ARE YOU A ROMANTIC OR A LIBERTINE..?
By Dr. M. Scott Peck
An excerpt taken from the book “The Road Less Travelled”, which is written by Dr. M. Scott Peck is an informative and argumentative type of texts. The writer is aiming to inform the audience about the differences between Romantic and Libertine. It also talks about the characteristics of a Libertine and a Romantic. This article claims that Romantic lovers are selfless while Libertine lovers do not think of their partner’s feelings.
The excerpt explained about an individual’s impersonation of their love affair. The need for love can sometimes be overwhelming, but most of the people are afraid of finding true love and get overly attached with someone because they do not want to get hurt. Some of the people define love as ‘symptoms’ which means having a feeling of affection and fondness to sexual passion towards an individual. But it is actually defined as a mixed feelings of affection and resentment. The author also added that ‘romance’ is defined as a “prevailing sense of wonder or mystery surrounding the mutual attraction in love affair”. However, the pursuer or lover must consort to ‘romance ritual’ that might enable him or her to convince their beloved someone to be mutually attracted. There are two types in ritualize their romance affair which are obligatory romance and optional romance. Obligatory romance means they will celebrate birthday or their anniversary together while optional romance means, the lover will try to come out with different kinds of ideas, big or small in order to impress or to assure they will last longer. As for example, send funny greeting cards, candlelit dinner, weekend getaways and a whole lot more. The author is trying to inform the readers that there are two types of people in a love relationship which are Romantic and Libertine. A romantic is a person who treats their beloved ones more than themselves. They are more concerned about their loved ones rather than...