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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 Science of Love - ... When woman are not ovulating, meaning they are not in a fertile period they are more attracted to less masculine characteristics, preferring men more delicate and careful. We also know that women are attracted to men who look as if they have wealth, or the ability to acquire it (Haselton, 2006). For men, women are attractive all day long, all year long. Men are strongly persuaded by visual stimuli, Men tend to desire women with features that suggest youth and fertility, including an specific body shape, full lips and soft facial features (Haselton, 2006)....   [tags: essay on love]
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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'm only fifteen and I haven't a clue as to what love is, let alone what falling in love is....   [tags: definition, defining love] 574 words
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Love and Literature - ... While Shakespeare depicts love as a seemingly wonderful and comforting part of life, including that love, at times, can be unpleasant, Capellanus suggests through his words that the negative attributes of love outweigh the positive. Over the course of history, there have also been many modern interpretations of the word love, and what it really means. While the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the concept of courtly love, a notion dealing with the affection men and women felt for each other, as “a late medieval conventionalized code prescribing conduct and emotions of ladies and their lovers,” the Oxford English dictionary defines courtly love as “a highly conventionalized medieval tradition of love between a knight and a married noblewoman, first developed by the troubadours of Southern France and extensively employed in European literature of the time ....   [tags: The Art of Courtly Love] 884 words
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What is the Definition of True Love? - ... The views of women and men may differ about how love is expressed. From Harvey’s description, women are seen as nurturers and men as providers. When I think of love, it is hard to narrow this complex subject into a quick and simple answer because of the many different kinds of love. When I think about my first thoughts of love it would have to be my upbringing in the Christian Church. God’s love or how God says we should love. In the Holy Bible love is mentioned constantly. There are seventeen specific verses that are referenced about love in the New International Version of the Bible....   [tags: essay on love]
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Love Has Many Definitions - ... In translation “True. I’m talking about dreams, which are the products of a brain that’s doing nothing. Dreams are nothing but silly imagination.” (Crowther 55) this quote says to me, unconditional love needs no brains and takes but a child’s imagination to understand and give. Unconditional love, like hope feeds the soul and nourishes the heart. Romantic love, although not clearly defined, usually implies an expression of one's love, or one's deep emotional desires to connect with another person....   [tags: essay on love] 785 words
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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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What is Love? - ... These first two lines can then be interpreted to imply that Donne believes in certain elements of platonic love or to signify the importance of penetration which reinforces the argument for his belief in a purely physical love. Donne does qualify the Platonists when he expresses their experience. The appeal to experience is important in the context of the scientific revolution; the focus shifted towards observable facts rather than inferred ones. The argument between the Platonists and Donne is similar to that between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Donne, Love's Alchemy] 1507 words
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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 Treatment of love in "Love is not all" by Edna Millay - ... Despite the fact that most poems about love would not begin by telling you that “Love is not all” (Millay, 1) It does not seem to be a flaw in her writing and she almost seems to enjoy turning these conventions on their heads and uses this to her advantage. The instinctive reaction to this statement that seems so cold and bitter with the first reading would not be one that is expected to be a response to a love poem, one may shudder at the thought of “A man making friends with death” (Millay, 7) as the result of love –or lack there of- and it could be that this is the very reaction that Millay wants....   [tags: Love is not all, Edna Millay]
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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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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; Aristophanes draws attention to the origin and purposes of Love; Agathon enunciates that the correct way to present an eulogy is first to praise its nature and gifts....   [tags: Plato, Symposium, love, relationships] 2571 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 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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Reflection on Love’s Executioner - ... Thelma and Matthew end up spending the day having coffee and conversing as if they had been old friends reunited, including having sex on one occasion. She describes Matthew being caring and attractive. Thelma informs Yalom that she had not spoke to Matthew in over eight years that she couldn’t see herself without him, as she would just be happy with a phone call to let her know he still thinks about her as he made her feel alive and that Thelma could care less if he loved he or not. . (Yalom, 2000) In this part as she describes Matthew of making her feel alive, I had not come to the connection what Matthew represented until later in the story as she mentions to Yalom about her dancing and how she felt alive when she was either dancing or having sex....   [tags: Love’s Executioner]
