Robert Davie - the pleasure of love.

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Robert Davies' essay, The Pleasures of Love is about what can be improved on, Or what can be done to obtain the pleasures of love. He shows that we should not follow the same footsteps as Othello and Desdomona, or Romeo and Juliet. Davies believed that Othello was a man that had too much passion, and his jealously eventually led to a miscommunication between himself and Desdomona, Othello did not even bother discussing the situation with Desdomona. With Romeo and Juliet, the Star-crossed lovers' relationship would not have lasted because they were both so young, unable to mature individually let alone together as a couple. Their lack of communication also led to a misunderstanding since it was dangerous for the two to be seen together because of their family feud, and resulted in the death of Romeo. The pleasures of love can only be felt most completely in marriage, or through time.

When the couple has gotten to know each other personally through the time they have spent together.

Davies' main point is that the conversation in a couple is essential in developing a successful relationship. In the essay he quotes, Nobody quits a cub where the conversation is fascinating, revealing, amusing, various and unexpected until the last possible minute. By conversing, the couples stay involved and together. Conversation helps a relationship grow, and it keeps it interesting. They are able to discover that they are growing older together by expressing their thoughts, emotio ns and deepest desires or wishes. Whether the couples are vastly different, or even remarkably similar they can bond between their similarities or even maintain their interest by talking about their differences. By communicating a couple would not end up like Romeo and Juliet or Othello and Desdomona. Communication is able to maintain...