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Love - Illusion or Reality?

“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion,” Javan.
One of the biggest questions lying at the root of human curiosity is whether love is real or merely an illusion. In our day-to-day lives, it can be very difficult to draw the line between the two, because our mind alters everything we perceive. Some believe reality is that love conquers all, while others believe it brings nothing but destruction. Is it impossible to have two completely opposing realities in an actual existence? If so, doesn't this make it all an illusion? This essay will analyse character, symbolism and societal settings in the texts, ‘Slumdog Millionaire' by Danny Boyle, ‘The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘Both Sides Now' by Joni Mitchell and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee, in an attempt to bring us closer to answering that seemingly unanswerable question - what really is love?
In Slumdog Millionaire, love certainly conquers all. Jamal is very much an idealistic dreamer, who is willing to give up everything for the love of his life, Latika. From the very moment Latika is left behind

 

 

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