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Introduction (Leads reader into the essay by example. Note that it is divided into two paragraphs because of the natural shift)Thesis statement (Uses classification to define the subject)Paragraph One (Outlines the first category using example to define)Paragraph Two (Continues with category one)Everybody has felt it at one time or another, be it for a person, pet, or even a non-living object. That feeling is love. Love is felt in different intensities; it may consume your whole being, or perhaps it's just a little crush. Some people search for what seem their whole lifetimes for love, whereas others may seem to fall in and out of love on a regular basis. Of course, here we are talking about...
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We met on the 12th of July 2008 and he took my breath away. He was so cute and adorable that he stole my heart on the very first day. I saw him almost everyday after we met and we started to spend a lot of time with each other. 16th of July, he asked me out. As each day went by our love grew for each other more and more. Everything seemed so perfect, and although we had ours ups and downs we never let it get to us and we always managed to get through it. Our love was the strongest element of our lives. We spent a lot of time with each other, did many things together and experienced many things. He always stood by my side, through thick and thin and so did i, We never let anything or anyone...
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I decided to write this in pencil, knowing it would have to be transcribed onto a computer later because it seemed natural. I forgot how easy they are to use when time has given me so much technology, time has given me a computer. Natural seems the most appropriate thing to do when referencing a story about love. Love is something ironically so cliché and so important that I always take it for granted, like this beautiful piece of yellow painted wood with a small number two engraved into it. Like love, when using a pencil sometimes mistakes are made, but the eraser like time doesn’t fully cover them up ever. Pretending mistakes don’t exist, doesn’t make them go away, only writing something...
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Shakespeare's Ideas About Love in His Sonnets
The two sonnets Shall I Compare Thee and Let Me Not are by William
Shakespeare. Love is the main theme of both sonnets. Shall I Compare
Thee is written for Shakespeare's love, and it is more personal and
cheerful. He takes apart the greatness of a summer's day and compares
it to the subject of the poem, but the subject (whom we assume is a
'she') is always more divine and she is the most beautiful thing he
has ever seen. The sonnet states that the subject is "â€¦more lovely and
more temperateâ€¦" than the finest summer's day. Let Me Not is a
philosophical interpretation of love, and implies that this is what
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Telling the Truth About Love and Hate The Scarlet Letter is a story of many ideas and concepts. Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it deals not only with adultery, society, and finally, it deals with the effects of being truthful and lying. I will discus the topics with my own views as well as those see in the novel.Hate and love are two very important feelings in the novel "Philosophically considered, therefore, the two passions seem essentially the same, except that one in a dusky and lurid glow." (255). This is saying that love and hate are similar. The subjects arise many times in the novel, seemingly to make up the base of it, the whole novel revolves around it. The love between mother and...
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Even though love and marriage was a major ideal in Shakespearean England, we can get views from Much Ado about Nothing which oppose this idea. From the two main ‘couples’ in this play we can understand their different views on commitment throughout and because of this we as readers and viewers can learn about each relationship separately and watch the thoughts and ideas change throughout the play.
From the scene given we can make many assumptions on the Beatrice and Benedick relationship and how it may have grown throughout the previous acts and scenes. We can tell from this small passage that Beatrice and Benedick have a love/hate relationship which may have come from past relationship...
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Through Everything, Love.
It was a clear Christmas Eve, a warm breeze rustling through the trees as the car drove smoothly round the bend. The night sky was radiant with stars shining like diamond drops suspended from blue silk. The soft sound of Christmas carols echoed from the dark blue station wagon as it coasted along the road. A dark brown haired young man with electrifying blue eyes, sat comfortably in the drivers seat. Presents perfectly gift wrapped sat on the back seat of the car to be placed under the Christmas tree that night. As a cloud slowly whispered its way across the night sky, it began to drizzle. Riley flicked at his windscreen wipers, and looked down at his left...
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English 101 CAL22 June 2011Live, Laugh, Love….Growing up, I've heard the words AIDS and HIV. These words have so much meaning and emotions connected with them. Ever since we've heard about AIDS and HIV there's been books, movies, songs, poems, magazine and newspapers, anything you can think of. I've come across this topic many times; it must be hard living with this disease. People usually discriminate against those with HIV and AIDS. There was a time where people didn't want to touch because of HIV or AIDS. In the movies, Philadelphia and Rent explains HIV and AIDS in different people lives. It explains how some people struggle and some people aren't afraid of telling others....
