The emotional turmoil affecting Goodman Brown clearly expresses this. The problem we find in this story, and in puritanism, is that it presents contrasting views of love. Attachment to earthly possessions, to other people in fact, is discouraged, because everything physical leads to temptation and damnation, and ultimately hell, while the road to salvation of the individual wanders through a spiritual discipline, rigour, austerity. A man should not love his wife more than he loves God; in fact, it is recommended that he not derive pleasure from his wife, but rather seek suffering, in order to redeem himself from his earthly condition, his impure state. This conception of love can be traced back to the first chapters of the Bible, Genesis.
Along the way he cannot control his temper and this personality flaw leads him to his our destruction. Blinded by ignorance and pride drives him to accuse Creon of trying to overthrow him. Sophocles use the blindness of Tiresias to point out the great power behind wisdom and understand through Oedipus situation. He sends the message that wisdom, knowledge are important aspects of life one should have because without them we are we will forced down a path of suffering and destruction. Humans have power when they have knowledge and insight but that power is liable to error because in reality we are all flawed with blindness to the truth and our own destruction can be an inner force that eats us out until we are forced to face the truth.
It’s common knowledge that a person in love may be capable of the most selfless acts of beauty or terrifying horrors, but people do not generally admit that this is due to the ever-thinning line drawn between love and hate in our world. The cause could stem from a diminutive detail in our pasts, stuck in our subconscious or a chance meeting that altered the balance in our lives. Either way, it’s hard to believe that love could become more complicated than it already seems, but Melanie Klein and Robert Sternberg prove just that. These psychologist’s analytical studies truly opened my world to love and all of its intricacies. No one does a better job of explaining the complexities of love or captures its close relation to hatred better than esteemed psychologist Melanie Klein.
In addition, love is considered to drive people crazy. However, love does not drive a person crazy. Instead, it makes them rational or sensible. There is love of affection and love of non-affection. Love of affection is where one loves for the right reasons and in the right ways such as a man or woman who loves their partner for who they are.
Lewis shows us that evil can appear good to some, such as Edmund 's first impression of the White Witch. What Lewis also shows us is that even when you make bad decisions what can make others consider you as “evil” you can always be redeemed, like when Aslan forgives Edmund for his mistakes and betrayal, and taking Edmund 's place by letting the White Witch kill him on the Stone Table. Lewis also uses his narrative voice to lead children to a moral lesson with his hidden biblical messages within the story, (Aslan sacrificing himself for Edmund 's sins and rising from the dead again sounds awfully similar to a certain bible story about that one Jesus guy). Because of Lewis ' leading to lessons in a gentle way over a condescending point and jab at the reader, as well as a an almost perfect balance of complex and easily understood villain and saviors makes this a truly enjoyable story for both younger and older
On the other hand, Dimmesdale loves Hester and Pearl but because he is selfish and a coward he does not admit his sin of adultery to the community and as a result of his feebleness his love is insincere and devious. In conclusion, even though Chillingworth and Dimmesdale are in love with Hester and Pearl and are apprehensive about what the community will think of their secrets, Dimmesdale’s love for Hester and Pearl is phony and fraudulent because he is a hypocrite, a coward, and prioritizes Puritan society’s expectations above his love for Hester and Pearl.
When Martin said to overcome the injustice with love and peace, it crept under Malcolm’s skin and continually bothered him, in which he thought, “’Well, let 's overcome them with our capacity to love." What kind of phrase is that?” () Malcolm figured that loving the enemy rather than fighting against the enemy was ridiculous. Not only did Malcolm hate the idea, he felt that when others followed
McKenna uses an excerp... ... middle of paper ... ...elationship makes their love suffer. Georgiana can’t be isolated from the world and maybe they are just too different to make the connection work. Aylmer and Georgiana’s relationship has the ingredients to be great because they did love each other, but when he’s concentrating on fixing her and she’s worrying about pleasing him, it destroys their love and eventually leads to her demise. Which sadly makes the common saying that “Love conquers all” an untrue statement, because it couldn’t conquer a man’s obsession with an imperfection. Works Cited: Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
No real happiness in that action. Roxanne and Christian’s, maybe, but certainly not his own, and he loved Roxanne. Had Cyrano actually wanted to be happy, the pangs of grief that he would feel as he gave her away would certainly have ripped him apart. But if Cyrano convinced himself that he did not care about his own happiness, then it would at least take the edge off of those bitter emotions that surely plagued his soul whenever he saw his love’s face. This triggered diffidence, with all the sacrifice that Cyrano made, may have been the only defense mechanism that he had.
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.