Both “The Right of Love” by Gene Lees and “The Canonization” by John Donne represent a form of forbidden love due to ethnicity and religion where both parties are fighting for the acceptance of their relationship. Donne, although catholic, falls in love with a non-catholic woman which is looked down upon by others. In his poem he states, “we in us find th’ eagle and the dove”,the two birds represent two polar opposite symbols, the eagle represent strength and courage, while a dove represents love and peace. Although a relationship between catholics and non-catholics were forbidden, they found a common ground in their love for each other. Differences can strengthen the love between two individuals, which is also shown in “The Right of Love”,
Love is a powerful emotion that every human being has experience at least once in their life. There are numerous connotations that refer to this emotion, but there is only one kind of love that can make a person change completely in unexpected ways. It is the kind of love that consumes the soul and everything within. Mixed with excitement, adventure, heartbreak, happiness and joy; it is a big ball of feelings, all concentrated in one simple, yet extremely complicated necessity to have, protect, please and give all of oneself to that one person. In certain occasions, love can grow very intense and, consequently,
In this writing assignment I will be giving a detailed interpretation on Robert Nozick’s writing, “Love’s Bond”. First I will give an explanation on Nozick’s account of the nature of love. Secondly, I will explain why Robert Nozick believes that in love there is no desire to trade up to another partner. Lastly, I will also explain why he says that it is incoherent to ask what the value of love is to an individual person.
In Roberta Bondi’s book, To Love as God Loves, in her own struggle with Christianity, she studies the early manuscripts and the lives of the early monastics. These writings shed light and clarity to understanding the love of God.
Virtual relationships are becoming more and more popular, due to social media. Along with relationships, Lambert brought up a comparison between modern intimacy and pre-modern intimacy, which states that modern intimacy is privatization and pre-modern intimacy is obligatory relationships. Because virtual relationships are becoming more popular, these types of intimacy may not matter as much because virtual intimacy could become a social norm. Since everything is on the internet, there is no such thing as privacy. Young people are so prone to the idea of having social media that they do not think twice about posting a self-promoting status or
Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari, is absolutely a relevant study for this project. This is because of its relationship to new media, which relates to the course, and dating, which relates to all of society. The book applies to the course in several ways; first, the overall theme of the book relates to people in younger generations becoming more and more reliant on social media and dating websites to try and find love. Ansari delves deep into different aspects of media used in dating, as well as putting in serious research on social sciences to to analyze the cultural impact of new media, which is reaches much farther than one might think. There are several concepts we have learned in this course that relate to the book, including the units
“I’m a poet and didn’t even know it,” was something an old teacher would say after he said something and it rhymed. Poetry is a great way to express yourself, it does not have to rhyme or have reason behind it, just let it flow off the tip of your tongue. When reading a poem, the author will use imagery to enable you to let your senses run wild. In the poem “The Facebook Sonnet” by Sherman Alexie, it talks about Facebook and how it has consumed our lives and the lives of the younger generation. Although it brings people together, it will also tear them apart. Figurative language was not addressed in this poem, through the authors word choice it was blunt and honest. The symbol and theme behind the whole poem is that everyone is online nowadays instead of spending personal time with their loved ones. The tone and sound is smooth and easy going. It is definitely something that everyone on social media should read. I
We live in a world where the internet and social media plays a big role. There are constantly becoming less and less physical contact, and fewer face-to -face relations. This is demonstrated by the fact that we keep in touch with each other over Facebook, shopping takes place over the internet, we keep up with our economy whit online banking and meet friends and lovers over online dating sites. In late modern society, we are always available. But are we really missing out on a lot of important stuff, and is this necessarily a bad thing? This is also the theme in Jonathan Franzen’s essay, “Liking is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts” from 2011. The focus in this essay will be on how Jonathan Franzen
Throughout his book Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari the author develops and explains concepts that are involved in romantic relationships. In his arguments he describes certain points that explain how romances were modernized with the advancement of the technology. The growth of technology has created new sources of communication like for example socials networks and other websites in the internet that allow people to have an easier search to find a partner when they are looking for one. One of the biggest arguments that author talks about is when he describes how technology has played an important role in romantic relationships. The use of technology that exists in the present day has become excessive and it is a good argument to discuss in the essay. Up to today the online services and socials networking sites have become important factor s in the search for that “perfect someone” that people want to share the rest of our lives with, but at the same time it becomes a dangerous weapon that disappoints, lies and destroys romantic relationships. It’s not really that technology influences bad things; but it is more up to the responsibility of people and the purpose they use it for. The fact that the technology has become a very helpful tool to date someone is something very common to do nowadays but also it is dangerous because people do not really know who they are talking to or who is behind the computers monitors. Although
My favorite poem from our reading list was “Sex without Love” by Sharon Olds. It really hit home for me because, I’m truly going through something right now that I feel the same way. I don’t understand how people can just go have sex and not have strong deep feelings for someone. The poem describes how unique and magnificent sex can be. Then questions how you can anyone encounter so much passion without the emotion of love.
Stromae believes love and Twitter are similar because “first you sign up, afterwards you follow/you lose your mind with it, and then you end up alone” (Stromae). To him, love comes and goes like a person’s interest in social media does and they both share the same consequences of ending up alone. Stromae could have compared love to any social media platform he wanted, but he chose Twitter because of the connotations behind the site. Twitter represents the notion of feeling connected to other people but it lacks the actual face-to-face connections and, in the end, makes its users feel a sense of solitude. Taking this concept and applying it to love, “Carmen” claims that people are “fake” to each other, warning listeners to “beware of those who ‘like’ you” because “their plastic smiles cut like a hashtag” (Stromae).
Finding the Love of Your Life was written by Neil Clark Warren, PH.D., and in this book he explains his ten basic principles of finding the right mate to spend your life with. He teaches people how to understand the two different types of love: passionate love and companionate love. He states that many do not get past the passionate love portion which is why many people go from relationship to relationship when the passion wears off.
Social networking can connect strangers across the world. As the evolution of communication continues, technology progresses and social networking grows. Social networks like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have grown to have billions of users. In fact in today’s society, it is necessary or nearly expected to use one if not all of these technological communication networks. The increasing use of social networking has had both a negative and positive effect on communication in relationships. The purpose of this literary analysis is to answer if social networks are helpful or harmful to relationships.
Our innate tendencies affect out behavior patterns in the life cycle. From love, sex, and marriage and the change from societies to past and future times. The discoveries of why we have mating traits and how they are used in many meanings such as a smile or the way a person speaks with their body. The forces of culture and environment take part in human involvement in the world. While men and women start to change roles and rights are broaden in a marriage. Along comes divorce in which happens so often in societies because of many reasons. What we have inherited is from out ancestors and it repeats itself in every life cycle. The expedition of the book Anatomy of Love goes through the past to future on love, sex, marriage, and divorce and how it relates to modern societies.
A famous Japanese writer Ihara Saikaku, born in 1642, was a son of a wealthy merchant in Osaka. He had a wife and three kids, one of which was blind and in addition to taking care of his family, he learned to write haikai poetry and comics at a young age. Since his wife died at a young age, he became adventurous as “he traveled extensively writing about the various parts of the country” (Rollins, para.4). One of his first novels is called Koshoku Ichidai Otoko in 1682, which led to Saikaku becoming the first Japanese writer able to reflect the life of the modern city Japan and how he supported equality.