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How love towards something shows up in many writing pieces.

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Tara Wood English Test Essay February 26, 2004 Question A Love is defined as "A deep, caring, indescribable feeling of affection and compassion toward a person, such as that arising from personal ties, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness" or "The object of such an enthusiasm." Those two definitions are just two of many other meanings of the word love. Love is a very strong subject and it can be explained in many different ways because there are many different definitions of it and so many ways to interpret it. In many works of literature love is one of the main themes because its not always love towards another person it can be towards an object or an activity. Three examples stories where love is a theme are "The Book of Ruth", "Your Love, Dear Man, Is as Lovely to Me" and "The Epic of Gilgamesh: Prologue" and they all show different types of love. ...read more.


Some would think that he would not allow her to gather from his field because she was from Moab and was a stranger to their village. He very kindly said that it was basically his pleasure to let her glean with out any questions or statements from his working men. He is in love with her that much that he will sacrifice everything he's earned and worked for to be with her and he bought everything owned by Emilelech's and everything that was Mahlon's and Chilion's so that he could marry Ruth. He also loved her so much that he wanted "thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah," which basically says that he wants to bare a child with Ruth. This story showed the theme of love in loyalty, kindness and sacrifice. The next example of the theme of love comes from the poem "Your Love, Dear Man, Is as Lovely to Me." ...read more.


The last example of love comes from "The Epic of Gilgamesh: Prologue" is a love not towards a person or thing but a love for creation. In the story Gilgamesh had "brought us a tale of the days before the flood." He knew exactly what wads going to happen he saw mysteries and he knew secrets. He "went on a long journey, was weary, worn out with labor, returning he rested, he engraved on a stone the whole story" knowing he would be tired and worn out he went on with his love to create life. His love for creation after the flood was great when he knew it would be lot of work. In these three different works of literature there were many different types of love. All have a great passion for what they are so caring about but each has love towards a different thing. Although love is a very broad term many of the most common types of love are found in many pieces of literature. These three were just a sample of how love towards something shows up in many writing pieces. ...read more.

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