The Color of Love. Virtual Love

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In Dansy Senna's essay, "The Color of Love" and Meghan Daum's

essay, "Virtual Love" there are many different themes. The most obvious

theme would be the subject of love, as both essay titles include the word.

Love is a certain high a person may have. He or she feel like their on top of

the world when they seem to find, in their opinion, their soul mate. But, as

with all the highs come all the lows. Someone can feel above the clouds

but can also feel below the ground. Disappointments come when high

expectations are not met.

In Daum's case it starts with her opening up an e-mail one day with

the subject line saying, " is this the real megham daum?" Over the course of

a few weeks she develops an unexplainable affection with the man behind

the screen name PFSlider. Later she finds out that his real name is Pete and

he lives in California. She starts to check her e-mail ferociously. Every time

she has a new message she gets happy and when she doesn't see anything

she gets mildly sad.

After a while she agrees to meet him on one of his business trips to

New York. The first impression is a pleasant one, but there is something

about him that she just can't explain. She tries to like him but she isn't safely behind her computer typing an e-mail to PFSlider. She's on a date with Pete

and everything he's saying goes in one ear and out the other. "Instead of

blaming him for my disappointment, I blamed the earth itself, the invasion

of roommates and ringing phones into the immaculatecommunication that

PFSlider and I had created." She knew that this relationship was just not

going to work and she was disappointed because she was in love with

PFSlider, but not the man behind it.

"The Color of Love" is mostly about Dansy Senna and her

grandmother. The kind of relationship that they had would be classified as

tough love. Her grandma was a racist and Senna was half black so as a...
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