Love essay - Dr Thoms Cappello Core 1101 DE 13 October 2007...

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Dr. Thoms – Cappello Core 1101 DE 13 October 2007 Love is a solely human emotion. It is complex, tangible, and infinite. Philosophers have struggled to capture it in words, artists in paintings, and poets in verses. Men have quarreled, declared war, and died over it. To some there is no greater feeling or emotion. To others it is a bane in their life which they curse. This emotion has existed in the human psyche for millennia, but it still means something different to every person who experiences it. Plato, in The Symposium , describes love through terms of it being the child of two gods: Resource and Poverty. He also becomes the attendant of Aphrodite because Poverty seduced Resource and conceived Love on the day of her birth, making him a natural lover of beauty (39). Following this thread, Plato explains Love’s nature to be, “…always poor; far from being sensitive and beautiful… he’s tough, with hardened skin… He always sleeps rough… sharing his mother’s nature… [but] taking after his father, he schemes to get a hold of beautiful and good things. He’s brave… a formidable hunter…he desires knowledge” (39-40). This means that love itself is not beautiful
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