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  • Our Definition Of Platonic Love
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    Platonic love is defined as love conceived by Plato as ascending from passion for the individual to contemplation of the universal and ideal or a close relationship between two persons in which sexual desire is nonexistent or has been suppressed or sublimated. In Symposium, Plato discusses various types of love through the dialogue of his speakers, and it is through this that we are able to go beyond a simple definition and truly understand the nature of Platonic love, its importance in ancient ...
  • Annabel Lee And The Raven
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    Edgar Allan Poe's view on poetry is that all poems must be a 'rhythmical creation of beauty'. In his eyes, melancholy and sadness is beautiful. He thinks that the death of a young beautiful woman is itself full of beauty. In both 'Annabel Lee' and 'The Raven', Poe writes about this so-called beauty. In 'Annabel Lee', a young man is mourning the death of a beautiful young lady. Even though the woman had died quite some time ago, the man is still in melancholy. He misses her terribly and constantl...
  • Agathon Love
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    Love, is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Love means different things for different people and there are numerous types of love. In Plato's Symposium, the reader is given outlooks the definition of love. Socrates, arguably one of the greatest minds in the world quotes a philosopher, Diotoma, and explains her view on love. Agathon, one of Socrates acquaintances, takes an opposite view on the matter. Although they do not share the same view, they both realize that love...
  • Idea Of Beauty
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    When I stop and think about the word beauty, everything else along with the idea of beauty comes into mind. Beauty is like the scene where god kisses everything of his creation, including the most disastrous that is human. Like the perfect even flow of the ocean, beauty is defined by either side of itself. Daffodils, love, and cupids would be meaningless if the other side, poison ivy, hate and witches, ceased to exist. Everything is a part of beauty that in itself contradicts for it's own existe...
  • Shakespeares Love
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    Shakespeare, as well as writing many famous plays is also noted for his sonnets. A sonnet is traditionally a fourteen-line poem, Shakespeare mostly wrote his sonnets about love. It was traditional during the Elizabethan age, for gentlemen to write love sonnets about their lover and give it to her. It was the way men used to woe women they liked. Shakespeare wrote one hundred and fifty four sonnets and due to the number and their consistent quality, his particular style became known as the Shakes...
  • Most Beautiful Things And Love
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    "Plato's Symposium " Kaboom, that was the sound of Zeus's thunder crashing towards the Earth. During this time period the people in Greece believed in these gods. Also happening at the same time period was when the worlds most famous philosophers began to come out and teach. Most importantly the philosophers did what they were suppose to, and that was to question the world around them. One of the most famous philosophers in the Greek period around 416 B.C. was a man named Socrates. Socrates was ...
  • Aristophanes And Socrates Explanations Of Love
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    In Greek culture around the time of Plato, the perfect ideal person was considered. Plato's idea that there was a perfect world of ideas affected this pieces subject and the subject's action. Many works of his time period were sculptures that were meant to be viewed from all angles, attempting to be a closer match to that of the ideal. This idea that the ideal world was real and what matter not the physical also effect the actions depicted in many works of this time period. Most of the works are...
  • Agathon View Of Eros
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    Plato How do we know if love is a god or just a little baby we call cupid that flies around during Valentines Plates Symposium is a piece of work that is dedicated to Eros the god of love. I choose to disuse Agathons and Socratess speeches because they are both similar in subject, but opposite in opinion. Socratess ideas on Eros, identify him as a spirit in-between beauty and good. He is also in-between love and knowledge. In Socratess form of Eros, Eros is not seen as a god who is contrary to A...
  • Love For Socrates
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    A Different View of Love We have heard definitions of love through our lives that have been passed on for decades. Some of us have felt love, and some of us have been in love. Bueno one ever seems to question what love is, as if it is something that just plainly is. People tend to just go with it, and think that what they are feeling is really complete and substantial love. In Plato's The Symposium, the reader is confronted with some very different views of love as brought to us by Agathon, Phae...
  • Love Between The Nymph And The Shepherd
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    Cameron Munson English 5 Mr. D Poetry Analy zation Essay 1-31-00 What Is Love Worth? A typical situation, in these modern times is the picture of a man and woman living together without marriage. Even more common than this is a man claiming his love and life for a woman then moving on after he becomes bored with her. This idea between man and woman hasn't changed over the years. In "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love", by Christopher Marlowe and "The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter ...
