Comparison Of Love In Troilus And Cressida By William Shakespeare

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Love is an emotion that is caused by a chemical in the brain that stimulates a strong bond or connection with another person. Establishing a long term relationship with someone else is a survival skill, helping humanity protect each other and their offspring. Neverless, we all have this dreamy, whimsical idea of “true love”. Fairy tales in books and movies plant this image of an unconditional, ever-lasting affection between two people. We grow up hoping that one day, we will find it ourselves. Find a love so strong that it overcomes all obstacles in our way. And one of those obstacles is overcoming diversity between two people. The person you are today is defined by what separates you from another, what makes you different. Your physical…show more content…
But this type of thinking and/or belief is distorted. As a matter of fact, the story Troilus and Cressida, written by William Shakespeare, describes a forbidden love between two people whose nations are at war. Despite their different origins, love blossoms for them in the midst of the Trojan War. Troulis, being a prince of Troy, and Cressida, being a the daughter of a priest siding with the Greeks to destroy the walls of Troy, fall in love. Pleading loyalty to each other, they part ways hoping to meet again. Until one fateful night when Cressida is sold to a General in the Greek army, Diomedes. She is taken to his room when he then seduces her and she claims she has found a new love for Diomedes. Thus breaking her faithful pledge to Troilus. And the worst part, Troilus watches the scene play out. He witnesses the love of his life with another man. If only he wasn’t there, Cressida’s ultimate betrayal wouldn’t have lead to Troilus’s heartbreak and death. You see, love is not victorious, especially in this famous story. If love was victorious, then the nationality difference wouldn’t be too great a challenge for the love of Troilus and
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