Danielle RobinsonFebruary 7,2011
English 12 (1A)
“Is ‘Love’ Dead? ”
Is”love” dead? To answer this question you must first know what the true definition of love is. According to the dictionary love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, or a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. If this is the true definition of love, then yes love is dead, in my opinion it has been murdered. Today’s generation is living proof that the word love has become just that, a word with no meaning, an unknown emotion.
“The current rate of domestic violence in this country is setting records”, hurting someone you have a “warm personal attachment to” seems a little backwards to me. When you love someone you don’t treat them badly. When you have such a strong attachment to someone the furthest thought from your mind should be hurting them but this statistic proves otherwise. “Currently, nearly 71% of the African-American households in this country are headed by a single parent”, coming from one of these single parent households I have first hand experience of what type of “love” occurs in these situations. Arguing, infidelity, differences and detachment are the typical causes of what exactly leads to a single parent home. For a married couple to engage in any of these behaviors goes against the exact dictionary definition of this emotion. If love includes a “deep affection for a parent, child, or friend” then there is no reason a couple should not be able to maintain solely for the love of a child.
The media has given us plenty of examples of what love is, or at least what it is supposed to be from an African American home ie; “My Wife And Kids”, to Hispanic households, “The George Lopez Show”, and Caucasian homes, “Full house”, but when you look away from sitcoms, we are faced with a rude awakening from this fantasy. Shows like “The Bad Girls Club”, “Beyond Scared Straight”, and “The Jersey...