Charlotte Perkins Gilman On Love Analysis

Love is a difficult matter when it comes to deciding what love actually is. There are many perspectives of love, which then leads to different values and characteristics of love. Generally, it is also diverse in a sense that it can be directed in all sorts of ways including love for selves, love for others, or love for or to something. If not dealt carefully and cautiously, then sometimes love can ultimately make a person to behave obsessively, manipulatively, or self-destructing. However, love is an instinctive and unconditional act and force. There are so many ways of expressing love and receiving love. This can be done by an act of sacrifice, an act of giving, an involuntary act, or even in the love languages Dr. Gary Chapman, a father, an author, and a renowned marriage counselor, have categorized: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, or physical …show more content…
If we were to combine two whom shares a connection with one another, then that becomes a relationship. Depending on the intensity of the connection, the relationship strength would vary. Nevertheless, love is felt by all people. It is a universal feeling that is interpreted differently from one to another. More specifically, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an author and poet, experienced love much differently than most others. Gilman was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, she was a writer and a social activist for women’s rights. According the Biography.com, she was considered a feminist for “she called for women to gain economic independence” (Biography.com Editors 1). Definitely, her childhood was not as fortunate. Gilman’s father, “Frederick Beecher Perkins… abandoned the family, leaving [Gilman’s] mother to raise two children on her own. [This led to] Gilman [moving] around a lot [and] as a result... her education suffered greatly for it” (1). Psychologically, for a girl to move around repeatedly takes a lot of time

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