Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Sweet Embrace Of Romance

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The Sweet Embrace of Romance As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice." This is considered one of the most romantic quotes in literary history, but what exactly is this romantic love that Fitzgerald speaks of? Romance can be commonly defined as a medieval tale based off legend, chivalric love and adventure, or the supernatural or a love story. These may be a few of the first thoughts a person will have when they heard the term romance, but romance is infinitely more complex and rigid with extensive details that are not stated here. Romance is not dead, as cynics of many ages tend to preach; Romance is the greatest show of mutual affection, and is the truest form of pure romantic …show more content…
For example, Cassie Ainsworth from the show Skins possess low-self esteem, and battles anorexia and depression. In the series, Cassie encounters a boy named Sid Jenkins, who comes from a broken family ridden with alcoholism and a neglecting parent. The two young British teens are both not perfect by any standard, but they are able to see past the other’s troubling circumstances, and fall in love with the person for who they truly are inside. Another example, would be the relationship between Eric and Ariel in the movie The Little Mermaid. Ariel is a spacey mermaid, who sees a sailor named Eric one day, and starts to develop an attraction to him. Ariel trades her mermaid tail for legs in order to encounter Eric in person, and despite the fact that she cannot speak, the two fall in love. Ariel was not able to convey many of her emotions to Eric due to her not possessing a voice, and this was an obvious obstacle, but they could both tell in the other’s actions and gestures that they were solely meant to be …show more content…
Love is not ignoring your significant other, and only crawling back to them when you are lonely. If your romance does not have love, then is it essentially a relationship at all? In a true romantic relationship, each person should want to witness the other’s growth and development. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, an loveless relationship is shown between Daisy and Tom. Tom has countless affairs with other women whilst being married to Daisy- which shows that even if the two were in love at some time, they are not anymore. Daisy is left to her own devices, and as she changes as person and lives her life, Tom is not around to witness it nor does he care to. Tom and Daisy are careless citizens that do not think about the impact of their selfish actions- true love is not selfish in the least bit. True love in a romance entails compassion and care, not

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