Research Paper On Love At First Sight

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  • How Love is Interpreted by Mel in 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love' by Raymond Carver

    5 pages in length. The seemingly inherent concept of recognizing love completely escapes Mel McGinnis. One of the focal characters in Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Mel represents the confusion that embraces so many people when it comes to the notion of love. The author's attempt at establishing a symmetrical ambiance throughout the story is what catapults Mel to express his fear of irrational love. The writer discusses how this irrational love of which Mel speaks addresses a love that is separate from true love; rather, it is an all-or-nothing love that both lives and dies upon one's overzealous sense of passion. No additional sources cited.

  • Love as Perceived by Sigmund Freud

    A 5 page discussion of Freud’s views of the emotion we call love. Freud viewed this emotion as just one more manifestation of the sexual drive with which we are born. This paper contends that, under the Freudian view, adult sexuality was synonymous with the emotion we call love. To him, therefore, love was simply an extension of those same feelings we first experience in childhood. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

    A 6 page essay that first of all describes to the student researching this subject (in one paragraph) why the student's proposed thesis that Louise Mallard in Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour" committed suicide and why the writer chose the alternate thesis that she was murdered. The writer then offers an argument that explains and supports this thesis, which relies on the idea that while the murder was inadvertent, it nevertheless was the sight of her husband alive that shocked Louse into a fatal heart attack. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Love in Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Parliament of Fowles' and 'The Book of the Duchesse'

    A 14 page research paper that argues that love plays a pivotal thematic role in two of Geoffrey Chaucer's greatest poems, The Book of the Duchesse and The Parliament of Fowles. While Chaucer is acknowledged as one of the greatest and most eloquent advocates of love in English literature, in these poems, he qualified his endorsement and dedication to love by placing it within certain institutional and societal boundaries. In The Book of the Duchesse, his elegy of consolation over the death of the Black Knight's lady is couched within the parameters established by the conventions of courtly love. Likewise, while the Parliament of Fowles is a love poem, Chaucer pictures love as susceptible to certain natural laws that should be meticulously followed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 'Parliament of Fowles' by Geoffrey Chaucer

    A 5 page paper that discusses the structure and thematic content of Geoffrey Chaucer's poem "Parliament of Fowles," which is one of the first Valentine's poems. The writer argues that Chaucer upholds love, but stresses that love should promote the "common profit," i.e. the common good. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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