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The Cage of Love - Why is it that heartache almost always precede after the act of first love. Things would be simpler if timing were not a crucial factor in romance. If love would transcend our different points in our foreign journeys. Rob, you say you are ready to take the fateful jump, but won't do it lonesome. Love, you say, is a two way thing. Your vision and hopes are turning bleak and suspenseful now; you never imagined it like this. But what do you do with all your passion and smitten feelings and sentimental attachment about this relationship when you have to face the possibility that it will not go your way this time....   [tags: Love is a Prison] 732 words
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What is the Definition of True Love? - "I wanna love you and treat you right; I wanna love you every day and every night: We'll be together with a roof right over our heads; We'll share the shelter of my single bed; We'll share the same room, yeah. - for Jah provide the bread. Is this love - is this love - is this love - Is this love that I'm feelin'?"--- Bob Marley. Bob Marley wrote and sang about love just like hundreds of people before him. His idea of true love was sharing with someone in order to meet the basic needs and spiritual way of life....   [tags: essay on love]
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The Absence of Love - ... True love was destroyed and it also paralleled the new way of thinking that still exists today. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a great representation of how love has become more of a game, in that it is easier to just marry someone who is just as rich as you or in the same social class as yours. Society’s weakness to long for that true affection has left them with this false sense of comfort and love within their own peer group. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a clear indication of how love has become less of a word, and more of a saying....   [tags: sense of love, medrnism period] 1038 words
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The Power of Love! - A person in love feels stronger, faster, better overall, Love is the power of telepathy the ability to fully understand someone without having to talk to simply understand or relate. Love is a force field that offers you protection from yourself as well as the outside world even protecting your heart. Force fields can’t be perfect so if someone brakes through and you became injured love has the power to heal. Love can heal your wounds and nurse you back to health it offers you hope, new beginnings and a confidence in yourself granting you the “I don’t give a crap what you think” attitude....   [tags: love, protection, force field] 899 words
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What is love? Is It Real? - ... It is like there is a magnetic force pulling you together. Their touch is like electricity flowing through you. Everything is exciting and new. Although Eros feels good, it is not a type of long lasting love. Then there is the type of love that is most often shown in friendship. That love is called Philos. Anne Wilson described Philos as being a love grounded in friendship, mutual admiration, acceptance, and respect. She also said that it is a type of love that is worked for and created by those in the relationship (“Love Changes All”)....   [tags: sex, eros love, agape love]
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The Many Ways to Love - Love is the most powerful of all magic. It brings hope, beauty, unity, and joy into ones life. Also, it brings pain and heartache if not nurtured, or if neglected. There are different types of love for example the love for your parents and children, which is unconditional, but sometimes complicated. Then there is the kind for lovers and friends, which are built on getting to know a person and accepting people for who they are. Regardless of the kind of love, it is still powerful and emotionally linked....   [tags: love, relationships, ]
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Love Has Many Definitions - What is love. Webster defines love as “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child> (2): attraction based on sexual desire: affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates>.” Love comes in many forms. Unconditional love, the love of a mother for her child, romantic love, the love for your partner and passion or lust, a more sexual emotion towards a person....   [tags: essay on love] 785 words
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Love in Relationships - Unknown source of Passage 1 and 2 Love relationships are similar to a seesaw, as the seesaw tips according to the persons sitting on the two sides, a love relationship can also lean according to the mentality of the couple in the said relationship. Passage 1 and Passage 2 both depict situations with love relationships that have varying passions, intensity, and dilemmas. Passage 1 and Passage 2 establish a controlling idea that love?s various obstacles and hindrances can occur by the individuals in the relationship or by outside forces affecting the relationships. Passage 1 introduces the idea that the crisis of death can occur during a relationship....   [tags: Love] 572 words
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The Treatment of love in "Love is not all" by Edna Millay - While love may be an extremely touchy subject as well as one that can be incredibly hard to interpret in a unique way, it is not impossible to broach the subject from a fresh perspective; In “Love is not all” Edna St. Vincent Millay is able to approach love in a way that initially seems extremely pessimistic and almost cold, but continues on to show the reader that she is not actually all that closed and even reveals some vulnerability by the very end. While the more negative approaches she uses would appeal to some people, it seems that if you actually take the time to read it a few times the cynical façade fades away and you can understand Millay’s interpretation of love as guarded but not...   [tags: Love is not all, Edna Millay]
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A Farewell to Love, Where Love Leads to Pain - Love is a strong affection or warm attachment to someone; on the contrary, pain is a punishment or penalty or suffering of body or mind. These emotions carry a direct relationship; love leads to pain. However, everything that begins must eventually come to an end, and in the end one emotion is victorious. There is a constant struggle between the opposing emotions; henceforth, Ernest Hemingway combines both of these emotions into A Farewell to Arms. Through Fredric Henry and Catherine Barkley’s relationship, Hemingway combines these two emotions in a relentless power struggle....   [tags: love , pain, ernest hemingway] 670 words
