Love. Is it worth it? Some may claim to be in love but can still be unhappy. Today's world has is a huge focus of why love is so amazing and puts relationships on a pedestal. Reality sets in many are let down by their significant other and it seems as if they can never be as good as you hoped.
Humans have always questioned the meaning of love. Every individual has a unique understanding of this word, be it chemicals released in our brains or the predestined string of fate, and each of these six poems – all written in different forms – explores a different type of love. Rossetti”s Remember and Browning”s My Last Duchess both include a controlling male figure, whereas A Mother in a Refugee Camp by Achebe and Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare are based on the idea of “true love”. Lastly, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Thomas revolve around the separation of lovers. This essay will examine the diverse ways in which love has been presented in six poems from the chosen anthology.
As Shakespeare rightly observed, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” Well, almost every person in his/her lifetime experiences the feeling of love but still we are not able to find the reason why we fell in love with that particular individual or soul or why a love lasts forever while the other ends in heartbreak. A dozen movies, novels and books dedicated to the idea of physical or spiritual love yet psychology tries to give an answer to this question through various psychological events that cause us to feel what we know under an umbrella term as “LOVE”. Today in this paper, I will try to analyze the psychology that drives the major characters in Shakespeare’s famous play “Othello” through the “Triangular Theory of Love” proposed by Robert Stenberg. Robert Sternberg in his Triangular Theory of Love states that there are three important elements essential in love —Intimacy, Passion and Decision/Commitment. Through these three elements, he proposed seven types of love —Nonlove , Liking/friendship, infatuated love, Empty love, Romantic love, Companionate love, Fatuous love and Consummate love.
The Hardships of love Everyone goes through struggles and difficulties in their relationships, achieving goals and overall everyday life. The theme “The hardships of love”, showcases how maintaining love is difficult, why not to expect love to be easy, the challenge of putting yourself second and knowing why hardships in love exist. Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, Trials by Frank Mandarano, I will always love you by Whitney Houston and Valentine by Caroline Duffy, all exhibit these challenges. Sonnet 116, by William Shakespeare is an Elizabethan sonnet which portrays an utopian view of love. However, the poem also discloses the hardships and challenges people trying to maintain love can face such as death, opposing third parties, tempests
Often we believe that they are two completely different entities when in fact they go hand in hand. It is impossible to have one without the other. I was once a victim to this mentality until I got older and began to understand what love and friendship really means. We live in a society where the importance of love is associated in a romantic way. People have yet to understand that everything that is good and positive in life stems from love in itself.
The plot of HD Lawrence’s novel “Sons and Lovers” is full of events which play a tremendous role in the main character’s education. The writer constructed the story from the combination of complicated feelings between men and women that always confront and contradict each other, especially if it concerns love. The book illustrates several types of love and relationship, for example, between man and woman, mother and son. The love in this novel is also presented in its various aspects. Platonic love, the one that Paul experienced with Miriam, that is concentrated on the spiritual and emotional side of the relationship and excludes any manifestation of physical love.
Luckily it ended because once I saw reality, I felt insane for wanting the spend the rest of my life with him. The love for a couple should be pure, trusting, selfless, and should take time to build into a strong foundation. I’ve personally seen many relationships fail in my life and most of the time it’s because they were lacking on one of those aspects listed above. That was one big factor that lacked in my own personal relationship, there was no trust. Having no trust causes a toxic and controlling relationship to occur.
In most cases, this instant love does not last. It may be a few days, weeks, or months, but eventually that person will get over themselves. They will come to their senses and uncover what truly made them have that feeling that was so irresistible and undeniable. The secrets to why the feelings for that person existed come forth and are able to be seen. Previous reasons that were hidden by a cloak of invisibility are unmasked.
In the last line, Deon says, “You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on” with regards to this line, Deon’s song shows the realistic views on love. However, in Poison’s song, even though they are very close to each other, they are not happy with their relationship. Poison says, “we’re still a mile apart” that means they are separated by how they feel for each other. Poison’s attitude was extremely negative, which shows that love is all about pain. Therefore, Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” has a realistic view of love because it is not as
Love and relationship between man and woman has been the focal point of countless literary works, music pieces and other art objects since times immemorial. Depending on the personal experience and worldview of the author, the feeling of love has been interpreted in many individual ways. Consequently, to find two masterpieces which depict love similarly seems inconceivable. The texts under analysis – J.L. Borges’ “What can I hold you with?” and the song “Anything for Your Love” by E. Clapton – although written by two contemporary artists and elaborating the image of love, produce an absolutely different effect on the reader.