SMU DISC 1313 - Show Your Real Face (9 pages)

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Show Your Real Face

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Schramm 1 Kristen Schramm DISC 1313 MWF 9 9 50 Professor Arbery April 7 2014 Show Your Real Face The idea of modern day love had been affected by many aspects of our ever changing society A major aspect of society is reflected on accurately by T S Eliot in his poem from Prufrock and Other Observations titled The Love Story of Alfred Prufrock when he describes members of modern day society as preparing a face to meet the faces that we meet Eliot 2 At first glance this idea may not seem to relate as much to love as it would to other institutions but there are numerous implications that present themselves when this idea of preparing a face Eliot 2 is widely accessed in society today For example G K Chesterson describes this phenomenon to be a terror of one s self Vows1 in his Defense of Rash Vows and says that it is the real basis of the objection to vows of any kind Vows 1 The idea of objecting vows means that instead of being devoted to a romantic partner society has caused a belief that it is better to keep their options open This in turn would never allow someone to show their true self to their romantic partner if they are never fully investing themselves in the relationship Chesterson argues in his work called Family against the idea of changing ourselves from a different light in saying that a great part of our lives should be settled for us without our permission Family 5 This can be interpreted to mean that when one tries and change their outward appearance it also inhibits one s ability to be able to fully show themselves to another or in Chesterson s words it your life may be written by someone else Family 5 Another Schramm 2 implication stemming from putting on a face for other would be the fear of having a true relationship at all In De Profundis a letter written by Oscar Wilde to his lover it shows in a dramatic light the negative effect that one person in a relationship can have on the other when they example this idea of conforming to society but this



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