The idea that the there is some sort of flaw in either the way you desire the beloved, or the desire 's themselves are flawed. We see two angles from each of the poems and how Gluck manipulates them to hit both sides of wanting and resenting the desires. The way the poems are framed, makes it seem like another theme is having desires but with a lack of love. The desire is purely based on physical attraction and lust. In her descriptions of these single intimate moments in time, we can see that the focus is less on the emotional and spiritual connection with the beloved, and more on the bodily pleasures of the lover.
We can see this specifically in ‘Fate Playing’ and ‘Dreamers’. In Dreamers Hughes mentions how obsessed Plath was with Assia, justifying her uncontrollable jealous when she assumed a relationship between them. Hughes insinuates Plath’s imagination pushed him into having an affair. He uses expressions such as “She fascinated you” “she shocked you” “warily you cultivated her”. The use of language that is so mystical and obsessive shows that Plath was highly obsessed, and as a result highly jealous of Assia.
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr.This idea exhibits the importance you give towards someone’s love is more necessary than yours. 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”. We can see that the quote is demonstrating the impatient approach towards love in within someone increases when beauty does not surround you.Despite this story using a various approach towards manipulating us to the theme, the poem uses literary and symbolic devices to exhibit the poet 's life. However, in the poem, the poet uses the ocean to show that all of his emotions are mixed to form one big vast area.
These are apparent especially in courtly love. Based on the excerpt, courtly love known as “a relationship that is build on the basis of the unexplained feelings that one has over a person.” Meanwhile, the darker side of courtly love is known as Libertine. Libertine uses romantic code to fulfill their needs and desires instead of gaining the ideal love. This can be seen in the phrase “They manipulate the romantic code and conduct not because to attain the ideal love but only for their own sheer personal delight.” The article is an excerpt from the book “The Road Less Travelled” which published on 1978 was written by Dr. M. Scott Peck who is a psychiatrist. Dr. Peck received his B.A.
The quote from Umberto Eco outlined that postmodern love has a different character from love in the narratives that have been written before the era of postmodernism. This paper explores the theme of love reflected in the novel Possession and provides the analysis and explanation of the representation of this theme in the story. The main aim of this paper is to explore a postmodern nature of the novel and a possessive connotation of love in the Possession as the author believes that this love is more a obsession. Author points
I connected this idea to a previous text, Sudhir Kakar’s Intimate Relations where Rano, the protagonist of one of the stories, desired to be beaten up by her husband to establish their relationship as a married couple. The idea of love with respect to desire was another point that I tried to cover in my post. The trance of love and desire often makes the two concepts very unrealistic for us, hence often blurring the lines between the reality and fantasy of these two raw emotions. Though these initial ideas regarding reality and desire with respect to violence do hold true for me in some parts, it is has become rather problematic for me to attach a negative connotation to desire. It also makes me question why love and desire as seen so differently.
Shown by the quote “Too easily impressed; she likes whate’er/She looked on, and her looks went everywhere”. This goes beyond into the realms of madness, where the Duke seems almost paranoid. The theme of obsession and madness also plays a big part in ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. The knight who was enchanted by the beautiful woman is almost mesmerized, and we could say is, obsessed with her. This obsession causes him to go mad, and hear things that he wants to hear.
Virginia Woolf is known for many things: she was a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group, she was one of the most famous feminist, her ideas being exposed in her hovels, short stories or essays, she is known for her troubled marriage with Leonard Woolf, whose it seams she didn 't love but she married for different reasons, as because her sister Vanessa considered him a perfect husband for Virginia, or probably because Virginia 's doctor recomended her to get married in order to overcome her mental illness; her lesbian tendencies was one of the reason she didn 't really love her husband. Her articulate essays, her vibrant conversation, her beauty, her part in the Hogarth Press and her contribution to modernism make Virginia Woolf one of the greatest personality of the XXth century. [1; pag.6] Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the important figures of the English Modernism of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels “Mrs
One of the main themes in Twelfth Night is Shakespeare's exploration of love. Typically, during Elizabethan times, courtly love was simply arranged however a large majority of Shakespeare's plays explore the deeper complications and conflicts of love using the themes of obsession and melancholy. Throughout Twelfth Night, Shakespeare mocks the superficiality of love between characters within the upper class status spectrum and the hyperbolic nature of their expressionism. He combats the chaos love can create and digs beyond the surface depth where only the simplicity of marriage is conveyed. Although Orsino is portrayed to adore Olivia, his devotion is undermined by his inconsistency and shallowness while Olivia, emerges to be driven by lustful
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.