The Greatest Thing in Life “The greatest thing in life is love, and be loved in return” (Eden Ahbez). “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (Cor 13:7). Love also influences all things. It is a powerful force that drives people to do things they would normally not do. In the news, there are several instances of murder in the name of love or robbing a bank because a person needs money for the person they love. There are also everyday instances of moving cross country for the person you love, leaving the person you love just to see them happy, or choosing another career path just to be with your significant other. In the literary works The Epic of Gilgamesh and Medea. Gilgamesh and Medea prove
One boundless power in our universe is the power of love, which rips down barriers and creates a world where everything is in harmony. Love’s immense strength can be portrayed throughout literature. In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, and John Green’s book, Fault in Our Stars, the theme that love overpowers everything is conveyed throughout the pages. In Shakespeare’s play, two-star crossed lovers fall in love despite the quarrel of their families. In John Green’s book, two cancer-stricken teenagers fall in love despite their limitations. The theme of love overpowering everything is evident in both stories through the external conflicts that failed to prevent their love, the lovers going great lengths to see each other, and deaths of the other lover.
bell hooks in “Love as the Practice of Freedom” explains thoroughly as to how love is the form to be liberated. Without any love society is blind and continues to practice systems of domination without being aware. However the community should look out for one another not just when a problem impacts an individual. Everyone must be aware of the systems of domination- imperialism,sexism,racism, and classism to create change. When radical love is comprehended it allows the destruction of oppression,exploitation and there is liberation
Love is the basis of our existence. It affects our every moment, dreams, and hope for the future. Love has caused wars, ended lives, toppled governments and has been expounded on by poets, musicians, philosophers, and literates throughout the centuries. Research from Syracuse University shows that it takes about a fifth of a second to fall in love and it affects almost every part of our body. Our brain releases dopamine, a natural chemical that gives us energy and optimism. Love is similar to a drug and can become an addiction because it affects our brain much like other drugs by triggering the dopamine reward part of our brain. Love even affects a persons’ heart when a person is in love their blood pressure will lower and has been
Love exists in the short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro and in the short story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver. in Munro’s short story the plot is that of a mentally ill wife, Fiona, who falls in love
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” (Lao Tzu). In the myths Nanabush Creates the World, Orpheus and Eurydice and Savitri and Satyavan, they all have someone that they love. Their loved ones may be their weakness, however, the bravery they have comes from their loved ones. There are different kinds of loves exist whether it is in the past or in the present. Loves are everywhere, it is just how you see it. For example, love in a family can make one’s family strong and reliable and love between wife and husband can make create trust and responsibility. No matter what they must go through, they always willing to save each other.
Luyu Chen Mr. Blythe Eng 406-3 April 27th 2015 the handmaid 's tale essay Can human live without love? The answer is evidently no. Love can be defined as: the
The movie that is being compared to a story here is one of the all-time best. The main theme portrayed in "Shakespeare in Love" is a love that is never meant to be. "Shakespeare in Love" parallels the play Shakespeare is currently working on,
Who is to blame? Love is supposedly such a strong force that a couple would die to be together
Love is the strongest four letter word know to man. It can be sharper than a sword and more effective than a grenade. On the other hand, love can a sustaining effect even ooze
For instance, Benedict Carey says that love causes people to tune out everyone except their lover: “New love can look for all the world like mental illness, a blend of mania, dementia and obsession that cuts people off from friends and family and prompts out-of-character behavior- compulsive phone calling, serenades, yelling from rooftops- that could almost be mistaken for psychosis.” (Doc B). The severe effects of love had caused Romeo and Juliet to obsess over each other, to an extent at which they cared for no one else except each other. Since Romeo and Juliet did not have phones, they had the compulsive urge to meet each other in person. At the same time, both of them seemed as if they forgot about their parents and their closest friends (Romeo and Benvolio). If their brains didn’t tune out their families and friends, they could have been given advice which may have resulted in their survival. Moreover, Helen Fisher claims that love is an addiction whether it is going well or going miserably: “I’ve also come to believe that romantic love is an addiction: a perfectly wonderful addiction when it is going well, and perfectly horrible addiction when it’s going poorly.” (Doc C). As stated by Fisher, love is addicting and keeps people clung on to it, no matter what the circumstances may be. In this case, Romeo and Juliet were not able to let go of each other
Both “Catch the Moon” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherell are short stories with similar ideas and themes. Although the characters and plots differ slightly, the central themes are very similar. In “Catch the Moon”, the love of the main characters
Love is a feeling that most people, if not all people want. Everyone wants to be loved by someone and that someone wants to be loved back. There are 2,118,000 marriages each year in the United States according to the CDC. This shows us that there is tons of people that love each other around the world. In Greek mythology there are plenty of people who love each other. Although on the other hand, love is a willing feeling. In the stories of Europa, The Flower Myths, and Creusa all show that you can not force someone to love you. Know matter how hard you try, love is compleatly voluntary.
The Power of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream Is love controlled by human beings who love one another or is love controlled by a higher power? There are many people who believe that a higher power has control over love. An example of a higher power would be
Danielle Demetria East Green Rhetoric and Composition I 27 October 2015 False Accusations of Love Reruns of The Oprah Winfrey Show, countless self-help books, and friends that plan to "help us out" protest to the assistance in finding true love. But the more and more we search for what we may not find, we are digging ourselves deeper into our own death. We refuse to see how bad something is until it completely destroys us. As it tears us limb from limb with its vicious hopes of affection, attraction, and adornment we can 't refrain from falling for the sacrilegious ways of love. Yet... Some of us still strive for it and question ourselves of what we did wrong because love has thrown us a curve ball we can not catch. But, no one has done anything wrong. It is love that has done the wrong with its ways of trickery and deceit. Muhamahs Ghandi 's believes that where there is this love, there is life. If this is true, the shadow of death follows quickly behind and there is no way to bring prosperity to life if this is so. For human society to prosper, affection must be removed because love is detrimental to sanity. The many mind-altering biochemicals that make up the effects of love, are the chemical that attribute to the negative emotions of life.