Definition Essay On Love Essay

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Definition Essay On Love

Love by definition is an emotion explored in philosophy, religion, and literature, often
as either romantic love, the fraternal love of others, or the love of God based on the
definition found in The Encarta Encyclopedia. As I explored the definition by means of the
Internet, books, and articles I noticed the definitions changed quite a bit, but yet had
the same basic understanding. The definition I found in The Encarta Encyclopedia was
probably the most simple and most basic. It refers to love in the whole aspect, which is
Godly, fraternal, and romantic. All in which can only be defined by one word and that it

The definitions of love are the same and yet different. Godly, for instance is the love of
God, and your devotion and respect toward him, the creator. In all religion, god carries
the same aspect. Fraternal love is the love of ones family and relatives, even the love of
one who is close to you, in that respect, such as a friend. Then there's romantic love; a
love between two people, which I consider to be both intimate and sexual. Older
dictionaries and encyclopedias usually refer to the romantic aspect of love, as the love
in which is experience between man and woman. In today's society it is said that romantic
love can be found regardless of your gender and based on that definition I would have to
agree, but personally disagree for the simply reason that we were physically made to adapt
with the other gender sexually. Feeling romantic love for the same sex would defeats the
purpose of our existents, which is procreation. Thus making love for the same sex unjust.

Love has been expressed since the beginning of time; since Adam and Eve. Each culture
expresses its love in its own special way. Though out history, though, it's aspect has
always been the same. Love has been a major characteristic of literature also. One of the
most famous works in literary history is, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This
story deals with the love of a man and a woman who's families have been sworn enemies.
There love surpassed the hatred in which the families endured for generations. In the end
they both ended up killing their selves, for one could not live without the other. This
story is a perfect example of true love. True love is the true feeling of romantic love
and is a love that should last an eternity. It is often referred to as true love because
what is considered to be love is often faulty and corrupt, not even true love at all! Love
can easily be mistaken for a simple crush or strong liking of someone. The unfortunate
thing is; most people can't tell the difference between true love and corrupt love; the
end result may be a broken heart. The term broken heart is used when something has
jeopardized the romantic love between two people and the end result is the termination of,
what is called, a relationship. Basically hurting the person or persons emotionally
involved in this so-called relationship.

The term relationship has different definitions, but the one I am referring to is the
relationship between to people, an intimate relationship. It is said that when two people
fall in love with each other they are to take it to a higher level, a more intimate level,
which is called a relationship. A relationship is basically a compatibility test to see if
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