Essays on Love

Marriage, Love And Caste In India
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India is a nation of cultural diversification. With its remarkable composition of tradition and the vast heritage of ancient culture, it provides an interesting background to study romantic relationships. Indian literature and mythologies depict their liberal, lenient and dispassionate views on human sexuality, love, and individual freedom as well. In Hinduism Love is categorized into five stages; Kama (Sensory caring), Shringara (rapturous intimacy), Maitri(generous compassion), Bhakti (impersonal devotion), Atma Prema (unconditional self-love). According to Vatsyayana, in Kamasutra, Kama is as…...
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Money and Happiness: An Enriching Relationship?
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It is difficult to imagine our today’s life without money. We need it to buy living essentials, such as clothes and food products. And we also can’t imagine our life without happiness. Happiness is a complicated concept which depends on things that surround the person. These things can be both material and spiritual. And the theme of money and happiness is always relevant in our time. And most likely everyone at least once in their life asked the question "can…...
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Unusual love scene
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Turn to Act two, scene two and remind yourself of the whole scene. This is a very unusual love scene. How effective do you find it and how does it relate to the main concerns of the play as a whole? In act two, scene two Friel has created a very unusual love scene between Maire and Yolland who have just escaped a dance hand in hand. Soon enough language comes between them and they struggle to understand each other.…...
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The Thickness of Ice and Twice Shy
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Paragraph one Paragraph one talks about the beginning of a relationship and how you don't really care about what may happen and about whom might get hurt in the outcome. This one is mainly about the meeting and greeting of the two people in the poem. The hope that will become close and get to know each other and learn to trust like you do when you're on a ice rink. Ice skating is all about trust and giving a…...
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Love and Madness
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They say the mad lover is drugged often by the exhaustion of the confusing state they are in. It is like drowning. Drowning in an ocean with nothing to hold on. Although they will not be able to breathe, they will still feel a sharp sting of unavoidable pleasure around themselves. They will still desire to keep on drowning, to keep on losing their consciousness, to keep on feeling the honeyed pain. It is like drowning, drowning deep. The construction…...
He replies Yes love?
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Eddie replies in his upper crust well spoken tones, un-affected by the question "No I don't think so. " Mickey says " you wanna be best mates, we could be blood brothers, give us your hand. " They both pretend realistically to swap blood and this small scene draws to a close. The parallel scene reopens and the two brothers advance slowly towards one another once again. This time it is Mickey's turn to say something, Mickey says, "When we…...
Did My Heart Love Till Now?
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“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”- Romeo. This is just one of the beautiful quotes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In the 9th grade curriculum, many different types of poetry are being taught including Shakespeare’s work. So why exclude only “Romeo and Juliet”? There has been much debate about whether or not the tragic story of the star-crossed lovers should be taught to 9th graders. Shakespeare’s Romeo…...
My youngest and fondest memories
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My youngest and fondest memories begin with my grandmother, my mother and myself. I knew my family was not like other families but different in a sense. At such a young age, I couldn't figure out how my family was different but deep down I felt as if something was just not right with my family. Even sitting here now, I think back and try to figure out when I found out that my family was not like others but…...
And yet not so, since I am sure my love’s more ponderous than my tongue
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Said by Cordelia when she was ment to say something during division scene to prove her love towards her father – Significant because it shows her character: honest, loving, etc. Nothing? Said by Lear when Cordelia responded with nothing to prove her love – Significant because Lear misunderstands Cordelia which is what brings him down to nothing See better, Lear, and let me still remain the true blank of thine eye. Said by Kent when Lear tells him to get…...
In what ways, are relationships distorted in T.S. Eliot poems?
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T.S. Eliot was an intellectual of the modernist movement of the 20th century. In the 20th century, there was the invention of the machines, so now with the invention of new machines; factories started to opaque other commerce which were not industries. Now the world was facing a growing problem: mass production. With mass production, industries started to come up. This is the result of an economic phenomenon called industrialization. Because of industrialization, there were not enough jobs in the…...
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True Love Waits
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God opens millions of flowers without forcing the buds, reminding us not force our way but to wait for things to happen perfectly in time. Can we still count the vast number of in-a-relationship students here in our school? Why not try to ask someone how many boyfriends/girlfriends she/he had? Let me rephrase, is there anyone still existing as No-Bf/Gf-Since-Birth? Why not try to ask someone if ever she/he had a boyfriend/girlfriend? Gone are the days when men wait years…...
The Merchants Tale
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The genre of courtly love Courtly love was a contradictory experience between erotic desire and spiritual achievement, "a love at once illicit and morally elevating, passionate and self-disciplined, humiliating and exalting, human and transcendent". At first, Damian seems to possess these qualities and at the wedding of Januarie and May, his desire for adultery is made clear, "So sorre hath Venus hurt him with hire brond". The principles of courtly love are satirised through the characterisation of the characters. Januarie…...
