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  • Agathon's Account Of Love
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    The Accounts of Eros in the 'Symposium " The word love carries with it many, many different interpretations. In modern day, our views on what is appropriate love is much different from the views from the time of Socrates and Plato. To them love was eros, a direct translation of the word love. However, the word itself wasn't the only thing that was different about love. In Plato's 'Symposium', there is a celebration for Agathon. He had just won a dramatic contest in Athens, Greece two nights ago....
  • Love Montag
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    Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury. There are two main characters in the book. Montag and Mildred who are husband and wife. Ray Bradbury shows a couple that might be drifting away from each other or maybe never had a true love for one another to begin with. Maybe this is all because of technology engulfing their lives and not allowing them to express themselves or to be creative and spontaneous, all necessary qualities for a relationship. But the love was there and i...
  • Characters Beatrice And Benedick
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    Much Ado About Nothing: Love, Hate & Marriage - An Analytical Essay on the Relationship of Beatrice & Benedick In William Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing', the characters Beatrice and Benedick are involved in what could only be called a 'love / hate " relationship. The play is a classic example of this type of relationship, and allows us to view one from the outside looking in. This gives us the chance to analyse the type of relationship that at one time or another we all have been,...
  • Heterosexual And Homosexual Love
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    2. Aristophanes' Theory of love: from Plato's Symposium The love as discussed by the characters in the Symposium is homosexual love. Some assumed that homosexuality alone is capable of satisfying a mans highest and noblest aspirations. Whereas heterosexual love is placed at an inferior level, being described as only existing for carnal reasons; its ultimate purpose being procreation. There are differing views in these dialogues, Aristophanes contradicts his peers by treating heterosexuality at t...
  • Love Frankl And His Wife
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    To comprehend the unfaltering love of Victor Frankl, we must understand his circumstances. There is no way we can step into his shoes to experience his tragedies, but his vivid descriptions help us vicariously relive his tribulation. He opens a window into his world, and we can actually see the scenes he paints for us. The accompanying guards kept shouting at us and driving us with the butts of their rifles, he says (348). It is difficult to put ourselves in his position of despair. Being forced...
  • John Donne Deals
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    The peace in a tear's absence One of the most common fears is the fear of losing someone who is close to you. The drama caused by such events make impressions on a person that can last a lifetime. Many people spend years mourning a death. John Donne deals with these ideas in his poem "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning". He centers on the wasted energy of mourning, and the consequences of it. There are better ways to deal with a loss of that magnitude. Death does not have to cause the end of oth...
  • Time By The Love
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    Forever Love is not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickles compass come Love alters not with his brief hours of weeks But bears it our even to the edge of doom If this be error and upon me proved I never writ and no man ever loved -Shakespeare If people love each other but can't get along, at what point is enough, enough Before you answer, pause. This is important. When does the clock run out for love Never; time does not restrain love. In fact, love created time, an...
  • Word Love
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    Six months after I met a young man, he expressed to me how much he loved me. Being sixteen years old, I thought it to be very flattering but I could not accept him saying this to me. The word, love in the romantic sense, is something that would take so much out of me to say to a person. Love is something that you express to someone that you can not, in any way, see living your life without. The last time I saw the young man who supposedly loved me, was on my seventeenth birthday when he told me ...
  • Terri's Idea Of Real Love
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    After analyzing Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love", it is easy to see that there are several different ideas concerning true love that the characters in the story are in dispute over. Terri's idea of real love is the most valid out of the group at the table. All of the members of the group are rather confused as to what real love is. Terri is included as one of the confused. However, I believe that she is the closest to understanding what love is. A key piece of eviden...
  • Tita And Pedro's Love
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    Love True love is emotion and passion. True love is when two individuals see each other and never want to leave each other. True love is a feeling of love every time one sees or even thinks of his or her soul mate. I do not believe true love was ever reached in this novel with any of the characters. Tita and Pedro always had worries and doubts about their relationship together. And that is what kept them from reaching true love. If they question their love and relationship because of other indiv...
