The different interpretations of love are aimed at showing what being in love could lead to. When you think that you are in love and not really, how easily emotions can be confused and changed. For example, Demetrius's love for Hermia is fake and easily changed in one night to Helena. Hermia and Helena share a platonic love between them; but Lysander, turning to loving Helena by a drop in his eyes, disrupts it. Helena and Hermia fight and feel betrayed by each other because of Lysander talking about loving Helena.
God made sex as a way to express our love physically with our spouse after marriage and for procreation, but sex is abused when people use it for nothing more than for physical pleasure. (SC 1)Couples should not live together without marriage, because they will undermine the benefits of marriage and doing so will have them in spiritual danger, they will create psychological stress, and it jeopardizes family relationships. Cohabiting is very tempting but it is simply wrong and immoral. Sex before marriage is like opening a gift before Christmas, but waiting for their wedding day creates yearning and self-restraint which will help you give yourself truly to your spouse. Marriage is vital for a healthy family relationship (SC 1).
The word cling can be taken to mean desperation, possessiveness and attachments. It seems to me that Duffy is trying to say that love is pointless, as the end will result in hurt. In conclusion Duffy presents a positive and negative outlook on love and romance in this poem. It seems to me that she is warning us of the pain that love can cause but also the light it can bring into our lives. It is also clear that she believes that the more traditional gifts given at valentine are meaningless and is trying to show how an onion can convey much more.
“ Two loves I have of comfort and despair, which like two spirits do suggest me still: The better angel is a man right fair, The worser spirit a woman, colored ill. To win me soon to hell, my female evil. Tempteth my better angel...and would corrupt my saint to be a devil” ( Sonnet 144, page 821, red book). The beuty of women is the cause of lust, as it is also pictured in sonnet 1, when it says: “ From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beuty’s rose might never die”. Another sonnet that express Shakespeare’s blame on women for being the symbol of passion is sonnet 29: “ A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted Hast thou, the master mistress of my passion” (page 811). Not only the beuty of women causes passion and lust according to shakespeare sonnets, but also the beuty of art seduces men to passionate and lust.
The image of the holy trinity to the lover would have been a strong point, but the ex... ... middle of paper ... ...gth into one ball;/ And tear our pleasures with rough strife” (To His Coy Mistress, 41-42). The seducer’s argument is blunt and straight to the point. He tells her that while they are still youthful, they should have sex. After his other arguments, the man might be able to convince the lady, through flattery and trust. When compared with “The Flea,” “To His Coy Mistress” seduction techniques are much more refined and well thought out.
She tells Cynthia of a “not-to-be-expressed yet always-to-be-felt love.” (5.4.71) Tellus’ love sickens her, and when she realizes her lover loves another, her love turns into hate. Perhaps hate and love are similar in this play. They are similar in the way that they are intensely the extreme. Extreme love makes Tellus sick, and extreme hate makes her act on revenge to hurt her love. Her excuse for wicked ways is that her body was becoming sick from this kind of love.
The persona use acceptance and told himself and others not to compare beauty. Maybe this is the persona’s therapy to fall in love with an ugly woman. Love is as mischievous and playful as cupid, looking it from a distance can get hurt and looking it too close can cause pain as well. By knowing it, people still want love and to be loved as they say love is blind and it will suppress your logical thinking. After looking at these sonnet, talking about different types of love and different perspective towards love objects,” beauty is in the eye of the beholder” seems like therapy statement that people use to heal from the cupid playful attack Works Cited William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130
While Andrew Marvell takes the approach of the typical carpe diem poem, taking the position of a man who feels his mistress should give him sex simply because of the lack of time he has to show her his love, and his seize the day mentality. What could be more of a testament to love than love-making itself? Some would say that these men were looking out for their pleasures when persuading their lovers into the bed chamber, but really Andrew Marvell and John Donne were just terribly honest about their intentions and reasoning a man of this era would have for wanting to have sex, while using their witty dialectical arguments to get their way. The major similarity between John Donne and Andrew Marvell is the honesty in their approaches to sleeping with their lovers. The Norton Anthology: English Literature gives a summary of John Donne’s work as follows: “John Donne’s poems abound with startling images, some of them exalting and others grotesque.
Addicted to Love In Gottfried Von Strassburg’s retelling of the ancient romance, Tristan, love’s portrayal as a psychological disease is considerable. For Rivalin and Blancheflor, Tristan and Isolde, and also King Mark, the affliction causes them to act in a way that they would normally shun. Love changes the perspective on life of those who become intoxicated by its power; whether it’s shared as a couple or entirely unreciprocated, the lust to attain and secure its presence is consuming. Love’s torment of Tristan and Isolde is a sweet torment that “noble lovers” endure. Grieves are shared, blessings are doubled, and embraces are electrifying on both the physical and emotional levels.
They receive deceptive guidance and therefore they resort to deceit as a resolution. Romeo and Juliet are deceptive due to Friar Laurence’s plans. Friar Laurence took part in their secret marriage as he believes that this alliance could ‘…Turn [their] household’s rancour to pure love’. This marriage complicates Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and they compromise that deceit is the only resolution for their complications. Juliet is later forced to marry Paris so she asks the Nurse for a resolution, the Nurse indulges her in poor guidance and reply’s saying that Juliet is ‘…better in the second match’.