I Love Perception Analysis

If you are asked to describe Africa or South America, what is the first word out of your mind? Is it “wild”, “developing”, “underdeveloped” and “poor”? If your answers are these stereotypes, I bet you do not know much about these places. In fact, before I took the feminism class, these words had been rooted in my mind so deeply that I can hardly ever find an aspect to appreciate these places. However, that class not only erased these stereotypes from my mind, but also had changed my understanding of “love perception”, which is a key element that encourages one to appreciate others. After the class, for me, “love perception” is no longer limited to the sympathy to those who I think are less fortunate but is more like a reminder to respect. I remember it was a cold winter when I took that class. I wore a thick coat to defeat the cold weather. Maybe because of the passion to the class, I felt hot when I set in the classroom. I ceaselessly heard the words like “I take the class because I want to help those less fortunate” and “I think this class is interesting. I think you will learn a lot about different parts of the world.” I feel passionate and energetic as my classmates did. “Ok.” As a …show more content…
Ironically, even her essay was not in a typical term-explanation form as I previously thought. It was a narrative essay, which utilized her own-life experience to explain what “love perception” is. The answer was in a quote she consulted from Frye: “the eye of one who knows that to know the seen, one must consult something other than one’s own will and interests and fears and imagination” (Lugones 8). Truly, we should not merely consult our wills. Rather, we need love, and love perception, to observe and judge others with full of respect, and understanding. Otherwise, stereotypes formed, and they will occupy our mind, leading to misunderstanding and

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