Unconditional Love

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To love someone regardless of the loved one’s qualities or actions. Affection without any limitations. The type of love that has no bounds and is unchanging. The type of love that Benjamin Button and Daisy Fuller have for each other in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which portrays the message that you can love someone no matter how old they are, what they look like, how they speak, or what they wear. Unconditional love is when you’ve learned to look past all your differences and love someone based on the memories you’ve created with them, the life created with them.

In today’s society, love is defined by the money, the looks, and the fancy things he or she might get you. The word ‘love’ is overused and it seems as if there aren’t too many people out there that actually express their unconditional love for another individual if they don’t stand up to their standards, or they are afraid of other people judging them. If people were to see an eighteen-year old with a 28 year old, it would definitely be talked about and judged. Simply because of an age. As Benjamin grows younger in the film, Daisy grows older and they love each other more and more every day. To them, age is just a number and that is exactly what unconditional love really is. For instance, in the story, Benjamin and Hildegarde are judged on their engagement because people remembered that he was born an old man. “Love,” replied Benjamin absent-mindedly.

“Lugs?” exclaimed Roger Button. “Why I’ve just covered the question of lugs.” Benjamin regarded him with dazed eyes just as the eastern sky was suddenly cracked with light, and an oriole yawned piercingly in the quickening trees… When six months later, the engagement of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief to Mr. Benjamin Button was made known (I say “made known,” for General Moncrief declared he would rather fall upon his sword than announce it), the excitement in Baltimore society reached a feverish pitch. The almost forgotten story of...
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