The Character 's Views On Love

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The character’s views on love in the two movies vary throughout the characters but also show similarities through others. Samantha Borgens and Holly Golightly have the most similar view and story. They both do not put love at the top of their priority list and, also, have a twisted view on it, however, Samantha is far more cynical. She saw her mother leave her father and watches him stay hopeful that she will return. Samantha states, “If love is setting a place at the table for someone who is never coming home. I think I’ll pass.” She avoids falling in love and uses boys for her own personal usage. Holly Golightly also has the same habit of avoiding love and using men to gain what she wants and in her case, it is money. Holly states,…show more content…
Throughout the film dates become marriage proposals and she begins accepting them for money. However, by the time the proposals arise, her and Paul had already grown close and formed a connection but her fear of love causes her to put money over love. Paul is very blunt with her and states, “You call yourself a free spirit, a ‘wild thing,’ and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself… it’s wherever you run, you just end up running into yourself.” She accepts her love for him and chooses love over money at the end of the film. Samantha and Louis have a very similar love story since Samantha constantly pushes Louis away but he refuses to give up on her. Her cynical view on love and complete hatred for it does not scare him away because of his adoration for love. Samantha states, “Just avoid love at all costs. That’s my motto.” Their relationship started out far more hostile than Holly and Paul’s. Samantha was very open about how she wanted nothing to do with Louis but his continuous efforts began to work and they grew closer and closer, which is similar to Holly and Paul. Rusty and Kate begin dating after Rusty leaves his comfort zone and safes her from her controlling ex-boyfriend. He is a hopeless romantic and lets his love for Kate consume him. Kate loved him but was too damaged
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