When asked to define love, people may answer with many different things. The formal definition of love as a noun is an intense feeling of deep affection. Love as a verb is to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses character pairings and their actions to illustrate his own definition of love. The main pairing in this play is John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth.
The union of both sexes is a notable metaphor in both “Symposium” and “Lysistrata”; however, the nature of the love between the sexes draws a distinction between both works. In Symposium, Aristophanes described how both sexes were so powerful when united; and when they were separated, human beings still strived to be united once more by any means. On the other hand, in Lysistrata the characters were already married and united; however, women found their true strength when they started a psychological war on their men. Even though both works drew the readers’ attention to the need for love, Symposium emphasizes the union of sexes in a way that the characters in Lysistrata will never reach; where love is not only about sex and physical attraction, but it’s also about a healthy relationship occupied with affection and caring. In Lysistrata, men and women were entangled in an unhealthy relationship; it was based on the objectification of human beings.
Not only that, but we also saw fragments of indifferent actions towards the women. The men in the play were evidently more superior and dominant compared to the women. They were also more powerful, and did not treat women as equals. One overt aspect that supports this declaration is the fact that men were the only ones who were allowed to be in command. Being a queen was basically like being a trophy to your husband, standing by them just to make them look even more superior.
This image of women constantly succeeds in attracting men. Following, right before the competition starts for Penelope’s heart, Athena “endowed her with immortal grace to hold the eyes of the Akhaians…” (18.241-245). She makes Penelope more beautiful and appealing to the suitors, so that they will be compelled to fight harder. When she comes to greet the suitors, “weakness took those men in the knee joints, their hearts grew faint with lust; not one but swore to god to lay beside her” (18.265-267). What Athena does to Penelope works, and the suitors want to win the competitions so they can sleep with her because of her immortal beauty.
A worth it sin Love makes you a total fool… you would do anything for the others person… even kill. George and Lennie were inseparable, and not for the reasons, Lennie needs it to be watched, they care for each other was deep, like they both used to say ”But not us! An’ why? Because… I got you look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why” (Steinbeck, 14). I never thought two people so different could be this near from each other.
A boy she had liked before barely acknowledged, however when she became a woman, every man was drooling over her. She finally got the boy she wanted and believes she falls in love with him. In this novel, the only sense of power given to women is through their sexuality, without it they are seen as nothing. The men are mostly given the power because of their natural “masculinity” They are supposed to be the ones getting all the ladies. Junot Díaz did an outstanding job in portraying power through Beli and Lola’s sexuality.
As Bryant gazes at the prairies he is captivated and subsequently lost in its beauty "These are the garden of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful" (Bryant 495). Bryant describes the prairies in extreme detail comparing them to various things and stated that man had no part in its creating "Man hath no part in all this glorious work" (Bryant 496). Bryant continues to describe the prairies until as he put it "A fresher wind sweeps by, and breaks my dream". There we see the power of nature and how it captivated Bryant and made him forget everything else until he realizes "I am in the wilderness alone" (Bryant 498). Here we see how nature and its vast scenery helped not only Emerson, but Bryant express himself through poetry.
I thought it’s interesting that the author has Wade and Art3mis develop a relationship where they both have crushes on each other even though they never met in person before. This just shows that OASIS can help people find someone they actually love and care about. At first I was still struggling to read these chapters, but once I read one, the rest of them were easily to get excited about.
She had fallen in love with Cyrano’s words, not his looks. Cyrano knew he had earned the love of Roxane without his looks. Imagery is also a common theme throughout the story. In the story, imagery is used by many characters, but Cyrano uses it the most, describing how he feels about
Lancelot was dependable, intelligent, powerful and marvelous. Regrettably he managed to fall in love with Queen Guinevere. Although she could not withstand his desirability and they became paramours. Since they were lovers the relationship had to remind a secret. Sir Meliagaunt however
While checking the traps for any stray animals that had wandered onto his property, he noticed that every single trap had remained unoccupied throughout the night. Upset by this discovery, he came to the conclusion that he should spend more time on his bright green, tall and healthily crops and worry about stray animals later. As he began fertilizing his crops he came to a sudden stop when he realized there a way for him to get rid of the stray animals without having to worry about getting sprayed by a skunk or get poked by a needle-like porcupine. He decides to build a little area for strays to come and go as they please. He went around his farm and into his barn looking for anything to build a gate or a fence over by the barn since that seems like that’s where they are hiding out.
When it is shared among two individuals, everything can seem right in the world. But love is a powerful entity as well. Its drug like effect can create envy and jealousy, irrational behavior, and it can make life miserable when it isn’t reciprocated. Esch’s growth throughout the book - from her first love, to being rejected, and to realizing that love surrounds her by way of family – shows that first love isn’t everything. Love can come from more than just a major crush on a boy.
This leader is likened to a μυσταγωγός. (Bury 125) Those in love, therefore, are actively engaged in the process both as initiators and initiates, as contrasted with lovers in Eryximachus’ account, who are mentioned little except as overseen by mantic techne. Experience is crucial to the process of initiation. Diotima’s “Ladder of Love” accordingly centers on the lovers’ own experience, something to which Eryximachus gives little weight. In this process described by Diotima, the lovers start from loving the beauty of one person’s body, then, “realize” (210a, κατανοῆσαι), “reflect upon” (210b, ἐννοήσαντα) it all
In this relationship they both seem to be nurturing people since they both care about each other,support each other and love each other. While interviewing them all the questions I seemed to asked them made it seem like they had no problems, as if their relationship was perfect. I decided to ask them what was the key to having such a strong relationship and them not giving up on each other easily? My cousins girlfriend first answered my question she smiled and said “our relationship isn’t perfect. He gives me millions of headaches there’s days when I just want to kill him but, I know i 'm nothing without him.
Love is a universal subject that is significant and important in many lives. At the end of Shakespeare’s play, after a painful past, Demetrius’ fresh and recurring affection for the character Helena and Titania’s immediate infatuation for Nick Bottom is veiled as superficial love. Theseus’ speech about the effects or relationships incorporates how unrealistic love can be. Lysander’s feelings from love to hate towards Hermia represents how quickly emotions change. Hermia’s heart shattered as her own love refused her which expresses how painful love can be.