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The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman - book “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman, the author writes about the importance of communicating with your spouse in a language that fulfills their love tank. Throughout the book he uses real life scenarios in couples to help them examine what their primary love language is through various acts and experiments. Love and marriage are the primary topics of the book, and the author illustrates how to understand their construction, and how they function in society. Love is needed in all areas to fulfill the needs of a human and to succeed in marriage....   [tags: love and marriage] 1150 words
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What is Love? - What is Love. Romantic Love Is love chemical. Love can't be just pheromones, surely body chemistry changes. Although, perhaps that is why people break up after a while. Maybe they were attracted to each other at one point, but then the pheromones they were giving off change and the other person is no longer attracted to them. What is attraction based on. What attracts one person to another. People have said they have fallen in love before meeting in person, thanks to the Internet. Pheromones can't account for that....   [tags: essay about love] 1549 words
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What is Love? - Love, Love, Love. We all think about it, dream about it, sing about it, and even lose sleep worrying about it, but why. Love is such a small word paired with a vital meaning. It’s universal, easy to spell, difficult to define, but impossible to live without. When we don’t have it, we search for it, when we find it, we don’t know what to do with it, when we have it, we fear losing it. Love is the constant source of happiness and sorrow. I am young and I haven't a clue as to what love is, let alone what falling in love is....   [tags: definition essay, defining love] 649 words
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Theories of Love - It is instilled into our brains at a young age. Everyone, must end up happily married. From Disney princesses, to characters in books. There is no excuse to not ending your story with a magical and happy ending, which society portrays as marriage. However, the idea of love and being able to “love” someone so much that they are the only person you wish to commit to be becoming harder in a society where love is such a commonly tossed around word that it no longer has a direct definition. Love can be described as a feeling, a thought, an emotion, and an action....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Disney Princesses]
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What is Love? - ... One example of that is when people find their so call “soul mate “not in a romantic relationship but in a friendship which actually in my opinion happened more often than in a romantic relationship. For me soul mate is somebody that you can trust, somebody with whom you are able to open up completely without the fear of rejection or judgment. Therefore, if a person is able to find all this in his or her romantic partner than he or she is a very lucky person but by no means will I agree that this is the only way to find happiness....   [tags: feelings, affection, types of love]
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Love and Literature - "Love is an inborn suffering proceeding from the sight and immoderate thought upon the beauty of the other sex, for which cause above all other things one wishes to embrace the other and, by common assent, in this embrace to fulfill the commandments of love. . . ." once said Andreas Capellanus, the twelfth century French author of a well-known but skeptical book, The Art of Courtly Love. Despite Capellanus’s attempt to provide others with an accurate definition of love, he fails in doing so; trying to achieve the impossible; Capellanus is unaware in composing a meaning of love that with its great ambiguity, love cannot ever be defined as a single phrase; its true meaning, which lies in the e...   [tags: The Art of Courtly Love] 884 words
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What is love? - ... The man “had ceased to wonder in her long black hair,” (26). This shows that Janie’s hair is represented the amount of love he had for her. Concluding that Logan had nothing left for her, and Hurston shows it in a bold way through her use of symbols and metaphors. Janie’s second adventure begins with a man named Joe Starks. She starts with a wedding of new beginnings as it was at sunset. The change from night to day is used to show a new time in Janie’s life. Hurston states, “They… saw the sun plunge into the same crack in the earth from which the night emerged,” (33)....   [tags: love, passion, sensation, heart] 863 words
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Garden of Love - Chapter One The sun was shining right in John’s face as he ran his 2 miles for the day in the Dessert. John was sent back to the dessert for six months after he made Tech. John was into his Fourth month deployment and he was more than ready to get back home to his loving wife Maddie. He finished his run and went back to his room to take a cold shower. He would have taken a hot shower, but it was already hot outside. John stepped out of the shower and decided to try and get a hold of his wife Maddie....   [tags: military, love, relationship] 1095 words
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Love Is a Temporary Form of Insanity - Love is a temporary form of insanity In the novel The Kite Runner and the play Antigone Love can be a destructive force such as betrayal, which occurs when one betrays a loved one. An example in Antigone would be when Antigone broke Creon’s law to go bury her beloved brother this questions us to think will people do wrong to help and be with their loved ones and is love a destructive force. In the Dictionary Love is a strong feeling of affection. The readers should be pretty sure that love is a strong feeling of affection the readers has felt it....   [tags: antigone, betrayal, destructive, love] 705 words
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The Danger of Love: Antigone by Sophocles - ... Antigone says to Ismene that she [Antigone] will go against Creon’s decree-which states that if anyone buries Polyneices they will be killed (190). Antigone is extremely angry with Creon for creating the decree, to the point where she decides to make a big deal about the burial, instead of lying low and doing it in secret (192). Antigone even tells Ismene to “Tell everyone!” that she [Antigone] buried Polyneices when everyone finds out, and not keep it a secret-although Ismene doesn’t listen (193)....   [tags: creon, ismene, dangerous love] 695 words
