Love Is Love: Reality Or Myth?

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That feeling, the burning sensation when something amazing crosses people’s mind; the feeling of love, is it real or fake? Most commonly, love is fake and is harmful to someone's wellbeing, such as in the stories Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, and lastly the article “Romantic Love: Reality or Myth?” by point/counterpoint. Love inflicts harm on the characters by giving false hope, leading to bad choices, and suppressing emotions with sorrow and depression.
Love can lead someone to do things they would not normally do, such as bad choices to impress the other person. In “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, he wrote, “Respite, respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this
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When love is eventually revealed in a relationship, it is most likely not sincere, and is only there as a label and not a connection. This is shown in Romeo and Juliet, when the author wrote, “My husband is on Earth, my faith in heaven. How shall that faith return again to Earth” (Shakespeare 3.5.206). The two lovers move way too quickly, as Juliet compares Romeo to her “Faith in heaven”. Within a span of 3 days, Juliet has put her whole heart and soul into this man that she barely knows, and that is the false hope of love. Similarly, in “Romantic Love: Reality or Myth?”, the author argues that one reason love is not real is that the brain creates fake scenarios that are different from reality (Romantic Love 368). What happens most commonly is that the terms “I love you”, "You’re the love of my life”, etc are used very loosely. When one person says that they “Love” the other, their brain jumps to conclusions and creates this fantasy picture of their life together. In America, the divorce rate is around 50%, and that most commonly comes from people not realizing the fact that their love may be…show more content…
If in that case the love were real, then yes, maybe it may bring good into someone's life. Now, not all love makes everyone happy, and that is why divorce, breakups, and leaving someone are a thing. Some may think they have love when they do not. However, when true love breaks, that would bring someone back to their sadness, possibly even further down than before. An example of this is given in Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” when he wrote, “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor” (48). Even though the narrator had true love, when he lost her he lost his mind. This ties back into the false hope as well as the sorrow and depression. He believed he had found the love of his life, but when she passed away he was given a loss of hope, and was spiraled down into a pit of
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