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The short story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver, is about two married couples drinking gin and having a talk about the nature of love. The conversation is a little sloppy, and the characters make some comments which could either be meaningless because of excessive alcohol in the bloodstream, or could be the characters' true feelings because of excessive alcohol in the bloodstream. Overall, the author uses this conversation to show that when a relationship first begins, the people involved may have misconceptions about their love, but this love will eventually die off or develop into something much more meaningful. The author sets the scene with the two...
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Phu PhanProfessor: Ms Jane NguyenEnglish 1301October 20,2013"What We Talk About When We Talk About Love"Raymond Carver is an American short story and poet writer." What we talk about when we talk about love" is one of his well known short stories. It was published in 1981 and it was a favorable review in the New York Review of Book. It is about two married couples who drink alcohol and talk about love. They are: Mel, Terri, Nick, and Laura. It takes place in the Mel's kitchen. The four characters in the story are all divorced before, so they all have different views of love. Throughout the story, they share different experiences and argument about what real love is while drinking gin. They...
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Love in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
What is love? Many people would answer this question differently. People fall in love, get married, and form families with children, pets and houses. Every family differs from one another. The reason that no identical families exist in this world is that people understand love in their own ways.
There is no correct answer describing what love really is. That is why this topic is so frequently discussed and analyzed by psychologists, writers, and just by common people in personal conversations.
In this essay I would like to emphasize different ideas of how love is understood and discussed in literature. This topic has been...
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In Anton Chekov's "About Love" Alekhin also known as Pavel Konstantinovich shares a story within a story about his one true love Anna Alekeevna with Burkin, the high school teacher and Ivan Inanovich, the veterinary surgeon. The story shares how he and Anna grew to share an unconditional love for each other. The two sacrificed their love for each other for the happiness of others since Anna was already married and had two children. Later on in his life, Alekhin realizes that he had missed his one chance of true love, when he had the chance they should have sacrificed everything and attempted to live a happy life together. Although Alehin's tone while telling...
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Love in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare is well known for presenting the full repertoire of human
emotions, and love is no exception. Much Ado About Nothing is
unquestionably a play about love. Shakespeare provides the audience
with a whole gamut of lovers from the banal Claudio and Hero to the
rebellious Beatrice and Benedick. It is this range which allows
Shakespeare to critique the conventions and perceptions within his
renaissance society This variance in love and lovers also serves to
inform the audience of the many different faces of love, and to
further the plot, for example it is Margaret's brand of free love that
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Shakespeare's Language and the Main Characters' Views About Love
The language of Shakespeare's characters within Romeo and Juliet is
entirely different between each character. The characters' language
provides the reader, occasionally subtle, but present information of
their experiences and views of love.
At the start of the play, in Act 1 Scene 1, there is a theme of
mystery, as none of the Montagues, as well as Mercutio, can appreciate
the meaning of Romeo's sadness and solitariness. He is disorientated
and gloomy. The reason, we soon find out, is because he has been
rejected by a girl called Rosaline. This event is similar to Paris'
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In the time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alverez, is a story about love. This story also
reviels how the Mirabel sisters get involved in the revolution against Trujillo's politics and how
they deal with their family and friends in the meanwhile. It is remarkable and catching story
because it explains how these sisters achieve liberty throughout their union during a terrible reign
where women have few rights and brave people are massacred because there's no freedom of
speech. Throughout the storytelling, the sisters come across obstacles that require their opinions
and decisions to be made; decisions that involve choosing the revolution or to protect and care for
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Entry 1: Act I:
Don Pedro and his men return from the war and visit the house of Leonato and his brother, Antonio. This sudden meeting reunites Beatrice with her archrival, Benedick, and it is here that Claudio and Hero fall in love.
In Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, there are the usual characters that show up in most of Shakespeare’s pieces. For instance the characters Hero and Claudio could easily be compared to Romeo and Juliet. Both Hero and Juliet are innocent, quite, and beautiful young women who fall in love instantly without conversing with the other person. Likewise, Claudio and Romeo decide to marry these women within twenty-four hours. Because of these...
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Love cannot be defined in one sentence or even a paragraph. Every human has his or her own definition of love because people usually define love based on their cultures, backgrounds, social classes, educations, and their societies. In this essay, the main point will be the different kinds of love that Carver illustrates in his story “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.” In Carver’s story, there are some points that I can relate to my personal experience. There are a few characteristics and symbols in the story that are really important to understand in order to define what a real love is and find the intention thrown out the story. These characteristics includes, Mel, Terri and Ed...
