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Love And Love: The Importance Of Love

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Often, many portray romantic love as a beneficial and desired emotion because its experience can lead to prosperity. While observing love from the outside, only its sentimental aspects in relationships are apparent, such as a couple holding hands or . Therefore, those not experiencing love believe it is a picture-perfect emotion, creating its potent allure. However, although love appears devoid of conflict, love’s effect induces feelings of fear, anguish, and carelessness which consequently govern our interactions with peers.
Love’s effect causes fear and grief following the inaugural feelings of delight that an individual feels after experiencing love. In addition to showing Prufrock’s exhibiting uncertainty when expressing his adoration
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Through describing the main character as drifting from their partner by recounting the aspects of the protagonist’s relationship, Foer writes, “What a shame it wasn’t easy. What a waste of what? What a joke” (19). In addition to how the main character questions why his relationship did not work, Wilde reveals that the main character feels an erosion of responsibility in their relationship by posing it as “a joke.” It becomes apparent that if a relationship is considered a joke, those in the relationship have unintentionally grown apathy. Moreover, Foer’s use of the rhetorical question “What a waste of what?” further exhibits how the protagonist questions the validity of his relationship, which shows a loss of obligation. Therefore, experiencing love eventually results in dipassion in those who experience love. In the same way, through illustrating an extramarital affair of Tristan and Isolde, Wilde portrays both Tristan and Isolde as losing responsibility, writing, “In their own joy, in the purple light of love” (41-42). Both Tristan and Isolde are sick with love and “in the purple light of love” which Wilde characterizes hyperbolically as a light that is never seen, but is understood by many as the blinding factor of love. Although the light of love would traditionally be perceived as pink, Wilde chooses purple to represent the…show more content…
Between explaining how affection results in reverse reactions and how people react with anger, Firestone states “They distort the very people who made them feel loved … and act out aggression towards them” (16). The emotions from love that fill people’s heads not only make them feel anger, but act upon that anger, and “act out in aggression.” The same would apply to fear and apathy, as people would act in ways according to fear and apathy. While Firestone claims that love eventually causes anger, Foer portrays love as eventually causing imprudent behavior, as he writes, “We tried spending more time not together” (Foer) which, through the eyes of the main character and the author is a deterioration of responsibility. The responsibility of agreeing to a relationship is that of spending quality time together, so when the time is diminished, it shows a feeling of carelessness, that the protagonist and his partner do not care for the relationship as much. Foer is able to use the conflict to prove that love can lead to carelessness, as seen in the protagonist’s relationship. Nevertheless, emotions such as consternation and nonchalance lead to change the way many act, all by only the experience of
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