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Story of romantic love Discuss
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Using Jane Eyre page 171 as your starting point, from "I, indeed, talked comparatively little" to "suppose he should be absent spring, summer, and autumn: how joyless sunshine and fine rays will seem! " on page 172, explore the methods which writers use to present romantic love. A romance novel is one which focuses on the developing romantic relationship between two individuals. Its main plot may involve romantic suspense - struggles that associate with obtaining each other's affections. The novel…...
My story: Love is Blind
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Jeremy Gold's was no ordinary 25 year old man. Apart from being stunningly handsome with smooth flawless tanned skin, silky black hair and pumping red lips, he was also an agent working for M.I.5. One sunny afternoon after a full English lunch at the Old Inn Jeremy came home from shooting down a helicopter containing terrorists and bombs. His home was just as un-ordinary as he was. From the outside it looked pretty normal but as soon as you opened…...
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How do social pressures affect the key characters in the Daz 4 Zoe
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Daz 4 Zoe is a story set sometime in the future. Robert Swindells novel about two young people is, on the surface, a love story but primarily is a warning about what could happen in the future if we let Government and politics over -run freedom of speech, thought and provoke the aggressive feelings of people who's actions speak louder than their words We also could have a divided society, where living conditions, opportunities and importance are vastly dependent on…...
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“Mad Shadows” by Marie-Claire Blais
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Introduction "Mad Shadows" is a French Canadian novella written by Marie-Claire Blais and was published in 1959. This novella illustrates a dysfunctional family, where outer beauty reflects status and is deemed more significant than inner beauty. Louise is a mother who loves her son Patrice solely based on his flawless physical beauty, which in essence portrays her vanity and superficiality. On the other hand, Isabelle-Marie, the daughter and a character that is unattractive on the exterior, is deprived of her…...
The significance of flashbacks in the novel, The Great Gatsby
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A character's attempt to recapture or reject the past is an important aspect in many novels, plays and poems. Choose a work in which a character views the past with such feelings a reverence, bitterness, or longing. Reveal how the character's view of the past is used to develop a theme in the work. In literature, memories of the past are often used to convey a character's inner beliefs and values. The character's attempt to recapture or even to reject…...
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Romeo and Juliet is set on a theme of love
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Romeo and Juliet is set on a theme of love and hate and presents many different types of love. The love between the two eponymous characters, Romeo and Juliet, is set in the context of hate, so their love stands out as more pure, and infused with tragedy. The prologue at the beginning of the play describes Romeo and Juliet as 'A pair of star-crossed lovers' who 'take their life', so we know that fate is against them. The first…...
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Death Marked Love Definition
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Before you can explore the extent that Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet can be described as a tragedy, you have to know the definition of a tragedy is normally when a main character has a moral flaw, which leads to their downfall. Romeo and Juliet is very problematic, as a tragedy because Romeo and Juliet main flaw is their love for each other and love in its normal context is not described as a flaw. This leads me to believe that…...
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How are the relationships between men and women represented in “My Last Duchess”, “First Love” and “How do I love thee”?
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The poems "My Last Duchess" (1842), by Robert Browning, "First Love", (1821), by John Clare and "How do I love thee" (1850), by Elizabeth Barrett Browning are all concerned with the relationships between men and women. These poems all portray the relationships in different ways and present love and the consequences falling in love has, in different ways. In the first poem "My Last Duchess", the Duke is in control as he is a very proud man. The Duke is…...
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Porphyria’s Lover
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Porphyria’s Lover is poem by Robert Browning about a deranged man who suddenly kills his lover for his want to preserve the moment. He strangles Porphyria with her own long, golden hair and stays with the body for the rest of the night. A lot of interpretations have been formulated regarding this poem. The most popular one is that Porphyria’s lover is insane. Some argue that he rally isn’t and some say it was just on the lover’s mind. We…...
Poor love
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I also heard Mrs. Foresight talking to a customer in the post office last Wednesday about how she left her bicycle outside a shop for one minute and when she came out it was gone! Dear me. That same afternoon I was sorting through the post in the backroom of the post office as usual. I found out that Mr. O'Donnel is running for Mayor at his age! Then I noticed a group of property magazines were being sent to…...
The play ‘Shirley Valentine’
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The play, 'Shirley Valentine', written by Willy Russell tells the story of Shirley Valentine's life, showing her character transformation from Shirley Bradshaw to Shirley Valentine, it is a play about a stifled middle-aged woman who finds relief abroad from her tedious, routine lifestyle in Liverpool. The dramatic techniques used by Will Russell in the play help the audience comprehend the importance of Shirley's transformation. In this circumstance, it's Shirley Valentine and her life. Other dramatic devices used are, voice over,…...
