Justine And Tales Of Burning Love

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Justine and Tales of Burning Love Darley, from Justine, and Mauser, from Tales of Burning of Love, are depicted as the central male characters for each novel. Both men experience love on a physical level with several women but they run into the difficulties and confusions of emotional love. Emotional love involves with intimate individuals who accept one another through friendship and being unbias towards each other.Mauser and Darley did not have the chance to experience this type of love do to their over complicated lifestyles by their excessiveness of women, pursueness of power to their status, and ignorance towards other's feelings. Throughout his life, Jack Mauser is viewed as a man who uses his physical love with women to gain wealth and power. Mauser's misuse of love is seen when he is described to having five wives in his lifetime. His one main reason for marrying Dot, his fifth wife, was for her to do his company's accounting. Mauser used love only on a physical level so he could make Dot believe that Jack was in love with her. Dot thought their love was both physical and spiritual. She realized the truth about their marriage when she found out about Mauser's first four wives by Eleanor, wife number two. Without Mauser's honesty about his past, Dot saw that their love were not on the same level leading to her leaving Jack. In this moment, Mauser's weakness was his dishonesty towards his ex wives. If he told the truth to Dot in the beginning, she may have respected Mauser and would probably still be with him. Another weakness Mauser exhibit was his selfishness when he had a brief stint with his first wife, June. After June saw that she made a mistake in marrying Jack, she left their room and proceeded to walk away from him. Mauser, full of despair since he could not perform his duty in the bed, went after June, but didn't chase her all the way down. He could of gone after her but he only "stood on the margin of the road" (p. 10). Mauser's reasoning of not crossing that margin could mean that he didn't want to make a choice where it would lead him going after a new relationship and developing a commitment with June. With him not thinking about others and only on himself, Mauser could not even remember his first wife's name when he tried to "call her name" (p. 10). Mauser did not want to go to June and save her from the bitter weather because he felt June should of came to him. Mauser's ignorance led to her death.June's death started Mauser's demise in his life by how he could not admit to the fact that his inqualities as a male caused her death. If Mauser was more sensable with relationships, he would of taken his time with June. He would of taken his time to get to know June on a spiritual level as they could of started a nice friendship at first. Since he wasn't patient in male and female relationships, Mauser skipped the significant parts of a relationship like communication and acceptance, and used...

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