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The Definition of a Realistic Love - Love can defined as many things. In the work “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare, he shows the rarity that is love has. Telling how there is no other love like his. In another work, “Digging” by Seamus Heaney is about his father digging for potatoes. Each piece showed the love in the words. Whether it was towards their love, or for their job. In William Shakespeare poem, he compares is woman to the others. He compared her to the fairest of them all. He showed the other men why he picked her....   [tags: William Shakespear, love] 752 words
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Letters to Juliet: What is Love? - There are many mysteries in life; one of many happens to be love. Love is such an easy thing to grasp, but to hold and truly understand it will dumbfound philosophers for a millennia and a millennia more to come. To understand such a thing is like asking; why does the sun set. Why do the ones we say we “love” leave us. To give an answer in a matter of seconds would almost certainly be wrong. Ask your self, what is love. A good example is in Verona, Italy where many letters of “love” are sent; one such letter will be examined and only a small few could truly say if this letter was “love” or just a strong connection to another human being....   [tags: love, connection, feeling, desire] 626 words
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Structure and Style of To Sir, with Love - Dramatic Structure To Sir, with Love embodies a conventional three-act structure. However, the protagonist, Mark Thackeray, is faced with multiple active antagonists. The first act introduces Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) as a Communications engineer who, after many unsuccessful attempts to find employment in his field, takes a teaching position at the North Quay Secondary School. Once he has arrived, Thackeray is informed of the rebellious nature of his assigned students, who mostly come from underprivileged backgrounds....   [tags: To Sir, with Love Essays] 1015 words
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Love and the Pattern of Relationships - Love and the pattern of relationships will often be fashioned on a person’s upbringing and the family life they experienced. While a person may have come from a loving home with parents who respected each other, shared responsibilities and managed to stay married, this will perhaps be the kind of relationship they will want for themselves. On the other hand, while a person may have come from a hostile environment with parents who fought and ended in divorce, this may perhaps be the kind of relationship they may seek....   [tags: Essay About Love] 407 words
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The Word "Love" is Misunderstood - The word love is usually misused or misinterpreted. There are numerous meanings and definitions to this overly used word. Not many of them make much sense to me. Love is a feeling of complete bliss. Love is something that can’t be touched or bought, but is something that is much better than money and earthly objects. I can stay here and describe love all day long and still have so much more to say about this word days later. Love isn’t a word that should be used lightly, but usually is. I believe that love is the most commonly used, but most understood word ever known Some people get the word love mixed up with lust....   [tags: essay about love]
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Love Should Not Be Measured - Love is an emotion that a person feels inside his heart. People can love their partner; in addition, they can also love their friends. However, if a person were asked to choose whom they loved best, the majority would say they loved their partners more. When comparing love in this way, it would be conceivable that love can be measured. The same can be comparable to our children. While loving other family members, if we had to make a choice, we would undoubtedly choose our children. Loving someone means you are willing to make sacrifices for them....   [tags: Essay About Love] 539 words
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Power of Love and Relationships - Power of Love and relationships The first aspect of forming a social bond is an attraction, and there are many different ways in which people are attracted to those around them. Attraction refers to positive feelings you have for another person, it can be liking, love, friendships, and lust. When it comes to love and relationships, attractions are important. One would think that physical attraction is aspect number one and research shows that the romantic attraction is primarily determined from physical attraction....   [tags: social bond, romantic love]
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Crazy Love by Steven Pinker - In Steven Pinker’s short informative article, “Crazy Love,” he defines the special effects love has on us as human beings, and the technique people use to look for certain spouses. Pinker claims that ever since the beginning of time love has driven humans to make verdicts they would not generally make. Love induces feelings not only of happiness, but of distress and irritation as well. Pinker begins to clarify how humans find a companion, and what they browse for in the opposite sex. He says that romantic passion, with its ideational fixation, mood swings, and intense need for signs of giving back is different from lust and long-term commitment....   [tags: effects of love, people] 589 words
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Love in Toni Morrison's "Beloved" - Love is said to be one of the most desired things in life. People long for it, search for it, and crave it. It can come in the form of partners, friends, or just simply family. To some, love is something of a necessity in life, where some would rather turn a cold shoulder to it. Love can be the mixture of passion, need, lust, loyalty, and blood. Love can be extraordinary and breathtaking. Love being held so high can also be dangerous. Love can drive people to numerous mad things with it dangerously so full of craze and passion....   [tags: Love, Toni Morrison, Beloved,] 648 words
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Love Portrayal of Jack London - Love Portrayal Of Jack London Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild Buck is thrown into a vast amount of obstacles. Buck is a half Saint Bernard and Half Sheepdog who is stolen from a home in California. He was then sold as a sled dog in the arctic where he would begin his adventure. Buck undergoes many challenges that can be related to human beings. The two experiences that everyone goes through are love and death. According to Jack London in The Call of the Wild, love and death are portrayed as bitter, sweet, and deadly....   [tags: death, love, obstacles, adventure]