  • True Love
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    What's Love Got To Do With It; Everything! Tuesday, October 21, 1997 Jason M. SchwefelDr. Andrea Musher Tuesdays and Thursday 12: 30 - 1: 45 PM Literary essay What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By: Raymond Carver An excerpt from Readers Digest August, 1997, submitted to Laughter, the Best Medicine, by Adam Christina. A lot of people wonder how you know if you really in love, says comedian Ronnie Shakes. Just ask yourself one question: Would I mind being financially ruined by this person?...
  • Love For Parents And Family Members
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    When we think about the definition of love, it's not easy to think of one specific definition, or even one kind. Since love, to every person, is felt differently and is defined as so many different things such as a feeling, a person, or a way of life, it is difficult to encompass a true interpretation of what it means. In ancient Greek philosophy, philosophic pillars such as Plato and Socrates often divided love into two separate categories: earthly and heavenly. If one experienced earthly love,...
  • Romeo's And Juliet's Superficial Love
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    In William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, the two main characters are madly infatuated with each other, but they are not truly in love. There are several differences between true love and infatuation. First, true love takes time to develop and cannot happen at "first-sight". People who are truly in love with each other have had time to learn everything about the other person and accept everything about him or her, including all of the negative qualities. When two people meet a...
  • Great Relationships Of True Love
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    Love Medicine Love Medicine is a novel about relationships. It is about families and lovers. It is about love as the tie that binds. The characters in the novel live throughout their lives experiencing different things with different people, but it all comes back to love as the force that brings them together. The story is set around a North Dakota Indian reservation over a span of fifty years. It is the story of two families who lives intertwine because of different bonds of both love and hate....
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 Anti Petrarchan
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    Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 deals with the issue of ideal and unconditional love just like Petrarch's "She Used to Let Her Golden Hair Fly Free". However, the poems go about explaining this love in remarkably different styles. Petrarch's sonnet is a typical sonnet of the time of Renaissance, which uses lofty comparisons to praise a beloved idol. On the other hand, Shakespeare's sonnet is very informal and seemingly disrespectful to the poet's love, as if mocking the old, tedious tradition of the st...
  • Real Love
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    hat is love? In spite of all that science and religion have told us, people do not want to understand the true nature of the most potent force in the world. They believe in the Hollywood myth -- - physical beauty and poetic passion, two hearts in stardust beating as one; the chase, the capture and the surrender. All that may well be a thrilling part of attraction and courtship; but it is not and never can be love. Love and a physical embrace become almost synonymous in young minds; both create e...
  • Envy From Society
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    Envy and love are two primary factors that contribute to the emotion of a society. Without love, and ultimately envy, a society is not in equilibrium. This then creates a dystopia, rather than a well sought after utopia. Envy is the strong desire to possess what another person has. In love, the two people that are in love with each other own each other, which is why envy is a natural consequence of love. Dystopian societies are created by the rulers in the novels 1984 and Brave New World, and al...
  • Love Between A Parent And A Child
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    The Definition of Love Love is a word used to describe perhaps the most powerful of emotions. People live, die, kill, save, travel to the other side of the world, walk next door, in the name of love. When you speak of love, I feel that you must speak of what one loves because it determines what kind of love that person is feeling. People can say "I love my wife, I love my brother, I love my mother, my children, I love my car, I love going to the movies", or "I love my freedom, that total strange...
  • Storybook Love
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    William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is a story about how love can and will conquer all. Each relationship in this story represents this clearly. As for today's society, many people have given up on this dea. In the world today, this idea of a "storybook love" has not been present for many years. Divorce is higher than ever, and in many cases, one may never even get married. Some people even get married because they think if it as the right thing to do, whether they are in love or not....
  • Spouse And Being Incompatible With A Spouse
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    When two people get married, they usually imagine that they will spend the rest of their lives together. Lost in excitement, wedded bliss, and several bottles of expensive champagne, they give little or no thought to reasons that could cause their new union to end disastrously. But if they did consider, they would realize that there are several common causes for marital breakdown, such as, getting married for reasons other than love, being abused by a spouse, and being incompatible with a spouse...

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