Agbolade Omodolapo (209010943)
Ta Dion Tuberett
February 1st 2012
True Love and its Obstacles
Love is one of the most important things to the survival of the human race, because it allows humans to work together and connect with each other. To live life without love is not living a fulfilled life. Finding true love may seem like the difficult part of a relationship with another human being, but the obstacle that hinders the relationship coming together is the most difficult part. My essay will explore the theme “true love” and the obstacles that hinder the relationships and how the characters tired to find a way to overcome them in three of the course text; “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “The Princess Bride” and “Cinderella” “The Princess Bride” was movie that explored the theme of true love with a biting sense of humor. Westley is a farm boy working for Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the land. He toils tirelessly to please her, never once complaining about her rude and demeaning behavior towards him. It takes a while, but she finally realizes that he's madly in love with her and that she loves him as well. With their feelings happily out in the open, he swears his undying love to her. However, he has no money to support them, so he leaves to make his fortune, pledging that nothing will stop him from coming back for her.
Unfortunately, the ship he was on was attacked by Dread Pirate Roberts, who kills everyone aboard, making Buttercup come to the conclusion that she would never love again. The path of true love is never easy, for Buttercup, believing that Westley was dead made her come to the conclusion that love was an unattainable dream for her. Buttercup agrees though she's not given much choice to marry the conniving and lazy Prince Humperdinck. But sadly for Buttercup, she didn’t know that the only reason the prince was seeking marriage with her, was to start a war and acquire more land, which will happen when...
Bibliography: Grimm, Jakob, and Wilhelm Grimm. “Cinderella” In The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. Edited by lily Owens. New york: Avenel Books, 1981. 89-95
Goldman, William. “The Princess Bride.” Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
“Snow White and the seven dwarfs. In The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. Edited by lily Owens. New york: Avenel Books, 1981. 89-95
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