Love is set out to be full of happiness, yet it works to weaken us, and drives us to depend on and to be sensitive of others. Love is built on a foundation of trust which can be broken at any time, a thin barrier between formality and chaos. Foolishness is defined as lack of good sense or judgment, putting yourself through all that seems foolish, doesn’t it? True love doesn’t exist in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. 3 major relationships that are perceived to be true love, that are just plain foolish are Oberon and Titania, Theseus and Hippolyta, Demetrius and Helena.
In theory, courtly love remains utopian, but its application to society is where it fails, and where Guinevere fails as well. Medieval thinking insists that women are the only guilty party in adulterous affairs, yet in theory that is all that courtly love is. The ideas of chivalry, the code of courtly love. The reality is that neither works in the presence of the other, yet neither would exist without the other either. Chivalry and its aggressive code satisfies a man’s drives and desires, while courtly love fulfills a woman’s expectations.
Love is a powerful emotion, capable of turning reasonable people into fools. Out of love, ridiculous emotions arise, like jealousy and desperation. Love can shield us from the truth, narrowing a perspective to solely what the lover wants to see. Though beautiful and inspiring when requited, a love unreturned can be devastating and maddening. In his play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare comically explores the flaws and suffering of lovers.
The quests to find morality through love occurs for all the characters, however it stands out for Viola, Olivia, Malvolio and Orsino. Symbols represented mostly by objects seen as gifts such as letters, jewelry, and eyes are used as a boon for these characters. Although the idea of gifts brings out a positive connotation towards the beholder, in reality, gifts can either improve or deteriorate the beholder much like love. The fake letter sent to Malvolio deceives him into thinking his mistress loves him. “This simulation is not as the former” Malvolio said “and yet... ... middle of paper ... ...SUIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Critical-Essay&limiter=&u=plan95278&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&p=SUIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA112247790>.
In addition, sexual desire, unlike love, only stimulates thoughts about the present moment. With that being said, there is no substance to a relationship based off of lust. Although lust and love oppose each other, they can commonly be mistaken for each other at times as well. In “To His Coy Mistress”, the overall goal of the male narrator is to seduce the “coy” young woman. He uses euphonious, yet deceiving language to sway the young woman into
In Shakespeare's story, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare perceives love with the personalities and actions of the characters, Romeo and Juliet. Both Romeo and Juliet are characterized as immature and irrational due to their "love." In addition, both characters fail to realize the reality of life and go towards the path of adolescence. Even though Romeo and Juliet are doomed at the end of the journey of "love," their demise was caused by their rash and silly decisions because their belief of everlasting love blinds them from reality and shapes their lives into an unstoppable time bomb. Romeo and Juliet choose their own actions through their judgments, which were caused by their belief of everlasting love.
When love is modeled in an unhealthy, impractical way it is misguided and will result in unrealistic expectations and ultimately unhappy relationships. As a direct result of repeatedly watching telenovelas, Cleófilas has a horribly distorted idea of love. Cisneros writes, “You or no one. Because to suffer for love is good. The pain all sweet somehow.
Sexual desire can be stimulated by the anxiety of being alone, the wish to conquer, vanity, or the wish to hurt or even destroy someone. Some people mistake sexual desire with the idea of love, they are easily misled to conclude that they love each other when they want each other physically. Fromm states that if a person’s desire for physical union is not stimulated by love, and romantic love is also not coupled with other forms of love, it will never lead to a union more than an "orgiastic, transitory sense." So what will end up happening is the person who gets scarred by love will begin to destroy or sabotage love in the future, in order to avoid the painful feelings associated with love gone wrong or to avoid vulnerability and basically not surrender to love. Fromm asks, is love an art, or is love a pleasant... ... middle of paper ... ...n my mother was.
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 "A Midsummer Night's Dream," William Shakespeare explains the difficulties of the nature of love. Both false love and true love prevail in the end, leading the reader to come to the conclusion that all types of love can triumph. Hermia and Lysander represent the existence of a "true love", while Helena and Demertrius represent the opposite extreme. Shakespeare presents the idea that love is unpredictable and can cause great confusion. Love is something that cannot be explained, it can only be experienced.