Love And Antiquity: The Definition Of Love In Literature
And especially can they define this concept widely enough?
In romantic love literature, the works are mainly about love. Nevertheless, rare are the novels in which the love story isn’t the vector of a wider thinking on the world in which we live. We can then wonder in what display the term is revealing of the novelists’ view of the men and society.
Using some classic works in literature, we are going to analyze how others can perceive love.
First of all, the literature approaches most of the time love under the angle of misfortune, what is a way of seeing humanity as being in the grip of suffering and other difficulties in a quest of an ever-acquired happiness. So that there is an intrigue, there is a need of contrarieties and obstacles. A novel beginning with happy love is inevitably going to go toward events that could end with the failure of the couple or a tragedy.
In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the lovers, beautiful, young, love each other’s fervently, but then there love is impossible because of the families rivalry. Despair attend the lovers and it end tragically with a quiproquo. Romeo, thinking that Juliet is dead, ends his life and Juliet, by love, kills herself too after discovering Romeo’s sluggish