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Sachiko Yoshitsugu WRD 103 9:40 – 10:40 Johnson 2 nd Paper_Final Draft At one point or another in our lives, we all ask ourselves the question, “will I ever find true love?” Well maybe not everyone in those exact words, but still the need to love and feel loved is an essential part of being human. Love is expressed and experienced differently by every individual, yet there is a commonly shared notion of a “true” form of love that if discovered blows all other forms of love out of the water and by some mysterious quality will stay intact through all of life’s hardships and partner differences. The belief that “true love” is attainable will always have an irresistible hold over people because it offers completion and security. However, this perception of love is shaped by our hopes and expectations rather than our reason or real life experience. In the articles, The End of the Affair by David Sedaris and Against Love by Laura Kipnis, both authors critique the unrealistic expectations people create for romantic love arguing that they lead to an over criticalness of our relationships and ourselves that ultimately leaves all parties dissatisfied and disillusioned by love. In his piece, The End of the Affair, David Sedaris uses the phrase “real love” in
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course REL 228 taught by Professor O'brien during the Spring '08 term at DePaul.

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