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Essay on Publications Where Passionate Love Triumphs over Rationale

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Is love logical? From the words of Chris de Burgh, "It is the classical dilemma, involving the head and heart." Love could cause people to do crazy things and behave in irrational ways. They think of their love at first before contemplating the consequences. Heartbreak can also cause people to have odd behavior. "Like an addict chasing a high, somebody in love might act rather strange or shed inhibitions or their sense of judgement." ("The Head vs the Heart -- Is Love Rational?) In the next novels, the characters have been blinded by passion and love and it causes them to ignore rational thoughts and duties and the pursuit of a happy ending leads to their eventual horrible deaths. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a perfect example of love clouding rational behavior. Catherine Earnshaw feels a direct connection with the orphan boy, Heathcliff, that her father takes in from Liverpool. They grow up together and fall in love and are as happy as they may be. One evening they decided to operate across the moors to the Linton residence. They spy through the windows at Edgar and Isabella Linton until they get caught. As they had been attempting to run away, a puppy grabs Catherine by the ankle and injures her. Heathcliff has no other option except to leave her. After five weeks of recovery, Catherine returns to Wuthering Heights well-intentioned and ladylike that is an immense contrast to her crazy and rude behavior before the collision. Throughout her weeks of healing, Catherine's older brother, Hindley, treated Heathcliff just like a slave. When they finally reunite, Catherine pops Heathcliff with hugs and kisses, but he's taken back by her new character. She isn't quite the Catherine that he understood before. Heathcliff also is not quite the man he was before the ac...

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