love.
Pausanius stresses that the best relationships arise from male and male relationships, such as the relationship he has with Agathon. Eurymachus uses his medical proficiency to guide his speech on love. The Symposium concludes with Socrates and Diotima 's speech on the difference between what can be defined as true versus false love. Virtue ought to be the inspiration for love, however, in his speech, Agathon, elucidates Eros ' beauty and goodness by alluding to Eros ' love of the beautiful. Agathon does not simply state that Eros is the youngest god, but he goes so far as to say that Eros seeks the young and flees
Exotic love is the simplest form of love, a love that has not properly developed, or has not made it all the way up the ladder to true love between lovers. From lust to a higher level of love. In the symposium plato seems to emphasize love between an older lover and a younger beloved, but the theory plato proposes can also be relevant in other types of relationships. There are two eros; the Vulgar eros is one who in love focuses on beauty and the body. They have yet to realize that a beautiful body is not uncommon and can be seen anywhere.
Because Plato’s story is about parts constituting a whole, it insinuates that one part existing is not sufficient in constituting “wholeness”. This can be rather troublesome as developing an explanation of love where parts are