Pearl is a complicated symbol of an act of love and passion. This child is not meant to be a realistic character but rather a symbol of Hester’s sin, blessing and scarlet letter. Pearl is the scarlet letter, a blessing and curse, and the love and passion of a dangerous relationship. More than a child Pearl is a symbol of the love and passion between Hester and the minister. Pearl is a symbol that connect her parents forever even if they couldn’t be together.
Humans have always questioned the meaning of love. Every individual has a unique understanding of this word, be it chemicals released in our brains or the predestined string of fate, and each of these six poems – all written in different forms – explores a different type of love. Rossetti”s Remember and Browning”s My Last Duchess both include a controlling male figure, whereas A Mother in a Refugee Camp by Achebe and Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare are based on the idea of “true love”. Lastly, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Thomas revolve around the separation of lovers. This essay will examine the diverse ways in which love has been presented in six poems from the chosen anthology.
In “A letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment” by Anne Bradstreet, she professes her undying love for her spouse. Bradstreet was born in a Puritan family. A religious movement, in which women were considered inferior to men. They were not supposed to speak up their minds or express their feelings in public. However, Bradstreet’s love for her husband was so strong and fervent that she had to put it in writing.
Here, Phoebe debunks every stereotypical view on love that was shown in the pastoral age, where lovers loved each other to painful lengths, where the mental pain of not being able to be with one another transformed into physical pain. Phoebe, seeming almost cynical in the way she is dismissing Silvius, simply states she does not believe in the myth of what love feels like. She assures Silvius this is not what he feels, because those feelings could simply not exist, and if that time ever comes, not to “pity” her, because she “shall not pity” him (3.5.34-35).
In “Bedecked”, Redel raises attention about the different approaches to parenting in a situation when a parent’s son is more flamboyant than society would deem acceptable. Redel can handle the criticism and “other mothers looking”, but wanted none of it to change the purity of how her son “loves a beautiful thing not for what it means- / this way or that”(16-17). She ends her poem by asking readers if their “heart was ever once that brave”, for going against social norms and not confining to them (21-20). In addition to the older woman and younger man double standard, Calbert's “In Praise of My Young Husband” lists examples of the world’s different romances to note that there is not just one single type: “young lovers like to drink too much / and make a drunken, careless love, / why couples always cook so much” (19-22). Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love.
Love is a myth, I don’t believe in love as it gives us hope and that hope will destroy our life. In the story Eveline written by James Joyce it portrays love as an illusion and an opportunity to escape from her troubled life, the story also represents the symbol of epiphany as Eveline realized that she must leave with Frank to create a fresh start for her life but she realize that going with Frank can also drown her new life. Human emotions and responsibility also are being pointed out in the story; she did not go with Frank because of her own promise to her mother and also the memories of happiness that she got from her family. This creates a circle of indecision that relate with how people are still stuck with responsibility and memories from the past that will affect their future decision, most of the time in real life situation the path to escape created by love usually overcome our rational minds but in the story Eveline prevail. The story
The urge to find something that is familiar to us overrides the basic need to be happy. Throughout her essay, Fields talks about all the things that were wrong with the men that she dated. She has a deep desire that she cannot seem to shake off and because of it, she keeps being lead into disastrous relationships and distorting her definition of love. Fields expresses her deep desire when she says, “Because despite the fleeting nature of most of my encounters, and despite my own role in their short duration, I think what I have been seeking in some form from all of these men is permanence”. Like mentioned previously, Fields is craving stability.
However, Estha features in Rahel’s list of people she is ‘supposed’ to love and not one of those she loves. Right from the beginning, the author has subtly established and emphasized the ‘laws of love’ and they become the frame of reference when later on, love crosses the boundaries and breaks these ‘ground rules’. Ammu and Velutha’s relationship is one such example that defies these as Velutha is an untouchable. Although their families cannot bear this and punish them with exile and death, Ammu and Velutha’s relationship represents true romantic love in the plot. Love and sexuality also take an abusive form as seen in the molestation of Estha by the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man, beating of Mammachi, ill-treatment of Ammu at the hands of an abusive ‘Baba’.
I wrote a letter where I express the silly, difficult, crazy, and romantic love that John feels for Lenina, the aim is to demonstrate that love is not always the most important thing because you need to think first in your wellness. In the story John meets Lenina when she goes to Malpais with Bernard. After this trip, Lenina felt sexually attracted by John, but he got in love with her. This led to a dramatic story where many factors are involved, such as love, deception, lack of moral and death. It is important to comprehend the relationship that the characters have with each other.
Abstract: This paper tries to present the thematic problem of man-woman relationship and the importance of love in marriage. Although the theme of husband and wife alienation and marital disharmony is not a new theme in the novels of women writers, but with depth of the writing of Desai it gains new depth and meaning. In Custody, Desai points out the incompatibility of man and woman in carrying out their marriage, love, compatibility due to the predicament of modern world tension and stressful life. Women always shown to long for love and communion of the spirit with their partners who tend to reciprocate their feelings. According to Desai, most marriages prove to be unions of incompatibility.