You have the free will to do so but you cannot force yourself to love someone

You have the free will to do so but you cannot force

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You have the free will to do so, but you cannot force yourself to love someone Falling in love happens on accident; you fall into it; it is something that you do not choose to do, it just happens - Can we blame her if she does not love John? No, we cannot force her to love John if she does not love him She can pretend to love him, but it would not be real - We have to say that she does love him, as she says that her love died for her and she then dies for him If she does love him, why does she let him die though? Just because you love them, it does not mean you have to forgive them if they wrong you John did the first wrong by slighting her We are not completely sure of what John even did to wrong her, Barbara could have overreacted or John’s slight ay have been an accident or unintentional - Barbara refuses to give John her love and he dies, and she realizes the consequences and then dies - ‘I will cut off my nose despite my face’; you will damage yourself to prove a point - Barbara is cold when she goes to see John; only when he dies she dies as well - Barbara dies of lovesickness as well (we can assume that she does die tomorrow as it is a tragic ballad) - There is nothing in the poem that suggests that she doesn’t die, but it does not say that she dies purely (we have to assume that she dies of lovesickness, as suicide was a sin)
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- Why does Barbara not save his life? Pride. She could have saved his life but was too hard-hearted and loved herself more to save him - Her reputation is compromised if she saves him or lets him dies; she can’t win in this sense, but she could have saved her love??? why did she let him die I don’t understand - If Barbara lets him die because of pride, we don’t like her 2. Barbara is responsible for John’s death because of her virtue - John is incredibly high on the social status scale - We know that Barbara lives in the town (rich people did not live in town); we know that she is of a different social class (causes a conflict) - John sends his men through the town (kind of like his entourage); when they find Barbara, they tell her to come to his master (John) and say if it is actually her - Why do they not know what she looks like if he is in love with her? John has not told anyone about their relationship with Barbara - Barbara is very reluctant to go see him; she is very rude to him, why? - Barbara does not soften when he tells her that he is dying of love for her - She says that she will not love him back because of what he said in the tavern in public, he does not tell anyone about her in private he tells her that he loves her - When she brings up the story about the tavern, he turns his face to the wall, why? Because he is ashamed of what he has done; he does not try to convince her - John could ask her to marry him, and she loves him so she probably would; but he does not ask her to, why?
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  • Spring '16
  • Van Styvendale
  • Alice in Wonderland, Alice, Fairy tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sir John, Little Red Riding Hood

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