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Metamorphosis in Relation to Love - Metamorphosis is a key element in Greek mythology. The ability of the gods to change the shapes of others or themselves is well portrayed in several of the stories, including Baucis and Philemon, Ceyx and Alcyone, and Pometheus and Io. Metamorphosis was greatly used to deceive but what is most admirable is the use of metamorphosis in relation to love. The first story of Baucis and Philemon began with the gods Jupiter and Mercury making their way to Phrygia out of boredom. Jupiter who was responsible for all guests seeking shelter in a strange land, decided he wanted to test the hospitality of the people of Phrygia....   [tags: Love, Greek mythology] 588 words
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What is Love? - “I love you”. No other sequence of words has so much power; these words have the power to strengthen a bond, weaken a relationship, ruin a friendship or bring two people together. The concept of love is puzzling and we have struggled to understand it for centuries, everything between the Greek goddess Aphrodite and today’s Romantic comedies have attempted to comprehend and explain it. The theme of love is popular in Donne’s early poetry. His understanding of love from the perspective of a protestant preacher reveals much about the anti-Christian sentiments and of the scientific revolution of the 17th century....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Donne, Love's Alchemy] 1507 words
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Love: A Complex Mix of Chemistry, Psychology, Culture and Emotion - Love is by far one of the most talked about, written about, expressed and implied feelings in the human array of emotions. The Beatles told us that “love is all you need”. Dr. Theodor Geisel, best known under the pseudonym Seuss, stated that “When you are in love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.” Douglas Adams gave us a dry warning in his book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, stressing that, in terms of love, “Avoid, if at all possible.” With all the artists, poets, writers, philosophers, scientists, and thinkers of the world giving us conflicting and equally meaningful views of love, can it really be explained....   [tags: essay on love] 833 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Ethic of Love - The civil rights movement was a period in the United States in which African-Americans actively started to demand equality for themselves. It was a movement to end prejudice and segregation against black people so that African-Americans could live as freely as white people. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—a very popular civil rights leader during the civil rights movement—is considered one of the most influential people during this time due to his method for achieving equality. Dr. King believed that the only way to end segregation and attain equality was to nonviolently resist by using a principle of love as a foundation....   [tags: Ethic of Love]
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Forms of Love in Plato's Symposium - Love, in classical Greek literature, is commonly considered as a prominent theme. Love, in present days, always appears in the categories of books, movies or music, etc. Interpreted differently by different people, Love turns into a multi-faceted being. In Plato’s work Symposium, Phaedrus, Pausania, Eryximachus, Aristophane and Agathon, each of them presents a speech to either praise or definite Love. Phaedrus first points out that Love is the primordial god; Pausanias brings the theme of “virtue” into the discussion and categorizes Love into “good” one or “bad” one; Eryximachus introduces the thought of “moderation’ and thinks that Love governs such fields as medicine and music; Aristophane...   [tags: Plato, Symposium, nature of love, relationships] 2571 words
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Romeo and Juliet a Tragic Love - Romeo and Juliet, the tragic play by William Shakespeare, centers around the love story between Romeo, the young heir of the Montagues, and Juliet, the daughter of the house of Capulet. This story starts off with two opposing families of royalty, the Montagues and the Capulets. These families have a deep seeded hatred for one another that traces way back into their family’s history. Shakespeare takes his audience though a heart churning tale of two star crossed lovers. From the start Romeo and Juliet’s love seemed to be an uphill battle that they would never win even with help....   [tags: romeo, juliet, shakespeare, love story]
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Untraditional Love in a Small Texas Border Town - I was incredibly touched and inspired by this heartbreaking story of love, devotion, and family expectations. Set in a small Texas-Mexico border town in the early half of the 1900’s this tale is a sample of Mexican storytelling at its best. Tita and Pedro have a love that is passionate, timeless and worse, untraditional. An unbreakable doctrine forces Tita to never marry Pedro because she is the youngest daughter in her family and is therefore bound to care for her mother until death. To be near her, Pedro marries Rosaura, Tita’s sister....   [tags: love, relationships, ] 709 words
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The Fallacy of Love Songs - ... Caught in the realities of life, these lyrics are a simpering ode of a life not fully lived. In a recent confessional, Elad Nehorai explains his love story as one of redefining his definition of love. Like most people, he believed love was based on a unquantifiable emotion, but discovered that love was a series of self-less daily decisions that we, as individuals, make. “It was in the practicality that I found the love I was looking for” (Nehorai). Unfortunately, those words don’t exactly equal the sweeping visual of “You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess” from Love Story by Taylor Swift (Swift)....   [tags: true, love, culture, sells, fashion]
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Troilus and Criseyde Love Analysis - Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde focuses on Troilus role as a lover. The story relates to Troilus romance build on inside the framework of courtly love. Courtly love was a popular and common theme in literary works in the thirteenth century. Usually, courtly love is defined to be a secret between members of nobility. Criseyde is not a truthful lover and she is to blame alone as we all know Troilus love for her was very strong. Her love for him was nothing but a lie. Come to think of it this kind of love cannot possibly exist....   [tags: geoffrey chaucer, courtly love, lover] 1216 words
