Curtis Judalet once said, “Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all never forget it.”. But what about those that don’t achieve it? Where will their obsession with love take them. In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One hundred years of solitude, key character Amaranta Buendia experiences extreme bouts of jealousy towards her sister Rebeca. This leads her to develop a rancor towards love, and those who express their love to her. Amaranta ends up living a life of regret, with solitude as a result. In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Amaranta displays a spiteful demeanour towards her sister; she develops an inability to display love, and finally ends up living a life of solitude. Thus, one’s inability to love will eventually lead to a life of solitude.
Has anyone heard the phrase “crazy in love”? Although some might say there is no truth in it, Kurt Vonnegut’s “EPICAC” provides an example of the emotion’s stronghold. Love is not only an emotion of the heart, but an emotion that can overpower the brain. The physiological and emotional influence can elicit irrational thoughts and behaviors of humans. One of Vonnegut’s themes is that love makes people do crazy things; sometimes to the extreme.
Most people throughout the world would think of love as an emotion of strong attraction and personal attachment of one individual towards something or somebody. However, this emotion doesn’t come without a range. Thus, you can confirm that the feeling of love from a mother to her son is different from that of a husband towards his wife. In the novel Lolita, written by Vladimir Nabokov we can appreciate several relationships between most of its characters, however, none of those associations are as interesting and bizarre as the one of the main characters of the novel and narrator Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze “Lolita”.
“If love is judged by its visible effects, it often looks more like hatred.” As stated in the quote, individuals tend to show their affection towards their loved ones in a rather aggressive fashion thus the process of expressing one’s love to another is often interpreted as hatred. However, this misinterpretation only occurs when one’s treatment of love is judged solely based on the visually observable aspects. These actions actually show an insight into their genuine love, but the clumsiness in expressing is what people mistakenly perceive as “loathing” and “detestation.” As a result, the relationship between individuals develop contrary to the original intents as it is followed by individual’s actions, inevitably arousing disputes. In William Gibson’s play based on Helen Keller’s life, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle with similar relationship conflicts revolving around the idea of visible love
Desire vs. Morality and Duty: Throughout the novel, Ethan seems to struggle with managing his desire for Mattie and his duty as a husband. This theme is apparent throughout the entirety of the novella. It starts before the book even begins. Ethan, in the first chapter, admits to often walking Mattie, his wife’s cousin, home just to spend few minutes alone with her. However it is first mentioned in the book when Ethan is standing alone, just watching Mattie dance. He knows he has a wife to get back to, but yet all he can imagine is being in that party and being the one who is dancing passionately with Mattie. Although, his sense of duty and morality is not only because of his relationship with Zeena, but because he fears the way his society would react to such a scandal. Although his desire to leave Zeena, a sour and sickly old woman, is somewhat understandable, he knows that his society would shun him if he abandoned her for another woman. Later in the book, this theme is again apparent when Zeena must leave to see a new doctor about her illness. Ethan loses his sense of duty to her, and lies to Zeena so that he can spend time with the one he so desires. However in chapter nine, this theme is most apparent. After Zeena tells Ethan that she is to throw Mattie, the love of his life and the last force that could make him happy, out on the streets to make room for a new hired girl, Ethan devises a plan to run off with Mattie. He spends an entire night making
This paper will discuss the nature of love and relationships across the many works we studied for this course. Love can take many different forms, as we have learned this semester, and this drastically affects the dynamic of relationships across the board. This essay will explore female-dominated love, homosexual love, unrequited love and secret love and the affect this has on the characters relationships. Some relationships are quite strong and can withstand the specific dynamic their love has on the relationship; others not so much.
Every Day by David Levithan focuses on the protagonist A. Every Day is a fictional story that revolves around the interesting concept about the possibility of waking up in a new body every day. This obviously is impossible in real life but stimulates so many thoughts in the readers’ mind. This concept is what captures the readers’ eye and makes them want to read the novel immediately. A finds himself in this situation as he carefully goes through different peoples’ lives every single day. Rhiannon is just one of the people that A happens to stumble upon throughout his life as a drifter, an entity that switches bodies every day, and is quick to fall for her. Love plays a big role in the novel and can even be seen as the main conflict. The protagonist, A, from the fictional story, Every Day by David Levithan, increasingly becomes more and more reckless throughout the novel.
The taste of poison on his lips. The agony of knowledge that should have never been shared. Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matter” and William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” both speak to the universal human theme, love, by exploring how we often hurt most those we love most. In order to keep her love forever, Miss Emily poisons her lover. In realization of the end of their marriage, Shukumar retributes his wife’s disclosure of her new, individual apartment with a description of their unborn son, something Shoba never wanted to know. In both short stories, the characters love, or loved, each other, yet something corrupts their love and their relationship, be it the psychological and sociological repercussions of an
As described in psychoanalytic theory, development is important. The same is true for love. Individuals learn to love at birth and then learn to give love as they mature. Early development is a time of motherly love. As individuals grow older and experience early childhood and adolescence, brotherly love, self-love, and love of God are commonly developed. Through maturity, experience, and practice an individual develops a need and desire to find erotic love. Each form of love, as described by Fromm, can relate to a particular stage presented through psychoanalytic theory.
The theme of this novel is the social and moral concerns on Ethan’s desire to cheat on his wife with her cousin Mattie. Wharton makes Ethan’s desire to cheat on his wife, Zeena,
In the book “Of Love and Other Demons” written by Gabriel Marquez, Main Character Sierva Maria is a young child whose existence had been neglected from birth by her father, The second Marquis of Casalduero, and her mother, a once powerful Merchant. She lives her life, peacefully, among the slaves in their quarters until she is one day bitten by a rabid dog. Once the news had spread of the bite, the question of not only life and death, but demonic possession and love come into play. The article, “By Love Possessed” written by A.S Byatt, closely analyzes the life Sierva suffered after the bite and if the demons in the title of the work are really the ones the Church believes is possessing her. Love is subliminally introduced throughout the piece and the only ‘demon’ named in the title. Knowing that love is the worst demon of all, the “other demons” mentioned in the work never resided in Sierva, but in the sins of man.
Love is a fragile dance. I am going to tell crucial key factor in my life. I was one of those children that was always singled out being my parents were divorced. When I was younger, having divorced parents was rare, however now a days it's rare to see parents still together. I’m not going to lie it definitely has been a struggle, but thankfully I always have a friend or family member I can talk to.
It seems as if the power of love, can push you past your fears, which can cause a courageous act to be transpired by prioritizing it. In the case of the narrator, Anna who is the mother, was a savior on three different occasions, which lead her to feel in debt.
Love is something that every human being as capable of feeling. No matter how hard an individual tries to avoid it, they will at one time or another will be blindsided by love. Love can come in many different forms, love for parents, love for money, love for country, to name of few. Love is something that our race has been focused on since the beginning. Civilizations have written about love throughout the ages and it has been a cornerstone of literature. Love has started wars, ended nations, created treaties and dissolved monarchs. Not only does love transcend human law when restricted but also transcends time and space. People who have been in long distance relationships can attest that no matter how far you are away from your loved one, that love does not diminish and in many cases grows stronger. The love for one’s significant other has been said to be “true” love, the love that transcends all and is more important than life itself in some cases. True love cannot be based solely on outward appearance or the physical longing for someone but is much deeper and reaches the spiritual and emotional base of our existence. True love demands commitment to another person on a level in which most people have only committed to themselves. The Bible tries to define love as patient and kind; that love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.