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“Peacefully Ever After”
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A critical review of the novel "Peacefully Ever After", focusing on the achievement of peace as the chief accomplishment of the protagonist Peacefully Ever After Accomplish: to succeed in completing; fulfill, perform, or carry out (an undertaking, plan, promise, etc.) Throughout Janie's life she accomplished many things, but what I'd like to focus on is what I believe her chief accomplishment was: Peace. Janie achieved peace through a long and trial-filled life which consisted of three husbands who were of…...
Parents are always right
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In spite of the saying "parents are always right" they are not always right. If you look at the divorce rate it has more then doubled. And they say that it doesn't hurt the children. If they really look at it, it tares the children apart. There sense of safety is gone, shattered. They are unable to trust anybody. Some people don't see this. They see the face that the children put on so they can't see the way that…...
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The message of the short story “The Bottom Line and the Sharp End”
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I would like to begin from the title, because it is very important for understanding the story. "The bottom line" means the main result of person's life, its outcome, which is achieved by a person. It is a peculiar conclusion, which is made by every person in the certain period of life. Also "The bottom line" symbolizes some bound that a person reaches and then understands that it is the end. He achieved something in the life, it does not…...
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Macbeth as a fallen hero
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Evil. Immoral. Good. These are words which with we use to define people, define their actions, their purpose and inevitably decide how we react to them. As we view Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, the principal character Macbeth, is witnessed as a hero, an extraordinary soldier, someone who is honourable, valorous and someone who we might define and picture as good. As the nature of this portrayal changes, relative to his ambition, one sees the notion that corrupting power is the result.…...
How Do I Love Thee Poem Analysis
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In How do I love thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I believe that the person talking is professing about a kind of love that can stand the test of time. You know that kind of love. Every day and moment is cherished by both. Each person knows almost everything about each other and they have been together for what would seem like forever. It is very rare these days to see a younger generation finding that love. And in a…...
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Love song, With Two Goldfish
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“(love song, with two goldfish)” by Grace Chua is a contemporary poem written in 2003. The poem is about a pair of goldfish living together in a fishbowl and experiencing a romantic relationship. The two goldfish represent a young couple (young teenagers) growing up in an environment which deprives them of their desires and does not fulfil them; their common feelings of isolation draw them toward each other, then apart as they mature and slowly realize that they do not…...
How is love presented in the early acts of Romeo and Juliet?
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Shakespeare's treatment of love in Romeo and Juliet is complex and multifaced. He shows many different types of love, such as, young love and romantic love. Shakespeare uses Romeo to show this love- first with Rosaline and then later with Juliet. During Romeo's first appearance in the play, Romeo is a thwarted lover and immature. This is shown by his unrequited love for Rosaline. The love Romeo has for Rosaline is shallow, skin deep and unobtainable. Romeo's words for his…...
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Love in Donne’s Songs and Sonnets
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The presence of love is thematically interwoven into all of John Donne's Songs and Sonnets. Confronting the ideas of both the eroticism of physical love and the purity and intellectualism of spiritual love, Donne creates a world in which the reader is able to glimpse into the psyche of the poet. It is significant to understand that Donne does not attempt to describe a single and unchanging view of love. Rather, his poetry expresses a variety of emotions and attitudes.…...
Hafiz’s “Ghazal 9”
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On the opposite of longing for wine/love, both also have the ability to make a person lose hope in the world. Alcohol is consumed when times are rough; it can also make times rough. Love is appreciated when times are rough; when the heart is broken, times become rough. Hafiz's "Ghazal 9" demonstrates the former part of both sides: intoxication being preferred when times are rough. The mood of this poem is very somber, illustrating the hostile and lonely times:…...
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Explore how Heaney writes about suffering in ‘Bye-Child’ and in one other poem of your choice
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In both 'Bye-Child' and 'Limbo', Heaney concentrates mostly on pain and suffering of individuals who have been born into a world where they are not allowed to be seen or acknowledged. In both cases, these individuals are innocent children, who, unfortunately due to the rigid and uncompromising Catholic community, are forced into a life of deprivation and suffering. Bye-Child" is an amazing encapsulation of the thoughts and feelings that Seamus Heaney has towards mistreated and abused children, and the poem,…...
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Elegy 19 by John Donne: To His Mistress Going to Bed
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"Elegy 19" reflects greatly on "The Sun Rising". They share similar imagery and are closely related in both their language, structure and progression. The way in which Donne structures the poem is alsocunning as the techniques he adopts are directly related to "The Sun Rising". It is a common occurrence for Donne to use cosmological imagery within his poetry to portray his emotions and using extremes to compare his mistress too. In addition, he continues to do so in "Elegy 19" and…...