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Dependency of Love - Love is the ubiquitous force that drives all people in life. If people did not want, give, or receive love, they would never experience life because it is the force that completes a person. People rely on this seemingly absent force although it is ever-present. Elizabeth Barrett Browning is an influential poet who describes the necessity of love in her poems from her book Sonnets from the Portuguese. She writes about love based on her relationship with her husband. Her life is dependent on him, and she expresses this same reliance of love in her poetry....   [tags: power, love, poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning]
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Rekindling Lost Love in Ray Bradbury's A Story About Love - I decided to write this in pencil, knowing it would have to be transcribed onto a computer later because it seemed natural. I forgot how easy they are to use when time has given me so much technology, time has given me a computer. Natural seems the most appropriate thing to do when referencing a story about love. Love is something ironically so cliché and so important that I always take it for granted, like this beautiful piece of yellow painted wood with a small number two engraved into it. Like love, when using a pencil sometimes mistakes are made, but the eraser like time doesn’t fully cover them up ever....   [tags: A Story About Love]
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Love and Sex in the Tale of Cupid and Psyche - The concept of love and sex is hard to ascertain consciously. "Sex is a function of love. Love is a function of sex, and lust is only a function of sex." Many researchers think that love is nothing but a chemical drive within the brain, very similar to the drive for sex. If it were true, all these effusive feelings would be nothing more than a breeze up the leg. Greek and Roman mythology are based on themes that depict human nature which can be true or fictitious; myths, in a sense, are the "highest reality." Most stories of the myth have its root in love and sex....   [tags: love, sex, desire, brain] 727 words
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Love Interpretation in The Sun Rising and The Canonization - What pops into your mind when you hear the word love. When people hear the word love many people think of romantic love. The word love has many other interpretations such as loving your neighbor, loving of one’s nation, and loving of God. People need to avoid thinking about something as important as love so superficially. Both John Donne’s “The Canonization” and “The Sun Rising” use metaphors to deal with whether the nature of love and whether it is really mysterious. While Donne’s “The Sun Rising” focuses on romantic love, his poem “The Canonization” delves into the many facets of love beyond the mere romantic such as being consumed by love, dying by it, and being reborn through love....   [tags: love, loving, poetry, canonization] 1056 words
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Love in Imagery - ... In truth, this expresses that the speaker himself believes so profoundly in the strength of the spiritual love they share that even shedding tear would only serve justice to a solely physical love between the pair. He says to her, "So let us melt and make no noise," because although they may be upset that they must part is important not to express outward sorrow, he is sure that they will meet again. He also wishes not to “profane” their love and publicly display the sorrow they share from parting physically....   [tags: short story, analysis, John Donne, love]
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Reflection on Love: The Aeneid and the the Tabula Cebelis - True love in a story must be acted on by two different people. It cannot be made to happen by an outside force or it will be doomed to fail. In this essay we will look at two different texts. The first being The Aeneid and the second book being the Tabula Cebelis. We’ll look at different instances of love that are highlighted between both texts and discuss rather it is an instance of true love or a deceitful love. Deceitful love being one that is influenced by an outside source or a person that is just using love to further their own desires....   [tags: true love, virgil] 1198 words
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Perspectives on Love in Bernard Schlink's The Reader - The essence of romantic love is the passionate affection one has for another. As Bernhard Schlink favours love over hate, and narrates both the positive effects of a relationship and the negative effects of a breakup, he is portrayed as a proponent of love. Bernhard Schlink uses his novel, The Reader, to express his feelings on the unexpected love between the characters, Hanna and Michael convey both the positive and negative effects of their love. Schlink also uses their relationship to showcase the form of love they possess for one another....   [tags: romantic love, break up]
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The Mix Up of Love - ... The chick with the brown hair?" Asked Jason. "Yea." "She's hot bro but I don't know her. She'll think I'm weird if I ask her." "Come on do it. Don't be a sissy." "Don't ever call me that again." Jason glazed at her gait as she passed by him. Under the cafeteria's lights,her skin seemed lighter and pale with a metallic rose colored tint to her cheeks. Her flawless chocolatey hair fell loosely over her shoulders into slack curls. Her lips were like a frozen rose; dangerous but beautiful. Each step she made, caused Jason heart to skip a beat....   [tags: university, love, cry, mask, dance] 1432 words
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Interpretation of Love in Plato’s Symposium - The meaning of love is as intricate and unique as the purpose that it serves. It seems that the nature of love is found in the mind, the body and the soul. In Plato’s Symposium each member of the drinking party gives their own interpretation of love. As each speaker engages in their discourse, the concept of love is evaluated from different angles. According to Phaedrus, homoerotic love is the highest form of love and that sacrificing oneself for love will result in a multitude of rewards from the gods, while Pausanias believes that there are two forms of love: Commonly and Heavenly....   [tags: homoerotic love, aristophanes, zeus]
