“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr. This exhibits that love is when you value someone’s love more than yourself prestige. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”.
Both authors exaggerate the powers of love to represent how those in love feel like their world changes fundamentally from this experience. This belief in a love that can fundamentally change both one’s life and the world shows how all-consuming love can be, blinding one from actual reality and immersing one in a happier version of reality. From Janie’s opening up to Dimmesdale and Prynne’s newfound joy, both novels show how the human tendency to fully commit oneself to a romantic relationship can cause one to ignore one’s personal sufferings enough for them to seemingly disappear. Humans naturally crave affection through connections with others, and so the mind rewards these connections. In both The Scarlet Letter and Their Eyes Were Watching God, the characters’ reactions to experiencing love show how love, by virtue of its immersive nature, can serve as an alleviation of suffering.
Shakespeare uses physical and psychological imagery, such as the strain the lovers feel by disobeying their family names, to develop his theme. Now love must surpass the psychological boundary of family lineage as Juliet calls, “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name! Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I shall no longer be a Capulet.
This tells the reader or audience, how Romeo is serious about his feelings for love. In response to Romeo’s quote about Rosaline and his love for her, Mercutio states “If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down”(I.iv,27-28). This expresses how Mercutio is mocking and light-hearted when it comes to love hence, making him seem as if he does not take life in a serious matter. To sum up, Mercutio mocks and jokes about Romeo’s serious love that he shares with Rosaline, thus making these two characters foil in the
She blames bad fortune for keeping the two apart. It is here that the poem begins to take on a seemingly romantic tone. Lanyer speaks of her feelings of love and her “true heart” (122), as well as a longing to be in Heaven with Clifford so the two may carry out their eternal love for one another. In lines 165-166, Lanyer describes a scene in which Clifford, while preparing to leave Cooke-ham, kissed Lanyer. It is unclear whether this kiss should be interpreted as friendly or romantic.
The power of true love is evident in the play, the depiction of love reveals its true nature as in its pursuit it causes the characters to become irrational. True love in this play stems conflict from the troubles of romance by the actions of the lovers. The friendship between Hermia and Helena is at stake because of the romantic love that exists between the different parties in the play. Helena mistakes her obsession with Demetrius with love even though he is very rude to her.
Silence in love bewrays more woe Than words, though ne 'er so witty : A beggar that is dumb, you know, May challenge double pity. Then wrong not, dearest to my heart, My true, though secret passion ; He smarteth most that hides his smart, And sues for no compassion. Sir Walter Raleigh was also known to be a lover of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Queen Elizabeth constantly criticized Sir Walter Raleigh for never showing her any love and affection so Raleigh wrote “The Silent Lover” in attempt to show the queen that he did indeed love her.
Arguably William Shakespeare’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliet follows two star-crossed lovers who struggle to hide their love from their feuding families. Much like how Shakespeare explores both the differences and the relationship between the Capulets and the Montagues, the play highlights the correspondence of opposing themes through three characters named Mercutio, Benvolio, and Tybalt, Romeo’s two friends and sworn enemy. Shakespeare includes Romeo’s counterparts to distinguish his unique personality and to emphasize relationships between major contrasting subjects in the play: comedy and tragedy, peace and conflict, and love and anger. Mercutio acts as both Romeo’s foil and the donor of much light-hearted humor within the play, which contrasts the tragic events that inevitably occur.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love and hate fall hand-in-hand. The oxymoron “This love feel I, that feel no love in this” demonstrates the sensation of love burning in Romeo, whilst annexing a mention of his struggle that Rosaline, the woman he seemingly loves, doesn’t reciprocate the same affection, indicating a prime example of a darker side to love (1.1.187). The oxymoron divulges a contradictory issue arising internally in Romeo. Shakespeare’s utilization of these oxymorons reveal that Romeo’s love indeed comes from an enemy family of his. As much as Romeo desires a perfect love life, his feelings of endearment perpetually battle with the supposed feelings of hate.
The play Cyrano de Bergerac is about a love triangle between Roxane, Cyrano, and Christian. Christian and Cyrano desire Roxane’s love, but Christian has the upper hand because of his outer beauty. Cyrano writes letters conveying his love to Roxane, but allows Christian to use them as his own. Christian wins Roxane’s heart by deceit and eventually realizes that Roxane only loves the fake version of him. Although Christian uses Cyrano, he is a noble and honest man because he wants to tell Roxane regardless of how he feels about her.
"I will make thee beds of roses" shows that he is a romantic type of man. He is trying his best to get the woman he loves to stay with him, but the girls response is realist. He does not care about his or her comfort, he just wants her to stay with him. Both passages emphasize their love, and how they are stressing over their love. She wants an emotional love, like a love that overcomes her outer beauty rather than her inner beauty.
“‘Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all,” (Lord Tennyson, “Canto 27). Can one really say that loving and losing is better than never feeling that love, when both choices are riddled with error? The following stories referenced, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, “Pyramus and Thisbe” retold by Ovid, and “Duty” by Pamela Rafael Berkman, show the contrast between sacrificing love and sacrificing life. Romeo and Juliet, as well as Pyramus and Thisbe, sacrificed everything for love. Lady Capulet, on the other hand, sacrificed her love for the obligations she felt she had to her family.
This shows that she’s always thinking of him, always wanting to call for him. She speaks, she claims, and she thinks but is it true. There is love at first sight but is it true love? Sure Romeo and Juliet would die for each other but that doesn’t prove true love. Romeo was obsessed with Rosaline until the Capulet’s Ball.
Yet Romeo and Juliet 's love is one that transcends the orthodox realms of society and goes against what is socially appropriate. Even Friar Lawrence makes this distinction when he speaks of the difference between loving and doting. This is the difference between Romeo 's feelings for Rosaline and for Juliet. His love for Rosaline being trivial and juvenile while his feelings for Juliet are more intense and even at times imply a vague sense of religious idolatry. Juliet too, shares similar feelings which is displayed in her soliloquy, thinking of Romeo: “My only love sprung from my only hate!”
In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” written by William Shakespeare love is portrayed as superficial, unpredictable and painful, through the characters’ hardships in their relationships. Superficiality is a factor that “love” holds; which is shown in Shakespeare 's play through Titania’s relationship with Nick Bottom and Theseus’ speech concerning lovers. In scene Titania becomes deeply enamored with Bottom, although she hasn’t created a connection or reason to be in love with