Love's Three Forms

1468 WordsJul 11, 20186 Pages
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return (Moulin Rouge, scene 1). When most people think of love they think of a young couple kissing, sex, a child, or even a beloved pet. Love is according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, strong affection, warm attachment, a beloved person (436). The definition is correct, but so vague it does not mention the different types of love that exist. Most people don’t know that there are three. What are they? They are unconditional love, romantic love, and passion or lust. Great examples of love can be found throughout literature or movies, CDs and all of Shakespeare’s plays. The most famous, Romeo and Juliet, demonstrates all the different types of love although not in the…show more content…
For most will fall in love or fallen into a romantic relationship, but we all seem to define it differently most are cliché and abstract. Charles Lindholm explains romantic love is always explained wrong by scholars trying to define it. Most always end up being poetic or pornographic (Romantic Love, 9). That mean we don’t possess a clear definition of what romance is. I would use the definition from the New king James Version Bible because that becomes what most people expect from their romantic relationships. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails . . . And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:4-13). That sounds just about right. Although it may sound rather impossible those are the traits most people look from a person, someone they can marry or at least start a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. I agree with Dictionary.com when they state that romantic love is imaginary, fictitious or fabulous form of expression strong affection (search: romantic love). Because in reality it does not exist in perfect form but we try to conjure our own form and end up with something that dwells perfectly but is
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