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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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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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Love: A Complex Mix of Chemistry, Psychology, Culture and Emotion - ... Dopamine, a chemical which stimulates desire and reward, is also active, initiating an intense rush of pleasure to the brain. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, found that “couples often show the signs of surging dopamine: increased energy, less need for sleep or food, focused attention and exquisite delight in smallest details of this novel relationship” Serotonin is the transmitter responsible for the obsessiveness and infatuation that accompany love. Serotonin is also the neurotransmitter which causes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a condition that causes repetitive and obsessive actions in individuals, which may explain it's effects on people in love....   [tags: essay on love] 833 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Ethic of Love - ... Similar segregation situations occurred at other places such as the public buses. A popular example of prejudice on the public bus was Rosa Parks not giving up her seat to a white person. These prejudices and violent acts along with unjust arrests, segregated facilities, and protesters being hosed down fueled Martin Luther King Jr.’s method for a nonviolent resistance movement that was based on an ethic of love. The ethic of love allowed oppressed black people to nonviolently resist against their white oppressors....   [tags: Ethic of Love]
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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 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: Religion God Love] 982 words
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The Theme of Love - The Theme of Love “Romantic love, physical love, unrequited love, obsessive love.” Compare the ways the poets have written about the theme of love, bringing out different aspects of it. In the six poems I have studied, I see a wide range of different types of love mentioned. I will be looking at 3 poems in depth. These are: “Porphyria’s Lover”, written by Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess”, written by the Duke of Ferrara and “To His Coy Mistress”, written by Andrew Marvell. When it comes to romantic love, “To His Coy Mistress” contains some elements of it....   [tags: Love Poetry Literature Essays] 2240 words
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Love Is Blind - Do you remember your first kiss. Did you keep your eyes open or closed. I bet you closed your eyes. Isn’t this the essence of “love is blind?” You kiss them without fear, and without any sense of danger. You do not have to see the one you love to know you love them. You accept love on blind faith. Love is blind and for a moment we use this phrase to justify the obvious flaws we do not recognize in the people. Lovers are oblivious to the truth and therefore unable to be clear-sighted. My perspective is that we are blinded by love and we act carelessly without assessing any of our actions, thus we have regret for any mistakes later on....   [tags: Love Relationships Short Story] 1010 words
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The Love Story - The Love Story Some of the elements in the love story have changed over time. In the ancient world and during the Middle Ages, love stories did not have happy endings, and they focused on love outside of social and economic status. This was an innovation at that time, because most marriages were arranged and the partners were of the same social class. Beginning in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, love stories began to have happy endings, because marriage was coming to be rooted in feelings of truelove and couples came together by personal choice....   [tags: Love Stories Romance Essays]
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Essay About Love: Speaking of Love - Speaking of Love           What is love. Love is a very special and meaningful word to each human being. Each human being has his/her own thoughts about love to guide himself/herself to land safely and smoothly into the kingdom of Love. Without this preconceived idea of love, people would be acting like a blind person searching for the light with thousand of obstacles in front of him.           What is Love. I know this question exists in each human being's mind including myself. If not it is still waiting to be discovered deeply in your heart....   [tags: essay about love] 433 words
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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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Lasting Love Requires Chemistry and Commitment - ... In the fairy tale, the difference in social status did not thwart love. It would have been highly unlikely that the prince would have chosen Cinderella under normal circumstances. However, fate chose her for him. It all occurred in one magical moment in time. Such a thing is possible apart from the world of make believe. Two people meet away from the ordinary, attraction occurs, romance is sparked and lasting love begins to blossom. Young girls desire to experience love. Many times beginning with the foundational beliefs that have been formed by the fairy tales of childhood....   [tags: Relationships Love Gender Roles]
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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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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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Robert Frost's Love and a Question - Robert Frost's Love and a Question Robert Frost's poetry has a confortable and familiar nature at first glance, but this author is known for dealing with human tragedies and fears often in a symbolic manner. He uses poetry to express his reaction to the complexities of life and his acceptance of his burdens. Although his work is rooted in New England region, he is a far reaching poet who's work spans metaphysical and psychological topics. One can often notice these under the surface of minute details that are characteristic of most of his work....   [tags: Love and a Question] 554 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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Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Dolly Parton’s Love is Like a Butterfly - ... Shakespeare refers to the sun’s surface as its “complexion”, as if it had a human face. Yet another metaphor can be found in line 9, “But thy eternal summer shall not fade” (Shakespeare 9), where the “eternal summer” refers to the youth and beauty of the subject. Unsurprisingly, the use of metaphors in “Sonnet 18” is abundant, as they are highly prevalent in Shakespearean sonnets. In the modern day, sonnets are no longer the common way of expressing love. They have been replaced by love songs, which are essentially short poems, yet are rarely referred to as such....   [tags: love essay]