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What Do You Expect?When I think about what love means, it only brings about confusion. Love is the most abstract of all our emotions. There are so many different types of love, so many different ways to feel love, so many different ways to give love. That really makes it hard for me to make any concrete statements about it. For one thing, if I were to focus on one aspect of love, it would not be enough. One really has to take this subject on from every angle in order to illustrate the full picture. I can only try my best to merely scratch the surface. The story I will be focusing on as I try to delve into this subject is Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love." In this...
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The story “What we Talk about when we talk about Love” by Raymond Carver introduces four grown up characters who have experiences in their marriage life. The story tackles the elusive nature of love. This is evident when the characters vehemently try to describe it. Mel, the talkative surgeon, tries to give his thoughts on love but does not manage to convince the others. The other couple in the room believes they know the real meaning of love but find it difficult to define it. However, in the end of the day, they seem to come to togetherness and are intertwined by the essence of love. The story “Yellow Woman” by Leslie Marmon Silko, tells the story of a young woman who encounters a romantic...
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In many novels in J.D. Salinger's library of books, there is a recurring theme of the loss of innocence of children, the falling and the confusions of childhood, and many other ideas that apply to the ideas of adolescence and the life of the average teenager growing up. Many of his themes occur in a short period of time in a child's life that affects him/her in a very profound and significant way. The idea of love is also a major theme that arises in many of his characters and that indicates the character of the individual. He uses love in the context of being a device that is used to protect and to care for people who need protecting and caring. In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J. D....
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The Role of Love in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
The role of romantic love plays a central part in the plot of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The way in which each character embraces the emotion shows a great deal about who they are, as well as the time in which they lived. Love, as defined by Shakespeare's characters, differs greatly from my own definition. However, the changeable nature of the emotion itself is what allows Claudio, Hero, Bene*censored*, and Beatrice to interact in a way that is both comical and entertaining.
Perhaps the most obvious of all the differences between my opinion of love and Shakespeare's is the time frame in which 2 individuals grow...
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The Power of Love in 10 Things I Hate About You and Taming of the Shrew 'The Power of Love' is portrayed in various themes throughout both.
Some of which depict superficial love, motivation by money and
love-at-first-sight. These ideas can be contrasted and compared
between the 1500 Elizabethan time of Shakespeare's play 'The Taming of
the Shrew' and the present contemporary period of teenage movie '10
Thing I Hate About You'.
The motif of motivation by money in love is a frequently suggested
theme in both texts: - 'Taming of the Shrew' and '10 Things I Hate
About You'. In 'The Taming of the...
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The Themes of Appearance versus True Love in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
True love is a bond shared by few and dreamed of by everyone. The appearance of a relationship may not accurately depict the true reality of the situation. The bond between Claudio and Hero appears far stronger than that of Beatrice and Benedict, yet events of the play provide evidence for the converse. In Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, the masked emotions of two couples are evoked through subterfuge.
Upon first sight, Beatrice and Benedict seem as if they abhor one another as they exchange several deriding remarks. The skirmish of wits is merely a facade of their underlying...
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How the Characters in Much Ado About Nothing Learn to Love
The title of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has sparked scholarly debates about its meaning for centuries. Some say it is a play on the term “noting”, revolving around the theme of all sorts of deceptions by all sorts of appearances (Rossiter 163). Others claim it has more to do with everyone making a fuss about things that turn out to be false, therefore, nothing (Vaughn 102). Regardless of these speculations, there is something rather profound going on in the play that is worth making a big deal about: four characters in the play learn about love, and eventually, how to love.
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How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas about love
The poems I have chosen to write about are ‘They flee from me’ by Sir
Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), ‘The unequal fetters’ by Anne finch
(1661-1720) and ‘To his coy mistress’ by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). I
chose these poems because I found them attention-grabbing and
remarkable as they all are based around the same topic of love and
pretence. Also I liked these poems because of the fact that they have
a message that is still true even in today’s world. Wyatt wrote this
poem as an epigram of what court life would be like and what would
come along with it.
‘They flee from me’ is a poem of love...
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As her head rose from her tiny hands, she glared up at the dark figure standing in front of her. The room in which she was sitting was like a cave carved into the side of a tall mountain. It was quite dark, smelt funny and made her feel insecure. Kadie stared at the man sitting in front of her continuously before lowering her face into her hands again. "Come on love, the sooner you tell me the faster you can go home," said the man softly as he reached across the desk to wipe a tear from her eye. "You can trust me you know""I can't trust you. The only person I can trust is my daddy. I love my daddy," she snapped back."Ok then love, tell me about your dad.""I love my daddy""I know you do...