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Photography of Love in its Various Forms - My goal is to make a photo album of pictures depicting some of the various forms of love that exist between humans. Love is unfalteringly one of the strongest emotions that we feel over the course of our lives, and I want to capture that emotion in pictures. The photographs will be taken using a variety of techniques to evoke different forms and strengths of love, and each picture will be accompanied by a quote that promotes the same type of love I chose this topic to gain experience in the art of photography, as well as to further my knowledge of techniques that can be used to show different forms of any certain object or emotion through an image....   [tags: photography, art, love, ] 862 words
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Love in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - ... It is this first encounter with Mr. Darcy that makes Elizabeth create a negative impression of him. Elizabeth even sarcastically announces that she is “perfectly convinced … that Mr. Darcy has no defect” (Austen 50). Mr. Darcy on the other hand, refers to Elizabeth as “tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me” (Austen 12). Mr. Darcy informs Mr. Bingley, within the hearing range of Elizabeth that she is not worthy enough to warrant his attention. This remark wounded Elizabeth’s vanity and led to her prejudice against Darcy for the remainder of the novel....   [tags: the idiom, society, true love] 1019 words
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Does Love Exist in The Heart of The City? - New York City, the city of love, right. Wait no, that’s Paris. CRAP. What is New York good for. Oh yeah, business. Everything in the city is related to business. Even love in the city is business. Jay-Z and Beyoncé may be a love story, but underneath it all the relationship works ultimately because they’re on the same level and they have the same standards of business. So I believe love is driven by motives. I know, the hypothesis IS cynical, but I truly believe that in a city like New York, some sort of motive drives each little thing....   [tags: love, motive, business] 1895 words
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Lasting Love Requires Chemistry and Commitment - Little girls dream about love. Young girls long to be loved. Maturing young women desire love. Actually, from the womb to the grave the need to be loved is a craving that must be satiated. Love can be an ever eluding force to be reckoned with. In contrast, love can capture a heart in a moment and last a lifetime. Love can be found in the imaginary world of fairy tales. However, love takes on a whole new dimension when one views it through the lens of reality. True love can last a lifetime. Little girls begin to watch fairy tale stories pertaining to love long before they can ever really understand such a thing....   [tags: Relationships Love Gender Roles]
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The Love Story of the Underworld God: Pluto - ... From that day on, Pluto visited the girl, whose name was Ariana, every day, helping her around the house, walking with her from merchant to merchant, dancing with her on the festivals. As the weeks passed, his two brothers and his father saw the change in Pluto and warned him “You better forget about her. She is a mortal. She will die soon; you can’t make her an immortal and you cannot become a mortal. Save yourself the trouble and leave her now!” However, Pluto did not listen and kept visiting Ariana, even thinking about marrying her....   [tags: warrior, love, inmortal, underworld] 576 words
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Shakespeare´s Hamlet: A Tale of Love - In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the concept of love for Ophelia is often difficult to understand. Hamlet has deep and troubling emotions including betrayal, madness and love. Does he truly love Ophelia. Did he stop loving her. Did he ever love her. From the play there is a vast amount of evidence directing toward the conclusion that Hamlet always loved Ophelia, but just the same there are also some points where Hamlet rejects Ophelia cruelly. His reasons though can be backed up as a way to protect her from his mission of avenging the murder of his father, the late king of Denmark....   [tags: betrayal, madness, love]
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Love Can Blossom in Unlikely Places - ... All the wardrobes and drawers were empty. He left nothing behind. Only a note saying – I can not do this anymore, Sorry. Matt was brought up in a broken family – his parents always bickering, resulting in his mother to leave them for another man. Over the years he built quite a close relationship with his father. He fabricated hatred towards his mother for her actions. Despite the support he got from his dad, he never got to the top of the ladder. He let each problem take over him. He thought he could no longer deal with this type of lifestyle....   [tags: love, perfect, imperfect, heart] 618 words
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Lasting Love in Shakespeare - “So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day” (Sparks). Being in a relationship is tough now days, and apparently couples in the older times still went through the same types of situations couples today go through. Everyone has their disagreements, and couples never know what life will throw their way. After being with someone for so long, one is bound to have a few fights, but true love perseveres....   [tags: Love, Sonnets, Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]
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Love As a Theme In a Poem - Love is one of the main sources that move the world, and poetry is not an exception, this shows completely the feelings of someone. In “Litany” written by Billy Collins, “Love Poem” by John Frederick Nims, “Song” by John Donne, “Love” by Matthew Dickman and “Last Night” by Sharon Olds navigate around the same theme. Nevertheless, they differ in formats and figurative language that would be compared. For this reason, the rhetoric figures used in the poems will conduct us to understand the insights thought of the authors and the arguments they want to support....   [tags: poetry, Litany, Love Poem, Song, Last Night]
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Different Levels of Meaning in George Herbert’s Poem, Love - Different Levels of Meaning in George Herbert’s Poem, Love This unique love poem by George Herbert seems both simple and complex at the same time. There are many levels which display the depth of Herbert’s writing. He gives a three stanza poem, six lines each with the rhyme scheme of: A, B, A, B, C, C, and the lines alternating ten and six syllables. This simple and gentle form, that never deviates, gives the reader a tranquil and soothing feeling, adding an extra dimension to the overall poem....   [tags: Love]
