We are brought up on romantic love

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We are brought up on romantic love. Is this true in your experience? If so write a paper on which you first define this amorphous concept and then discuss how you came about it. For eg. Have you been influenced by media, T.V., movies in particular. Conclude by stating whether you believe in romantic love or have cast of the idea.

?I don?t care what you think, when he comes I?ll leave and won?t even turn back and look at you, he?ll love me, he won?t be like you?? Words spoken by me when I was barely 10 years of age. I was addressing my mother after we?d had an argument and referring to the arrival of my prince charming who would understand all my dilemmas and make life ?heaven? for me. Such is the perception of romantic love that I formed ever since I began to realize the dynamics of the relationship between a man and woman.

It is what is fed to us through nursery rhymes, and fairytales and it is a world that we do not wish to leave for fear of abandonment and loneliness. As we progress through life we are constantly exposed to the likes of television serials, movies and of course ?mills & boon? romances, all aimed at reinforcing the very first impressions of bliss that we formed with regard to the loved one and love life in general.

Infact, falling in love with a handsome young prince and galloping away with him into a hazy, peach orange sunset, is a romantic concept that most young girls, irrespective of race or background, embrace and ultimately grow up to anticipate. They are taught that it is a magical paradise where they will have all of their needs met - and live happily-ever-after. They are...