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The world is getting ever smaller as an increasing number of links span the globe. Modern transportations and communication technologies are bringing people together. This trend is reflected in the prevalence of international marriages in our society. Up until a few years back, Korea has remained a closed, homogenous society, sometimes being referred to as 'the hermit kingdom'. However, the number of international culture is increasing drastically. Statistics show that one out of ten marriages are international marriages. It is easy to see people around us with foreign spouses, showing that our society is becoming multi-ethnic, promoting diversity. While it is true that there is some...
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"A lover Last Gift..."(This play has more pantomime than dialogue)Scene: A very green meadow in the valley of a very large mountain, the grass is tall and green reaching toward the hot summer sun. The trees are blowing in the wind as the mountains tower high over the small valley. A large waterfall near the side of the mountains roars as the water falls into the lake, causing the waters to gently kiss the grassy shore. The sky is blue and cloudless.Characters:Rebecca: a very tall slender girl, she has long blond hair and deep green eyes. For years she has suffered through cancer and doesn't have much longer to live. She is twenty and married to Brad whom she dated all through high...
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The majority of characters in As You Like It end up as lovers, and the play ends with a quadruple wedding. On the path to this quadruple wedding, there are many dialogues between lovers, in which we are exposed to different opinions about what romantic love is, and what marriage means.As You Like It suggests that love occurs instantly, or it is not love; that love has no boundaries; that lovers are utterly obsessed with their love, to the point of forgetting all else; and that love is a kind of pleasant torture. These are all idealistic ideas about love, and As You Like It contrasts them with the notions that love can be empty; that obsession with love is even slightly pathetic, and that the...
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Plan of EssayPoems to include are The Beggar Women, Our Love Now, and To His Coy Mistress.Demure = to Coy = to Shy = To His Coy Mistress.Banal = Common place = conventional = stereotypical = clichéHow is equal to the language used by the poet.Different kinds of love include:Two poems are similar that they both in love in the cliché way or have been in love in this way the poems involved include To His Coy Mistress and Our Love Now.A separate poem that there is no such love involved it is on a matter of sex and sexual morals.Different ways writing about love include:Our Love Now: Language and style written from left to right positive to negative the male character having the...
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In "True Love", Viorst skillfully gives examples of a comical and realistic view of love. The poem is aptly named true love because love does not simply imply feelings of passion, but of fondness, friendship, affection and devotion. The wife puts on make-up and watches football games just to please her husband out of love. The husband is willing to wear clothes that are unironed and listen to his wife's opinions, even if he disagrees with her, because he loves her. When he works late, the wife would rather imagine him dead than the alternative of him being unfaithful to her. They do not show resentment or hatred towards each other because they are in love.The poem shows that a marriage can...
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Family vacations are almost always stressful, but in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," stress turns to outright horror for Bailey and family, for no better reason than a chance encounter following a car accident. Early in the story, Bailey's mother relates to him the story of a dangerous escaped convict, but only so that he might alter their course from Florida -- the direction in which the fugitive was known to be headed -- to eastern Tennessee, where grandmother herself hailed from. It is in their eventual encounter with that same fugitive, known to all as The Misfit, that provides us with a stark, yet brief, look at one of the odder characters In O'Connor's collection.
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Sex Without LoveWhen two people love each other, it is natural for them to express their feelings to each other. Sex is considered to be the ultimate expression of the love two people have for each other. However, love is not always the reason for sex. Sometimes sex happens without love. Sex without love has various influences on people in their lives. Rape causes long lasting scars on peoples lives, sex is often used as a form of healing, and prostitution is a way of life for some people.Rape causes long lasting scars on peoples lives. Rape is forcing another person to submit to sexual intercourse. The person committing the rape receives a sense of power over the person he is raping. When...
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Romeo and Juliet's youth produces a problem for Shakespeare: he must convince the audience of the sincerity and genuineness of their love for each other. He accomplishes this in a variety of ways. He presents courtly love and romantic love to highlight the authenticity of the romantic love and uses different techniques in his writing to strengthen this impression such as oxymorons, imagery, contrasting strong emotions and the impending tragedy.Romeo's love for Juliet has a very different effect on him compared to his love for Rosaline. Romeo's love for Juliet seems to uplift him, whereas Romeo's love for Rosaline weighs him down and confuses him. This helps the audience believe that his love...