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The Vicissitudes Of Romance and Love - Love is not always what one expects it to be. Shock, disillusionment and renewal are sometimes the eventual outcome of relationships gone wrong. Dorothy Parker, Mary Coleridge, and Robert Browning, all demonstrate these common themes, as well as others, through the use of romantic motifs in various tones, in the poems “One Perfect Rose”, “The Poison Flower” and “Porphyria’s Lover.” In the first poem, Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose", she describes the high expectations the speaker has towards suitors....   [tags: romance, love, dorothy parker, one perfect rose]
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Wuthering Heights Love - Although banned by many, and put on a shelf for many years, Wuthering Heights still delivers the shock value which is anticipated when reading books written in the 1800’s. Daughter of a clergy man, Emily Bronte the nom de plume of the author Ellis Bell, penned Wuthering Heights and left British society in an uproar due to the content within the pages while having touched upon forbidden love, the supernatural, dark passion, incest, race, and women’s rights. Due to the scandalous nature of Wuthering Heights, it was buried for many years and was not praised for its’ brilliant writing until much later by literary critics....   [tags: Bronte, literature, love]
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The Greatest Of These Is Love - "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13) No matter how anointed we are in our preaching, teaching, evangelizing, ministering, etc ... there is no greater evidence of our knowledge of God than how we LOVE one another. Love comes from God and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows Him. (1 John 4:7) The indwelling of God's love in us perfects our human character. Without it, we have no foundation on which to build our Christian lives....   [tags: God's Love for Mankind] 997 words
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The Virtues of Love in Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" - William Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" is a Shakespearean or English sonnet that attempts to determine the true meaning of love. The dictation used to write this sonnet reveals a number of meanings to readers. The speaker uses the imagery to compare love to a ship lost at sea. The writer often uses caesuras, in this poem, which applies emphasis on some parts of the poem. The author uses many elements to define what true love is not; then, he moves on to tell what true love is and how it withstands the test of time....   [tags: true love] 932 words
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In the Name of Love to Exercise the Right to Revenge - The famous French writer Victor Hugo said, “Hamlet like each of us real, but must be greater than us. He is a giant, is a real person. Since Hamlet is not you, not I, but for all of us. Hamlet is not a person, but people ("Victor Hugo Quotes.")”. This means that our body can be seen in the shadow of Hamlet, he is such a real life live around us, familiar and strange. Hamlet is a person, a person who has love, just like us, but when the love is gone, he will revenge his dead loves. Love is the source of power, doesn’t matter the loved one is alive or dead, it will help you to grow up or to be changed....   [tags: power, blind, king, father, love]
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Different Kinds of Love in The Jade Peony - There are many kinds of love, relationships and companionship in the world. However, during some sensitive periods of time, some love is marked as forbidden love or guilty love. Some people had to give up their love, some people had to decide to hide their love forever, some people had to get rid of the result of the love to protect themselves under that background. Wayson Choy, the author of The Jade Peony, tries to use the conflicts in the novel to tell people what real love is. Therefore, in the novel, the three relationships are three kinds which are not easily accepted by people at that time....   [tags: Wayson Choy, what is real love?]
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Everyone Needs Love - David has been my best friend since eighth grade. He has helped me through countless breakups and heartbreaks, he has held me while I cried, and he has taken up for me when I need friend. My mother will tell you that he is like the son she never had, and my friends will tell you that it is a wonder how, after six years of being best friends, we haven’t found a way to kill each other. Some years ago, David nervously told me that he was gay. He has grown up in the church all of his life, his parents are openly “anti-gay,” and therefore, David is forced to a life of secrecy....   [tags: Essay About Love] 1679 words
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Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Dolly Parton’s Love is Like a Butterfly - “Sonnet 18”, decidedly the most celebrated of Shakespeare’s 154, was written in the early 17th century. It consists of 14 lines in iambic pentameter, each comprising of ten syllables, and utilizes the rhyming scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg. It is typical of the sonnets written during that time period, both in its format and content. “Sonnet 18” deals with love’s relation to beauty, as well as immortalization of love and beauty through poetry. In the first two lines, Shakespeare compares the beauty of a young person, to a summer’s day....   [tags: love essay]
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A Modern Romantic’s View on Love - Love – a simple four letter word shrouded in mystery and many different meanings. Philosophers, poets, and writers have all tried to discern the significance or concept of love for many centuries. Plato, for example, was one such philosopher who in his work the Symposium (which means “Drinking Party”) wrote about “Eros” – the term for sexual love in Greek. The Symposium was written approximately around 384 and 379 B.C.E., and follows five elite Athenian men as they pronounce their admiration of Eros while lounging on couches listening to flute girls play in the distance....   [tags: common love, symposium, sexual relations]
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Essay About Love: Love is Sacrifice - I left work today realizing just how fortunate I am to be on the track towards a successful career. And on top of that, the fact that I actually enjoy my job makes it even better. It's definitely been a long road. I think about how I had to deal with rude and ignorant customers as a convenient store cashier during junior high, the strenuous labor working alongside my mother at the dry cleaners in high school, and then finally those dreaded double shifts waiting tables for three years during college....   [tags: essay about love] 1158 words
