Love in Literature Essay by hicaliber

Love in Literature
This paper describes various ways love is portrayed in literature.
# 93910 | 1,825 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 15, 2007 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , Literature (General)

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This paper explores the concept that love as portrayed in literature may affect one's personal expectations of romance. The paper analyzes an article by Robert J. Sternberg, who suggests that individuals can write their own love stories. Additionally, he cites the impact of childhood stories of love on adults' expectations. Sternber's article cites three literary works--a poem by James Dickey entitled "Cherrylog Road," a short story by Susan Glaspell entitled, "A Jury of Her Peers", and the famous play by Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest." In each of these works an important message about love is conveyed.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beckson, Karl. "Essays on Oscar Wilde." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 47.1 (2004): 103-16.
  • Carpenter, Martha C. "Susan Glaspell's Fiction: 'Fidelity' as American Romance." Twentieth Century Literature 40.1 (1994): 92-17.
  • Dickey, James :"Cherrylog Road"
  • Flora, Joseph M., and Robert Bain, eds. Fifty Southern Writers after 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
  • Glaspell, Susan "A Jury of Her Peers"

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