Analysis Of Aristophanes's Interruption On Love

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Aristophanes gives a believable myth to better understand his interruption on love. It is one of the strongest and it stands all the speeches in the Symposium. Aristophanes’ speech answers ones questions that can’t seem to understand their craving love or why one needs to search for their other half. When it comes to finding love we are searching for our true match. This is expressed throughout Aristophanes’ speech. Aristophanes believed that to understand love we must first realize what was once human mature in which he describes to be the three kinds of nature. His point is that our nature have changed and that is not what is was a long time ago.Human nature regards to Androgynous used to be “a form made up of male and female elements, …show more content…
Artisphanes believes that when young men grow older and realize their love for men or in better works in which he describes it “they are lovers of young men” (S1, pg28) they are able to love each other then becoming married. This lead for one to question what happens to the lesbians and the female and male love? When they each find each other does that mean that they have to be married to actually be in love? Does this mean by when he says that boys are “bold and brave and masculine, and they tend to cherish what is like themselves” (S1, pg28) I guess this is what separates the other half when they find each other to the males. Besides some of the unanswered questions one can agree “Aristophanes not only legitimates male-male desire, he asserts that it is best” (S3, pg538). One can say that maybe Aristophanes does answer out questions when it comes to female-female and female-male. He believes that they are the best in his opinion when it comes to the worship of …show more content…
He believes that both half become stuck and when found “they don’t want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment” (S1, pg28). One can agree that when finding your other half and spending time with them it’s hard to separate yourself from them. Every minute, hour, second it is like you are dying as if you obeyed the gods and Zeus decides to separate the two. This makes Aristophanes’ myth on love a reality that one can relate to in everyday life that have found their other half and worship love. When it comes to female and female, male and male, male and female this theory applies to all according to Aristophanes. Aristophanes goes even deeper about the result of one finding their other

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