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Transcript of Love
Love is a feeling learned: not something known from birth. This makes love matter more to us as humans. Mr. Rochester and Jane embody these intense feelings when Jane leaves Thornfield Hall. After she leaves, Mr. Rochester slides into a depression and search for Jane, whereas Jane thinks about Rochester every night and tries to write him numerous times during her absence. Love is a passionate emotion valued, cherished and hoped for, but when love changes; When love leaves; When love is difficult; it breaks through barriers that other emotions can't chip. It is an emotion so complex, that its pure notion and understanding alters how people think and act during their every day life.
Love is a home. A refuge to emotions, feelings, thoughts and pain. You tell and do things for love that you would never expect to do otherwise. Jane understands this notion and when deciding whether to become St. John's wife she uses these thoughts as her reasoning. She understands that St. John's love would not be a home to her. It would not be a safe place to confide and live because of the stark difference between her and St. John's interpretation of love. St. John's love was strictly business and not actual feeling, but Jane's love was an intense feeling of passion and desire. Jane's love blazes its own path of emotion negligent to where she originally thought love would take her. Her Love is a fire; A hunger that burns for one person. When she is with that person, love makes her feel safe and respected. Jane's love makes that person her home.
If, in the moments I and my pupil spent with him, I lacked spirits and sank into inevitable dejection, he became even gay. Never had he called me more frequently to his presence; never been kinder to me when there--and, alas! never had I loved him so well.
But sometimes it's a good hurt
And it feels like I'm alive.
When it transcends the bad things.
Have a heart and try me,
'cause without love I won't survive.
"Ecstasy!" she cried. "Ecstasy! Where's the post office?" she wondered. "For I must wire Shel and tell him..."... As it was the thought of him would come upon her in a flash. She found it absolutely necessary to speak to him instantly. She did not care in the least what nonsense it might make, or what dislocation it might inflict on the narrative.
Are you really here or am I dreaming
I can’t tell dreams from truth
For it’s been so long since I have seen you
I can hardly remember your face anymore
When I get really lonely and the distance causes only silence
I think of you smiling with pride in your eyes a lover that sighs
She turned twice to gaze after him, as she tripped fairy-like down the field; he, as he strode firmly across, never turned at all. This spectacle of another's suffering and sacrifice rapt my thoughts from exclusive meditation on my own. Diana Rivers had designated her brother 'inexorable as death.' She had not exaggerated.
What's wrong with me
Why not understand and see
I never saw
What you saw in me
Keep my eyes open
My lips sealed
My heart closed
And my ears peeled
Welcome to the inner workings of my mind
So dark and foul I can't disguise
Nights like this I become afraid
Of the darkness in my heart
We can fight our desires
But when we start making fires
We get ever so hot
Whether we like it or not
They say we can love who we trust
But what is love without lust?
Two hearts with accurate devotions
And what are feelings without emotions?
Love. Lust. Passion. They rely on trust for strength, courage and perseverance. Without trusting the other person, love could not exist. Passion would be one sided and bland. Lust would fall flat and break apart. Trust is an armor that love builds so it can flourish and thrive peacefully. It is when this trust is broken that love hurts the most. When Jane discovers that Rochester has a wife, her trust in him is broken. Although she forgives him, this huge break in trust is destructive and devastating to her emotionally. When Jane leaves Thornfield she breaks Rochester's trust in her, prompting him into a severe depression because of her austere decision. Love's trust, when crippled, is calamitous.
Because when love's trust is broken, it isn't just trust in the lover that is shattered.
It is the trust in love to keep you safe that falls away.
If previous promises made to the child were broken, the child may not trust that, this time, the adult will keep a promise. Trust is largely an emotional act, based on an anticipation of reliance. It is fragile, and like an egg shell, one slip can shatter it.
Trust pervades nearly every aspect of our daily lives. It is fundamentally important in the healthy functioning of all of our relationships with others.
I can't wait forever is all that you said
Before you stood up
And you won't disappoint me
I can do that myself
But I'm glad that you've come
Now if you don't mind
And free yourself at the same time
I don't understand, you've already gone
Love in another person makes one understand them self. It is this love in someone else that brings people upon conclusions they could not make otherwise. It determines if that love; that lover; that ecstasy is genial for them. When Jane is in Morton, her love for Rochester and her lack of love for St. John brings her upon conclusions she couldn't have made otherwise. This contrast in love gave Jane a greater understanding of herself: her trust and need for love, but it also hurt her deeply for a period of time. Understanding love hurts. It hurt your emotions and your mind. Love itself tortures and controls your thoughts and soul, but also creates brilliant elation and excitement; A perpetual source of delight. Jane's love in Rochester eventually brings her intense joy for the rest of her narration of the book and the reader can assume for the rest of her life. Love is an emotion rooted in ambiguity and amorphous shape, yet defined by restraint and control. Love shows people their limits and the lengths they would run to catch love. Most importantly, love in another shows how much you love yourself.
"I am not deceitful: if I were, I should say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you: I dislike you the worst of anybody in the world
except John Reed; and this book about the liar, you may give to your girl, Georgiana, for it is she who tells lies, and not I." ...
"How dare you affirm that, Jane Eyre?"
"How dare I, Mrs. Reed? How dare I? Because it is the TRUTH. You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity. I shall remember how you thrust me back--roughly and violently thrust me back--into the red-room, and locked me up there, to my dying day; though I was in agony; though I cried out, while suffocating with distress, 'Have mercy! Have mercy, Aunt Reed!' ... People think you a good woman, but you are bad, hard- hearted. YOU are deceitful!"
So if you want to be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me
"I see no enemy to a fortunate issue but in the brow; and that brow professes to say,--'I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.'
Love asks questions: it desires answers. Love forms and love breaks. Most importantly, love relies on trust and assuming the answers to the questions posed. Love desires to believe and trust and has the strength to withstand crumbling blows. Love swims in uncertainty, yet keeps the lover feeling gracious and ecstatic. Loving someone requires emotions and devotion. The person being loved becomes a part of the other's world, their home and even their own person. Yet none of this love survives unless both people love themselves, for they are the most important person in their seperate lives. Jane Eyre embodies this love as she can not fully love Rochester until she learns how to live and love separate from him. Jane needed to understand how to become content with her and Rochester's relationship, not letting it spiral out of control. This prompted Jane to understand what type of loving relationship she was comfortable with. She couldn't love Rochester otherwise because how could Jane live with someone else if she couldn't live with herself?
Hard to find, harder to understand
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