Personally, I think this to be true. What my beliefs of love are may not be the same beliefs of others. In my eyes, my love can be a good love, and in others, my love could be an obsessive love that leads to badness. This is why for Socrates, a lover searches for what is good for them, because each person has their own meaning of love; this is called the ladder of love. Love seeks wisdom and one cannot desire wisdom if we find it unnecessary.
Cyrano shown he was someone committed and willing to make her happy when he argues with himself. Cyrano does make a point to himself that even though one side of him said to not tell Roxane how he feels about her, a bigger part of him said to do what he thinks is best and make Roxane happy over himself. Cyrano also shows that he is someone who does not want give up on what he loves. “Yes, you’ve robbed me of everything: the laurels of glory, the roses of love! But there’s one thing you can’t take away from me.” (Rostand 233).
The more you complicate it, the more difficult it is to love and fall in love. One should not over think when it comes to loving someone. It was easy for the two of them to fall in love. They just allowed love to play its course and over time it happened. One of the major themes of the novel is growing in love.
I try my damndest as a human being to do what is right, but at the same time I was always raised to believe that the individual trumps all, being a big follower of Ayn Rand’s Virtue of Selfishness, and all that. So when the opportunity arose to pursue love, and to be with a crush of mine for a very long time, I weighed the good: My happiness, someone to cherish
103-105) From this we learn that love is the sole motive of every action whether it is “good” or “bad”. Also that there is nothing that can hate itself and consequently its creator. Virgil further explains the three ways man can love the misfortune of his neighbor. He can take pleasure in their calamity with either pride, envy, or wrath. Lastly, the other forms of love are for those that love God but do not act upon this craving, and those who love other objects as if they are
Martin Luther king, Jr. Once said “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and depression. The tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedication to individuals.” O.Heney’s short story “The gift of the Magi” is about two characters, Della and Jim that sacrifice something they admired to get each a gift, but in the end they both sold their pride possession. O.Henry uses character action to develop the theme statement that love is an experience to people in today’s society and most people like to hold onto that for as long as they can. First off, “The gift of the Magi” is about sacrificing something for a loved member. Della was struggling to get the money and buy a platinum watch chain for her husband, Jim.
Without me. As usual. I couldn’t travel; my illness simply would not permit it. He deserved this trip and I knew that, but for some reason, the excitement in his voice that day tore a hole in my heart. His joy was a cruel reminder of everything I had lost, of all the things I would never do again.
That is freedom. This is nothing else.” (Rand, 101) All along he knew his happiness came from being alone, yet it wasn’t till now he realized the great burden of constantly serving others. His great epiphany derived the question, “What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and obey?” (Rand, 97) At this point he realizes his curse of exising as inquisive is actually his “greatest virtue.” (Rand) The thought of existing for others becomes repelling and Equality instead makes his goal to fight for the freedom on man and for the welfare that comes from
A lot of people fail trying to achieve their happiness. Readers feel emotional during Lennie’s death. When using pathos, readers can feel sad about his death, knowing that the American Dream can not be achieved for him. Pathos can bring out emotions in readers. They also felt a sense of sorrow after Lennie’s death although we at the same time feel relieved that he was killed by a true companion versus an enemy.
The word love encompasses a variety of different strong emotional, mental, and physical states, ranging from the deepest possible interpersonal connection with another person to the simplest pleasure. The love for a mother differs dramatically from the love of a significant other. But what is passionate, romantic love? When you search for ‘love’ and its definition, one of the first things you see is “the unselfish, loyal, and benevolent concern for the good of another” (Love). But, how do you define a universally used term that means so many different things to so many different people?