Time and the Influence of Society Can Thwart the Path of True Romance

2056 Words Feb 4th, 2018 8 Pages
For many this companionship is seen to be true love or one's perception of what true love is.
Time often plays a vital role in the success of relationships.
Using Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Shakespeare's sonnets and John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, I am going to show how the concept of time and the influence of society can sometimes thwart the path of true romance.

In Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice during Darcy's declaration of love to Elizabeth “his sense of her inferiority of it's being degradation of the family obstacles...were dwelt on” However he continues to the talk about “Strength of that attachment which in spite all of his endeavours he found it impossible to conquer”. Austen shows that despite the many objections Mr Darcy has to loving Elizabeth - such as her “inferior” social status which he tries many “endeavours” to “conquer” his love for her - in the end he has given into the fact that he loves her and is willing to become oblivious to his own objections. Here Austen is making a valid point that love comes across more powerful than any other feeling. Whether that feeling is pride, fear or judgement. It is most evident when Darcy announces “ in vain I have struggled. It will not do, my feelings will not be repressed, you must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you” This is in comparison to sonnet 130 when the…