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Why I Desire to be an alpha man?
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Alpha Phi Alpga Fraternity truly shows what brotherhood really is. Amongst the fraternities I have known, only Alpha Phi Alpga Fraternity caught my attention. I have seen how each member shows concern and love amongst each other. Each member sees to it that his brother is in good hands; thus, they keep one another. Alpha Phi Alpga Fraternity treats each member with respect and never force to do things that will destroy the future of its members. This brotherhood is…...
Courtly Love in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Poetry and Stories
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Chaucer uses conventions of courtly love throughout the Canterbury Tales, and The Merchant's Tale is no exception. As an elaborate code of conduct governing the actions and relations of aristocratic lovers in the 14th century, it is described satirically by Chaucer, who perhaps thought of the whole process as farcical. As well as Januarie being sarcastically described as a courtly lover, his squire Damian is also shown to take part in the process of courtly love. The typical courtly lover…...
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Comparison between two plays
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Discuss and compare how Caryl Churchill 's Top Girls and David Eldridge 's Under the Blue Sky deploy the conventions of Dialogue and Objectives/Obstacles, and asses the connexion between these formal picks and the significance and impact of the drama.The conventions of duologue and aims and obstructions are intertwined through the dramatist 's portraiture of character and in the procedure of making dramatic struggle. Dialogue is a indicative device, where action is conveyed through address to pass on character aims…...
Comparing Sleeping Eros and a Stele of a Little Girl
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Joyce Salame Art History Paper Whether in the fifth century B. C. E or the first century C. E, Greek art has maintained continuity among its theories since its inception. Throughout history, the Greeks have been perfecting their human sculptures. The Metropolitan Kouros (600 B. C. E) and the Spear Bearer (450 B. C. E) are made centuries apart but have the same Greek interest of the human anatomy. However, because of the time difference, it is clear that the…...
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Compare and contrast two poems, Warming Her Pearls by Carol Ann Duffy and Epithalamium by Liz Lochhea
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Two poems that focus on love as a theme are Warming Her Pearls by Carol Ann Duffy and Epithalamium by Liz Lochhead. Warming her Pearls depicts a situation in which a servant speaks of her unrequited love for her mistress, whereas Epithalamium is a celebration of marriage. In examining how each poet writes about love, a good place to start is the titles of the poems. Warming Her Pearls is an ambiguous title that does not immediately relate to love.…...
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Compare and contrast: “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and “To his coy mistress” by Andrew Marvell
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In this essay I will be compare and contrasting "How do I love?" and "To His Coy Mistress". I will be discussing how the two poems are similar and different in this way of their treatment towards the one they love. To his coy mistress is a poem which shows a lot of reasons and explanation for this love consider why the poem is very long. But the poem is also very sexually orientated, this man who is confessing his…...
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In what ways, are relationships distorted in T.S. Eliot poems?
...Throughout T.S. Eliot's poems, we can see that the city alienates the people, and therefore their relationships. They become distant, monotonous, and this lead people to feel trapped and desperate, so they start believing in false prophets, and start...
How do social pressures affect the key characters in the Daz 4 Zoe
...Robert Swindells also highlights the fact that we are loosing our privacy and freedom due to governments and organizations knowing too much about our lives and being able to keep track of us all the time. He does this by creating a Government organiz...
How are the relationships between men and women represented in “My Last Duchess”, “First Love” and “How do I love thee”?
...In "My Last Duchess", the Duke is a proud man, he is confident and very arrogant, and the relationship is portrayed as unequal and is dominated by pride and not love. In "First Love", the woman is in control and the man is broken hearted because his ...
How Do I Love Thee Poem Analysis
...This kind of love is hard to find these days. I liked this poem because it spoke to me. I do not think there are many men out there in this world that would sit down and write a poem for someone about how much they love them. They especially would no...
How is love presented in the early acts of Romeo and Juliet?
...During this scene Romeo and Juliet are tense and rushed, as they could get caught at any minute. Also, during this scene there are some intimate and romantic moments. Before Juliet knew that Romeo was listening, her speech was soliloquy. Shakespeare ...
Explore how Heaney writes about suffering in ‘Bye-Child’ and in one other poem of your choice
...The poem is divided into five stanzas, which reflects the ongoing pain and suffering felt by the mother as she is ducking her child under the water. There is also an enjambment in the last stanza, which gives power of emotion in the move between vers...
Why I Desire to be an alpha man?
...To join in Alpha Phi Alpga Fraternity and be an Alpha man is a great honor. I will be glad if I will be accepted from this brotherhood because I know I can learn many beneficial things from them like how to value each other as brothers. I strongly be...
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