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Young LoveRomeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's finest works of art, takes place in the thirteenth century in Italy, Verona and Mantua. The setting of the play is rich and elegant, everyone dresses well, and lives in fancy surroundings. The main characters of the theatrical production, Romeo and Juliet, meet at a festival and quickly fall in love, but soon discover that they are of enemy families. The two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, have been in rivalry for generations, and uniting the two could by no means happen. Without thinking, both Romeo and Juliet decide that nothing will stop them from being together. Having the implosive behaviors that most teenagers acquire, the two...
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Slow, quick, quick. Slow, quick quick. I hear the counts again and again in my head as Ilead my partner across the dance floor. We stare into each other's eyes as our hips sway to thestuttering beat. Foreign, this place is not. Like mother's arms, it soothes me, as the fingertips ofperspiration roll down my chest. A smile tickles it's way across my face as I realize there isnothing in the world I'd rather be doing. I love to dance.Ever since I was a child, I've greatly enjoyed music. I can recall with equal ease andenthusiasm days where I, a six year old boy, would return from school to the livingroomwhereupon I would spend entire afternoons listening to music. I would sit in my father's...
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In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, particularly in "The Miller's Tale," an illustration of common medieval life is illuminated. Chaucer's use of coarse, ordinary language and his detailed descriptions of the characters in "The Miller's Tale" allows for readers to catch a glimpse into medieval society. While Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" was full of pomp and romanticized chivalry, "The Miller's Tale" parodies "The Knight's Tale," as well as offering a moral to his story: the beguiler will be beguiled back. In his tale, Chaucer's storyteller the Miller reveals the medieval attitude about class, beguiling, and love.The Miller begins with introducing the characters to his tale. He...
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After reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, I immediately found that I had connection with it. It was much more than the fact that I love Shakespeare's works. It also had a lot to do with the storyline, especially pertaining to Helena's character. Throughout much of the beginning of the play, Helena declares her love for Demetrius. The sad part is that he does not return her love. This sub-plot of the play, which is unrequited love, is something that I can personally relate to. For this reason, I have chosen to write about the correlation between Helena's romantic debacles with Demetrius and my life as well as my writing.When Helena was first introduced into the play, she...
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Dream a Little DreamI succumb to the pains, to the vice that holds us all in its grip. Sleep; the universal addiction. A release from the burden of thinking my own thoughts, and the purgatory of other people. Eyes shut, with now awareness of breath or pulse. Every night we prepare for death in this way, But with all escapes from that which plages us, This one comes with a price. Horrible visions. A lover with serpentine eyes... and such hunger. Demons Plage me in both worlds. Every fix but the last one is sadly temporary. Sleep is waking's retreat and waking sleep's. All I, all we, can hope to do is find a half way point. A way to blur the line between the two worlds.Double nod. Perhaps I...
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Love is one of the most sought after things in the world. Love cannot be bought, it can only be found by the lucky few and those who are able to uncover it never want to let it go. In Jane Eyre, our heroine meets Mr. Rochester, who is a possible love interest, when she takes up position as a governess at his estate. There are many things that could hinder their quest for love, like the presence of doubt and suspicion. Other factors that could deter a healthy relationship are their different levels of experience, and their dissimilar personalities. The reason why some relationships do not last long is because of jealousy and distrust. In this case Jane's rival is...
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Act 3 scene 3 in 'Othello' is the pivotal scene of the play. Before it began Othello was blissfully in love with Desdemona. By the end of it, he is devising a means by which to kill her. Discuss how and why this transformation has come about.Othello used to be a cool, calm and collected general, and also a loving husband to Desdemona in the beginning of the play, 'Othello'. However, as we near the end of the play, Othello transformed into an unrecognizable and hot-headed 'green-eyed monster', who is devising a plan to kill Desdemona, whom he suspects of committing adultery.From the beginning of the play, we can see that Othello is a clear-headed general who does not second-guess every...
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The Love for Money"Show me the money!", the famous Hollywood phrase, simply states the feeling for all people in the world. For it is safe to say that money is one of the most prized possessions to most everyone. The idea of money is huge, extravagant, and because of its great significance to the world, money is extremely powerful. Money is just as important to people in the United States as it is to Japan, or The Middle East, or Australia, or London, or anywhere else in the world. Being so worldly, important, and powerful, money is strongly apparent in the day to day lives of all people on earth, for money can be found in nearly all aspects of life. Money is often found in literature. In...
