To many people the word “Love” does not seems to be something physical that a person can touch or see, but more like an abstract noun. Love is not something that they can touch or to other it's how they are affected mentally. The author of Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, Barbara Fredrickson gives us another way to view the word love and how it affects us as human beings. Instead of looking at love as a noun but start to look at it as a verb, due to love constantly changing. Fredrickson understanding of love takes a different approach than other by looking at the biochemical aspect of our body band and how it is “designed to love”.
The short story “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” by Raymond Carver is about four friends- Laura, Mel, Nick, and Terri, gathering on a table and having a conversation. As they start to drink, the subject abruptly comes to “love.” Then, the main topic of their conversation becomes to find the definition of love, in other word to define what exactly love means. However, at the end, they cannot find out the definition of love even though they talk on the subject for a day long. Raymond Carver in “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” illustrates the difficulty of defining love by using symbols such as heart, gin, and the sunlight.
In a family there are many different roles; there's the role of the mother, the father, the child, the grandparents, then there’s the brothers and sisters. Every single one of those roles has different responsibilities. The father, according to most of society, is supposed to be the breadwinner for the family. However, nowadays the mother is actually quite capable of being the breadwinner just as much of as the father. As they work to show their children what it is to be an adult they are teaching them as well on how to be an active member of society.
They had to raise their children, and were shamed if they did not; but men could get away with hardly contributing. Deineira says, “We had children which he sees from time to time, like a farmer who has a remote field, who sees it only at sowing time and at harvest,” (Lefkowitz and Fant 17). In this exerpt, she is describing her husband’s contributions as a father. She is comparing her husband to a farmer with a remote field because the farmer does not tend to his field often, just as her husband does not tend to his children often. Like the farmer, he was only there to help create life and to receive the final product.
We lock our self in a “web of lies” whose main consequence is to keep patriarchy going (549). So many females depend on fathers to do so many big events but need to stop relying on this because women are just as equal to men and play their roles, many mothers have to already. He brings up the different “human qualities” both men and women have (549). Men are entitled to do manly duties and women must do the homework, cooking, and taking care of the children. It should not be like this in my opinion.
A family contains young minds that are at first taught the building of personality or character and controlling the emotions of him or herself, while also being taught how to set goals for life (Ritter) But as new generations came of age, the family became a weakened and fractured unit as husbands and wives gave way to the human nature of adultery in a widespread manor. Here in America, the family has been under constant assault and broken marriages and broken households are now a normal thing to see. Few fathers show the guidance and teaching to their children that is needed often requiring the mother to take on both roles. As children grow up being more spoiled and pampered to, they are never learning to accept and recover from setbacks.
How to Live According to Irving Singer Throughout Irving Singer acclaimed trilogy, The Nature of Love, the viewer can observe how he unveils rich insight into fundamental aspects of human relationships through literature, the complexities of our being, and the history of ideas. In his sequel, The Pursuit of Love, Singer approaches love from a distinct standpoint; he reveals his collection of extended essays where he presents psychological and philosophical theories of his own. The audience can examine how he displays love as he systematically maps the facets of religion, sexual desire, love from a parent, family member, child or friend. Irving explores the distinction between wanting to be loved and wanting to love another, which ultimately originates from the moment an individual is born.
Love is a valuable thing that parents should have because it helps them understand their child better . For example, in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is warm-hearted with his children, Jem and Scout. He is always ready comfort his children when they are having bad day and he is also ready to spend time with them whenever they need him. Atticus is also a brave father because when he takes the case of Tom Robinson , people of Maycomb start talking bad about him and telling rude stuff to Scout/Jem. When they ask him why he is supporting him?, he says sometimes you have to fight even if the whole world is against you.
Imagine what it would feel like having to raise a child alone without a father while there are 100 men trying to get with at you just to get power. In the amazing poem The Odyssey written by Homer he tells the story of Odysseus a king who went to war for 10 years and was prevented from coming home for another 10 years because of his foolish men. Due to Odysseus being gone his wife queen Penelope is forced to raise their son Telemachus alone. Over that 20 year period of time Penelope underwent a lot of stress and anxiety. Men and Women have well defined roles in our society such as being a parent.
C.S. Lewis, a christian apologist writer wrote Mere Christianity in the nineteen-forties during world war two. Lewis wrote Mere Christianity in attempt to bring together a “common ground” of truths for the core of the Catholic Church’s beliefs. Mere Christianity shows readers logical ways of understanding the Catholic faith and he is presenting this central idea to help comprehend such ideas. The preface of Lewis’s Mere Christianity sets forth his ideas and arguments. Lewis is trying to convince readers his argument is credible and trustworthy, he is trying to get readers to understand his positioning and he is trying to give a sense of clarity. The preface shows Lewis’ goals when writing this argument; it shows how Lewis wanted so badly to express Christian unity no
Sydney Mauch Miss Brigham Core C Comp/Lit 29 February 2016 C.S. Lewis’s Beliefs C.S. Lewis is known as one of the most influential Christian writers ever. What many do not know is he was once an atheist at one point in his life. Atheism is a belief that there is no God or gods; Christianity is the exact opposite. Christianity is the belief in the one, true God, and remembering his son, Jesus, came to die on the cross for our sins. Lewis describes a Christian as one striving to be more like Christ and allowing Him to completely take over our lives for the better.
Father’s have a great amount of influence on their kids, especially on their sons, because they look up to them as role models. Having someone to teach them all about manhood, resourcefulness etc. Although some father’s are absent in a kids life and some are not always there, and some may struggle to provide for their kids, and giving them what they need., Fathers all want the best for their kids, even if that means that they we’re never there physically in their life or are not always there. And as children get older they may develop some hatred towards their father for not being there, Having an understanding and a reason to why they had did what they did, and those kids will eventually realize that after their father that
The mother provided the mental and emotional, which are immensely important for the child’s mental and emotional growth and considered the heart of the family. The father, on the other hand, is the head and the strong man of the family. Parents have the basic responsibility of keeping the family intact. In a perfect world, all children lived in happy homes with two loving, doting parents who are comfortable both financially and emotionally.