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Love Poems - Love Poems Have the love poems, you have read given you a better insight into the emotion of love. The subject of ‘Love Poetry’ has given rise to some of the most beautiful and fascinating poetry. The poets illustrate their feelings, or the feelings of the people concerned with them through the use of figurative language. A love poem is not necessarily a poem about romantic love, about romance, marriage and commitment; it could be something else entirely. It seems to be Universal. Timeless. Yet, it's also very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations....   [tags: Poems Poetry Love Emotions Essays] 2893 words
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Journal of Love - Journal of Love *If you've been hurt in the past by people dont assume that you will always be hurt, open your heart to someone who you can trust and you will find true love, dont deny yourself of that feeling* *You don't come across that many people that give you butterflies, you just dont* "If two past lovers remain friends, they are either still in love, or never were." "You always overlook the little things in a relationship. It's the times when you wake at 4am and smell his cologne when you know you have made a mistake." "Isn't it funny how you can think you're completely over someone, but if you drive past his house, stumble upon a meaningful song you both shared, or even catch a glance of him on the street, just in an instant, it can change all that, and you start to remember the pain....   [tags: Journal Entries Love Relationships Essays] 6299 words
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Love and Freedom - Love and Freedom What is love. Is it something we do or something we can know. Some classify love as something that you feel for some people sometimes. It is often linked or used interchangeably with lust. Others feel that it is something that is constant and untouched by judgement and feeling. The only common denominator for love is that it is something that is desirable; it is something that we want. So what do people want. Many philosophies pose answers; but those answers frequently lead to more questions....   [tags: Love Freedom Psychology Philosophy essays] 3678 words
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Love Canal - Love Canal When one thinks about an environmental disaster, the image of a large explosion in a highly industrial area comes to mind. Such is not the case in the Love Canal emergency. Unlike most environmental disasters, the events of Niagara Falls's Love Canal weren't characterized by a known and uncontrollable moment of impact. It developed over a period of several decades, since the effects of leaching chemicals is uncertain and slow in development and the visual effects are very limited. This disaster could have been identified earlier or later for as far as the rest of the world was concerned there was no emergency until the authorities made it public....   [tags: History Love Canal Research Papers]
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The Death of Love - The Death of Love When the man stopped the pickup, I assumed he was letting me out, there on the shoulder of the rain-drenched highway. It had happened that way before, and I knew I’d be stranded there for hours. I started to beg, but he hushed me with a wave of his hand. He got out of the car and walked around to the back. Curious now, I turned to watch him through the back window. He removed the tarp covering the pickup’s bed and threw it on the ground, letting it flutter in the wind. Underneath were all these boxes, boxes full of books and clothing and yellowed pictures in fancy frames....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about love] 400 words
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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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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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A Play of Love Turned Bad: Shakespeare's Othello - Shakespeare’s famous play Othello is a play of love that has turned bad by the unfounded jealousy of the protagonist character Othello. Arguably the contribution of Othello’s susceptibility to manipulation, his weaknesses and the manipulation of other characters tactics such as Iago each contribute to the downfall of Othello. However, to the extent of which each is more significant varies and this is what will be analysed in this essay. Like many of Shakespeare’s tragic plays each has to have a tragic hero....   [tags: love, othello, shakespeare, ]
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An Examination of the Complexities of Love in Millay's Poem, Love Is Not All - An Examination of the Complexities of Love in Millay's Poem, Love Is Not All [Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink] Edna St. Vincent Millay It is said that Millay's later work is more of a mirror image of her life. This particular poem was written 1931, when she was thirty-nine. Unlike some of her earlier work this is not a humorous poem. It is very deep and meaningful. This is a complex poem. She even began with a complex idea, love. What exactly is love. Is it a feeling, an emotion that no one has control of....   [tags: Millay Love Is Not All] 532 words
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Essay About Love in The Love of Thee a Prism Be - Love in The Love of Thee—a Prism Be Emily Dickinson views love with an allegorical neatness created in her poem The Love of Thee—a Prism Be. Dickinson believes that it is the prismatic quality of passion that matters, and the energy passing through an experience of love reveals a spectrum of possibilities. In keeping with her tradition of looking at the "circumference" of an idea, Dickinson never actually defines a conclusive love or lover at the end of her love poetry, instead concentrating on passion as a whole....   [tags: Love Thee Prism] 399 words
