Moral Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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The days when Romeo and Juliet risked the wrath of their fathers for love is no more. On rare occasions younger people allow themselves the luxury of romance which will be pounded and drilled out of them until they become ‘sensible adults. ’Dr. Glas gives his own thoughts on age and its affects on innocence “For youth, the moon is a promise of all those tremendous things which await it, for older people a memento that the promise was never kept, a reminder of all that broke and went to pieces. . . And what is moonshine? Secondhand sunshine. Diluted, counterfeit” (Soderberg 67). The morality lesson taught to girls is not whether the man has piqued her love, but ‘how much is it?’ The ultimate God of practical western life, can the man make …show more content…
“And Father, I think, was a bit scared of him. I went to my room and cried. In some special way I had always felt there was something repulsive about him; I believe it must have been this which made me decide to say yes” (Soderberg 43-44). The leaders of the institutions want us to believe that marriage was one of those vital institutions and protects us from the sexual-awakening of women. It is obvious from the quote from Dr. Glas that the reverend has done a fairly good job integrating this thought into the cultural sphere. Doctor Glas does a good job, not in breaking a cultural norm or destroying the institution of marriage, but by creating a conversation. This literature was not well received with the public for being too forward, but because of its controversy people began to engage in serious discourse about the way they were living their lives and whether the way they did so should be imposed on upcoming generations. This novel also showed women to have much more depth, than just the normal housewife, by creating a character that was infertile. Mrs. Gregorius had to have another purpose because child rearing was just not for her. This reversal in the cultural norms is the beginning of the awakening of women as individuals and the start of the downfall of political and religious leaders imposing their will upon the unsuspecting public. These efforts of swaying the public and the culture of nations by institutional leaders are being made in vain to the continuity of the bondage state they hope to create and maintain. Women, such as Mr. Gregorius, no longer want to be a part of this production of people who are too weak and feeble to escape the reins they have been placed under. Also, women desire better children raised in love through free choice, not by compulsion as marriage dictates. The fake

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