  • Beautiful And Ugly Since Love
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    Plato's Symposium provides us with many different views and theories about love. This drunken discussion of Eros presents ideas which have not lost their relevance in the millennia since. Many things have changed and there have been a lot of different views on almost every subject known to man, but the thoughts voiced in the Symposium still hold truth today. However being what it was, and that is many different peoples thoughts on the subject of Eros, there is a wide variety of theories to choos...
  • Goddess Of Love And Beauty Freya
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    Freya: Goddess of Love And Beauty Freya, also known as Freya, was the Norse goddess of sexual love and beauty. Freya the goddess of love was well known for her beauty. "She was the Scandinavian material equivalent to the Greek Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty" (Wilson 39). Freya had a twin brother named Frey, also known as Freyr, who was the Norse god of Peace and prosperity. Freya's father was Niord and her mother was S kadi. Her father, Niord, who was the ruler of the Van irs went to ...
  • Ficino's Study Of Christian Doctrine
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    This article discusses the philosophies of Marsilio Ficino and how they influenced many famous people like Lorenzo de' Medici and Sandro Botticelli. Ficino was a great Neoplatonism philosopher who worked under Cosimo de' Medici. Lorenzo and Marsilio 'shared the belief that a unity between spirit and beauty could be achieved through the admiration of Venus. ' (33) Lorenzo encouraged Ficino's study of Christian doctrine. While studying this Christian doctrine and interpreting platonic thought Fici...
  • Beauty And The Beast
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    Beauty and the Beast is probably one of the most well known fairy tales that the Grimms' reproduced. In it's original form it was a long, drawn out story that was catered to adults. The Grimms' changed the story to be more understood by children and made it short and to the point. Unlike many of the other fairy tales that they reproduced, Beauty and the Beast contains many subtle symbols in its purest form. It shows a girl and how she transfers to a woman; it also shows that beauty is in the eye...
  • Masque Of Beauty
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    There are other motives in "Masque of Beauty" can be found, as well. Such as drawing parallels between England and ancient Rome. But we cannot think of it as something innovative, as the referrals to the Roman times became very common, ever since the spirit of Renaissance started to affect more and more writers and philosophers. Still, it is the healthy spirit of his nation having a bigger mission then simply enriching itself, which makes the works of Jonson truly unique. The masque "Humenaie" c...
  • Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholder
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    OUTLINE THESIS: My mistress eyes expresses love as being uniqueness, non-perfect, and soul searching. I. Introduction II. Paraphrase of poem A. Shakespeare's meaning behind what is said B. Shakespeare's feelings about love. Quatrains A. Eyes like sun 1. Unique for not having eyes like sun 2. Loves her for being different B. Voice is not as pleasant as music 1. Unique because her voice is different 2. Loves her no matter what she sounds like IV. Couplet A. Standards of being beautiful 1. Uniquene...
  • Rose As A Symbol Of Her Beauty
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    For many centuries, young men have been telling their sweethearts about ephemeral youth and passion which, like a candle, burns brightly but dies out slowly but surely. Edmund Waller's persona in the poem "Song" is such a young man. He sends a rose to his beloved to "Tell her that [she] wastes her time and [him] (2) by acting shy and staying out of sight. This young lover is trying to tell his paramour that their time is too short for such petty things. He is telling her to forget society and le...
  • Young Lady Upon A Pedestal Of Love
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    The topic for the third journal was to discuss the courtly love aspects found in "The Miller's Tale,"Alison", and "Merciless Beauty". Courtly love is where a lady is put upon a pedestal of love, and a man will ask her to pity him. The man always says that he is her servant, but sings her songs of woe. In "The Miller's Tale", there were three men that put a young lady upon a pedestal of love. The first one was her husband, whom she had just recently wed. Her husband, who was a carpenter, loved he...
  • Beauty And The Beast
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    Is there really such a thing as a feminist fairy tale? Fairy tales are ancient stories that entertain the masses and teach morals to children. They are considered oral traditions that are passed down through the centuries as a tool to teach children how to act and think. In today's society some of those moral messages are being questioned. Beauty and the Beast is an age old fairy tale that is not about the passive female role. Like most fairy tales of that time it is partially rooted in the nega...
  • Depths Of Our Love
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    There are things in life that are inevitable. One cannot change the rising and falling of the sun or the formation of seasons with their unique identities. I observe the beauty of nature as I sit upon this mountain's edge. My mind begins to travel like a whirlwind as I unleash this fiery hurricane inside of me. Thoughts of you consume me, enough to fill the greatest canyon and reach the highest mountain peak. I want to be your secret sun and thick gravity. I want you to exist as you are, and I'd...

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