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The Definition of Love - The Definition of Love Love by definition is an emotion explored in philosophy, religion, and literature, often as either romantic love, the fraternal love of others, or the love of God based on the definition found in The Encarta Encyclopedia. As I explored the definition by means of the Internet, books, and articles I noticed the definitions changed quite a bit, but yet had the same basic understanding. The definition I found in The Encarta Encyclopedia was probably the most simple and most basic....   [tags: Definition Essays Love Godly Romantic Essays] 1038 words
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What is Love? - What is Love. Love: What is it. Love, what is it. To many people love means many things. To others, to love is to place their happiness in one another. Others love can be how they feel about that special someone. I'm not talking about the fatherly love or that motherly love. I'm talking about the love that you feel towards someone. That special someone that you could possibly spend the rest of your life with. Webster defines love as a strong feeling of attraction resulting from sexual desire; enthusiasm or fondness....   [tags: Papers Definition Love Marriage Loving Essays] 1204 words
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Love in Poetry - Love in Poetry There are endless ways in which love can be portrayed and occur. There are numerous types of love, whether it's physical, emotional or romantic love. I intend to expand upon and highlight the various ways in which love an loss is portrayed in 5 selected poems: John Clare's 'First Love', John Keats' 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', Robert Browning 'My Last Duchess' and Christina Rossetti's two poems 'Birthday' and 'Remember'. All of the poets portray love the concept of love or loss or both in relation to some; they all attempt to capture and express the presence of love and loss in the closest way possible....   [tags: Poems Poetry Poets Love Literature Essays] 3944 words
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The Contradiction of Chivalry and Courtly Love - The Contradiction of Chivalry and Courtly Love Two conflicting disciplines are prevalent throughout Arthurian Legend; that of chivalry and that of courtly love. The ideal of each clash throughout the medieval tales, and it is impossible to interfuse the two models for society. Chivalry is a masculine code, an aggressive discipline, whereas courtly love is based upon women - their needs, wants, and desires. The consistent problem if Lancelot and Guinevere’s adulterous relationship in different tellings of the affair relates back to the differences presented in chivalric code and courtly love ideals....   [tags: Love Chivalry Courtly Essays] 909 words
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The Theme of Love in Poetry - The Theme of Love in Poetry For this essay I am going to read and analyse three poems on the theme of love: "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti, "Goodbye" by Anna Landucci, and "The Library of Love" by John Citizen. The three poems are set in different times and show the difference of attitude of love between time periods. In Victorian time the topic of love was very private and was not shown in public. Today's' society is totally different where people will show their love to one another anywhere and freely talk about it to their friends....   [tags: Love Poems Poets Poetry Essays] 1915 words
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The Destructive Power of Love in Hesiod's Theogony - The Destructive Power of Love in Hesiod's Theogony Love is one of the most fundamental forces at work in Hesiod's Theogony.Ê Personified as Eros, Love is one of the first gods to appear.Ê Although he is parentless and fathers no children of his own, he plays catalyst to the reproductive creation of the world.Ê Just as the world is not perfect, however, so Eros is not an entirely benevolent power.Ê He affects all beings indiscriminately, which results in the proliferation of monsters and dark forces.Ê He is also persistent in his work, continuing to facilitate the production of new gods who threaten the established ones, causing tensions, rivalries, and all out war.Ê In fact, we find that Love?s creative power is the root cause of a lot of problems....   [tags: Love Hesiod Theogony Essays] 1149 words
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The Character of Moth in Love's Labor's Lost - The Character of Moth in Love's Labor's Lost     Like much of Love's Labor's Lost, the young character Moth is full of paradox. When Shakespeare has little Moth play great Hercules in the "Nine Worthies," the playwright offers humor in contrasting the physiques of the actor with his role, or as Armado puts it, Moth "is not quantity enough" (5.2.130) to play the Greek god. However, Shakespeare may also be using this contradiction to compare physical strength with mental. Although physical ability doesn't carry significance in Love's Labor's Lost, mental ability does, and Moth (mentally superior to his contemporaries) proves himself worthy of a high status....   [tags: Love's Labor's Lost Essays]
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Outside Forces Creating Change in Characters: Love in the Time of Cholera and The Metamorphosis - Authors are often well known for their use of outside forces to initiate change within the relationships of their main characters. The works Love in the Time of Cholera and The Metamorphosis are exemplary in this respect. The author’s choice, in both works, to use an outside force helps develop the storyline in each and brings out an underlying irony. Marquez chose to use Dr. Juvenal Urbino, a highly esteemed and prosperous doctor, as an outside force that initiated change in the relationship between Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza....   [tags: Love in the Time of Cholera, Metamorphosis, change] 1505 words
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