Love In Todays Society Essay

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Love In Today's Society A key to understanding Sociology and the Social Sciences in general is to evaluate subjects through time and compare and contrast characteristics that have changed and those that have remained the same. For this assignment I have elected to access three sources dealing with love; in three distinct time periods in the modern era. First we will survey one of the first popular mediums for the expression of love; that of poetry. I have chosen a poem by W.H. Auden to represent the early portion of this century- specifically the 1930s and 1940s. I knew I had to include a song from my idol Jim Morrison. Not only is he the perfect voice of the volatile sex revolution of the 1960s and 1970s; his work captures…show more content…
Love was quite important to Morrison- provided that he had it often and with different partners. One woman could never contain his sexual urges. In this reality many sociological concepts are found. Morrison cohabited with numerous women, mainly his life-long steady girlfriend Pamela. Morrison's male domineering attitude is evident in his line "Wanna be her daddy." While women were beginning to experience more equality during this period, males were still seen as dominant. He does show signs of compassion with his line: “Don't ya love her as she's walking out the door. Like she did one thousand times before.” This shows that he was not as worried about “ being a man” as some may have thought. He lost his love once again and he is not afraid to admit it. Even so, Morrison's primary style of love was definitely “ludus.” He had no reservations about playing the field. Pre- marital sex was easily brushed aside by Morrison in this era when society was more accepting of “free love.” Our Men's Health article is best understood by using the two gender's sexual scripts- or blueprints of our sexuality, to sort out society's expected roles. “50 Ways To Peeve Your Lover” does a decent job of informing men of the mistakes that women recognize in their sexual demeanor. Due to sexual scripts themselves, there are many
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