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What is Love? Tim OBrien's The Things They Carried - Have you ever felt the feeling of butterflies in your stomach or heard the phrase “my heart skipped a beat for you”. As children, we grew up learning from our elders and experiencing new beginnings in life. Much of our knowledge has been brought upon by what we see and hear, rather of what we know. Many important decisions we make in our life has to do with what our feelings show us. Love is an important matter in our life because it motivates us in different ways. Love can be shown through emotions or even through actions....   [tags: Love, Actions, Emotions]
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William Shakespeare Objectifies Love in his Plays - William Shakespeare is known widely for his plays that dabble in comedy, tragedy, and most importantly, romance. Many of his plays incorporate more than one of these motifs. Throughout Shakespeare's plays, the characters and their dialogue give way to a cynical perspective on societal standards and views about love. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare derides the societal conceptions of love and chastises the ideals and yearnings of the members of the society. Shakespeare uses irony, metaphors, and plot dynamics to display the immense confusion of mistaken identity which emphasizes the theme love can exist only if society values it....   [tags: twelfth night, shakespeare, love]
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Gender Roles and Attitudes toward Love in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Romeo and Juliet is a heart-breaking tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare telling us the story of two teenage ‘star-cross’d lovers’ whose unfortunate deaths ultimately unite the dispute between their two families. Despite the perils involved, they fall in love and marry with the help of two characters, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays a range of different kinds of love through the central female characters. Maternal love is offered to Juliet by the Nurse and Juliet’s own reckless and impetuous love brought about by inexperience, which results in a doomed love....   [tags: Shakespeare, love, marriage,] 6005 words
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Reason and Love in Shakespeare´s A Midsummer Nigths Dream - ... That is why divorce and remarriage happen. Lysander declares that he loves Hermia, then he falls in love with Helena. Demetrius gives Helena his oath, abandons her to pursuit Hermia, but ending up together with her again. Secondly, people do not fall in love for specific reasons. Demetrius and Lysander are in love with Hermia not because she is taller or more beautiful than Helena. Hermia stated: “Her height, forsooth, hath prevailed with him” (3.2.301). She believes that Helena is taller, therefore the men love her, but in fact, they do not....   [tags: love, hormones, dreams, fantasy]
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The Two Forms of Love in the City of God by St. Augustine - The City of God “Accordingly, two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. The former, in a word, glories in itself, the latter in the Lord.” (14.28) Love, in a present-day definition is normally a good thing. According to the brilliant St. Augustine, that would depend on the nature of the love in understanding. In his book, The City of God, Augustine skillfully drew upon two loves: on one hand, a love which is holy: agape, unselfish love, and on the other hand a love which is unholy: distorted love of self; selfishness....   [tags: love, god, holy, self] 1359 words
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Consequences of Forbidden Love in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet - ... Romeo and Juliet are stuck in this bad fortune and Romeo even goes as far as to say “I am fortune’s fool”. This is significant because it is saying that their free will to love each other and be together is nonexistent. They are doomed from the start no matter what actions they try and take their destiny is in not in their favor. Love however in this story is the entire meaning to everything. Love is why Romeo and Juliet die. Love is why everything gets so complicated and so upsetting. Love is everything and more in this play and leads up to the most tragic endings to a love story in the history of love stories and the most unexpected losses for two lovers and their families....   [tags: fate, loss, control, love] 1074 words
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The Course of True Love Never Runs Smooth - While true love is treasured when achieved, its rarity can be attributed to the multitude of obstacles lovers must face. Couples often have trouble expressing their love for one another or may face challenges within the marriages. Whether it be disagreements, affection of surroundings, friendships lost, or jealousy, the quest for true love has its consequences. This concept is expressed several times in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, in the cases of many of the lovers. However, it can be argued that although complications ensue, true love is worth a life of trouble....   [tags: Love, Couples, Marriage, Spouses]
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All Paths Lead to Love in the Practice of Meditation - All Paths Lead to Love The path which one chooses to follow is unique and often idiosyncratic in comparison to those around them. In the novel, Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, the young protagonist quickly separated himself from the path of his brethren in search of his own destiny. Much is similar in Geshe Michael Roach’s Meditation and Jess Row’s For You, where the main characters of both short stories escape their comfort zones in search for answers to their own eternal questions. Throughout the three pieces, it is observed that the characters had trouble finding their paths....   [tags: Siddhartha, novels, love, meditation]
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Tragic Love in Grace Ogot's Short Stories - The path of true love has never run smoothly. These short stories, “The Lovers,” by Bessie Head, and “The Rain Came,” by Grace Ogot, were made noteworthy because of their tragedies. Each story reveals the misfortunes and predicaments associated with love. The stories expose that the path of true love is not smooth, and must never be smooth, if we are to fully appreciate what true love is. A core concept portrayed in both stories is the notion of different kinds of love. Passion between couples is the form more commonly thought of when referring to true love....   [tags: Love, tragedy, Grace Ogot,] 858 words
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