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GymnasticsGymnastics is definitely my all-time favorite sport. When gymnastics is done in the correct way it is one of the most beautiful sports in the world. The young men and women we see in the Olympics every four years are brave and fearless individuals. Under the enormous pressure of the Olympic Games, these athletes attempt and complete some of the most mind boggling skills on earth with perfect form and extension. Although the moves look very easy at times, they are exceedingly dangerous and one must have great mental focus to compete at the highest level. Some gymnasts will do almost anything to make it to the Olympic Games; even if they must sacrifice their body or mind on their...
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To Build or not to Build?This is not the only question in the marriage of Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt. The marriage very often runs into uncertainties and problems, but that is the life of the Moffit's. The foundation of their marriage was based on a problem; the writer of "Shiloh", Bobbie Ann Manson writes " I'm in a way imagining myself as I would have felt if I had... gotten a different perspective on things- if, for example, I had gotten pregnant in high school and had to marry a truck driver", well that is exactly what happened to Norma Jean. However, the baby died at the age of four months and three days from sudden infant death syndrome. About fifteen years later Norma Jean finds...
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In the book "Until They Bring The Streetcars Back" author Stanley Gordon West writes of a young man, Cal, who goes through more troubling events in one year than most people do in their whole lives. One of these events includes a girl who Cal has liked his whole life, Lola Muldoon. But between Cal, Lola, and his friend Tom, there is a rollercoaster of friendship, love, and heartbreak.Cal has been in love with Lola since the day he laid eyes on her but no one ever knew. Unfortunately for Cal, Lola was going steady with one of his good friends Tom. No one knew it but it really hurt Cal inside seeing Lola and Tom together, but he would never tell Tom that. Cal was soon overwhelmed with joy when...
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Much has been said about love, but if you search the horizon, you will discover that most of the things written about love are either pithy or cynical.
Society in general can be cruel and heartless toward real virtue of any kind. In the most popular venues, love is seldom dealt with with any degree of sobriety. Modern humor mocks marriage, husbands and wives, then glorifies every conceivable breech of virtue, such as sexual immorality, profane and obscene values.
Real love is a mystery to most people. Most people never realize the true potential or value of love, nor do they learn to practice the art of love. It is usually very poorly defined. People think they are in love, but they can’t...
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Love is the abstract term for affection, in its most intense potency, the most exquisite positive feeling in the emotional spectrum. Love can be felt subjectively or objectively, and generally refers, but is not restricted to, interpersonal relationships. There are many types of love; romantic love, family love, platonic love and objective love, as well as love for more general concepts such as love of (a) God, or love of knowledge, love of nature, etc. Symbolically, it is recognized by the shape of a heart, and often associated with the colours pink and red. Love may or may not be reciprocated, and the word love itself is often exploited and is now part of everyday jargon, oftentimes where...
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The word love is a word that means an intense affection for another person based on familial or personal ties. I do agree with this definition of love but love is different for me. To me love is unconditional and has no limitations. Love can make the person with coldest heart smile again. Love can make a person feel happy because so much joy enters that person's life. Love can also be sad because it hurts when you're broken up with a mate you have loved for so long. To feel love for somebody or something is the ultimate high because if it happens to you for the first time you have found apart of yourself that you didn't believe existed. Love is the most priceless treasure that life can...
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The Meaning of Love What exactly is love? Is there an absolute meaning to the word - love? Or is it purely subjective? The concept of true love is what we search for all our lives. Yet love is one of the most misunderstood concepts of all. What people really want more than anything else is to be loved unconditionally; to be accepted for who we are, and still be loved. Sometimes we will do some crazy things, in the name of love. Love is actually the choice one makes to put someone's wishes, desires and needs above our own. Many people confuse the word love with the meaning of the word want or desire. For example, sometimes when a young man tells the woman of his dreams, I love you, when he...
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In a world obsessed with the possession of "things," it is ironic to see that all people seek one thing that is completely intangible, love. Love can't be held, bought, manipulated, traded, forgotten, or stolen. Love is pure, honest, true, fulfilling, and most of all valuable. Love is not limited either. An unknown author once wrote, "Trying to bring pleasure to someone, because of the pleasure you feel to see that person's pleasure, is perhaps the most beautiful demonstration of love." Isn’t amazing how something so powerful can be found in the simplest of things. In my life I have felt love in many aspects of my life. I love my family, my friends, my...