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and love of safety. Unmoving and, for the most part, unchanging, once a wall is built it tends to stay there, which reflects the infatuation people have with those things they can rely on and know will never fail them. Tied to this is the love of safety, which walls embody by keeping things in or out and always for the benefit of those who construct them. Sometimes being safe
Mitchell2 and clinging to what is familiar are so important that people build walls to prevent anyone or anything from getting in, sacrificing amazing opportunities for joy in their lives.Approaching its conclusion, First Lovespeaks of a place that “…is called by some men hell and others love.” In this phrase, the poem brings to the reader’s attention the dual nature thatmany acts of love have. While some may have good intentions and see their behavior as beautifulromantic gestures, to others the same actions represent misery and fear, especially in cases wherethe feelings of love felt by one person are not reciprocated by the other. Sometimes taking dark