love stories throughout history


Love stories 

We've heard a lot about narrative fairy tales that focus in essence on love, and the end is always happy, isn't it? Let's take a look at the following stories to see where these stories originated. We will also see how the power of love is shown in it, and talk about the pain of love for nothing.

What is the best love story ever?

  1. Cupid and Psyche
  2. Beauty and Beast 
  3. The Little Mermaid 

1.Cupid and Psyche 

Cupid and Psyche

Written in the second century AD, this Greek legend is a timeless story about lost love that inspired many writers from countless fairy tales to try to imitate. This love story tells of a beautiful princess called 'The Soul' who made Aphrodite one of the twelve Olimp gods of ancient Greece, as Greek mythology claims. She is said to be the goddess of love, beauty and ecstasy. Aphrodite sent her son Eros, cupid, the god of love, to release one of his shares to the little girl, so that she would fall in love with the most despicable and horrible men, where his arrows were famous for affecting people when they hit them. 

Cupid responded to his mother's request, went to the palace, and found Besiki asleep, touched her forehead with an arrow, and when she opened her eyes he admired her beauty to the point that he wound himself with arrows without realizing, and the girl did not see him because he was invisible. She then put herself in serious challenges by Aphrodite because of her extreme changed ones. But somehow, Cupid found her while she was asleep and swept her to the dwelling of the gods, where Ambrosia gave her immortality. They got married and lived happily ever after. The story as mentioned is one of the original love stories or comedy (basically a play with a happy ending). It has also been described as a symbolic love story for everything from the union of body and soul, particularly by medieval theologians, to ideas in feminist discourse and modern psychology.

2.Beauty and Beast 

Beauty and Beast

It is another 17th-century French story, which behalfed all over the world and popular with Disney animated films in 1991. It's a story about how love can inspire man to transform and stimulate personal self-sacrifice, but the original is quite different from Disney. The story is about a trader who was in severe financial distress, going to one of the cargo ships for his tank, only to discover that his goods had been seized to pay off the debts. He feels desperate, decides to come home, but on the way he finds an empty castle that sing like a magic, and spends the night in it. Before he leaves, he snatches a rose in order to give it to his beautiful daughter. But suddenly he is confronted by a terrible-looking monster, the owner of the castle because he stole the wall from his castle, but eventually agrees to let him go if he brings his daughter back to the castle to marry him.

The merchant tells his beautiful daughter what happened and agrees to go, but of course her father refuses because whoever she marries is a monster. The beautiful begins with the dream of strange dreams about a beautiful stranger who falls in love with him. She tells her father that she has become convinced that the stranger is held captive in the form of a monster, goes to the castle and looks for him all over the castle. Tomorrow that beautiful go to the monster in the castle allows her to go home to attend her sister's wedding, but provided she returns. A beautiful family convinces them to stay a little longer, listening to their words but when they go to sleep they dream that the beast is dying. She quickly returns to the castle because she realizes she has loved the beast. Once she arrives, her dream is confirmed and she finds the beast dying. The beautiful woman tries to save him by giving him some fresh water and agrees to marry him. The next morning, she wakes up to find that the beast has turned into a beautiful stranger as she saw Saba in her dream. Some scholars such as Maria Tatar suggested that the tale was aimed at instilling a kind of acceptance of arranged marriages and promoting the idea that love would eventually be created even if it did not exist before. Others see the story as an expression of the growth of true love, and that love is not based solely on physical manifestations.

3. The Little Mermaid 

The Little Mermaid

What would you do for love?

The Story of the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson is a tale showing us how far one can really go to quench the burning fire in the heart - the end is a little different from the Disney version.The story tells of the little mermaid who lives with her father in the undersea castle. One day, out of the sea watching life over the water, she saw a handsome prince out of a birthday party on his boat and falling in love with him. A storm comes and the mermaid executes the prince, bringing him back to shore. Unfortunately, the prince does not even see the mermaid and believes he was rescued by the girls of a nearby temple.

The Little Mermaid2

The little mermaid makes a deal with the sea witch, who chooses between giving up her beautiful voice in exchange for two legs like a human, but with each step, her feet will bleed painfully. Because the little mermaid was determined to meet the prince, she agreed to the deal. The prince decides to get in love with him, because if someone else marries, the Little Mermaid will fade with the seabirds and disappear forever. So the little mermaid drinks the dose given to her and climbs to the beach with those new legs, seen by the prince and enchanted in her beauty, even though she is silent. He asks her to dance with him, which the mermaid does with great happiness, despite the pain in her feet.

Unfortunately, the prince later decides to marry a princess from the seaside temple. The heart of a little mermaid breaks, but then her sisters appear to make another deal from the sea witch. Namely, the Little Mermaid will kill the prince by a magic dagger and lend her to her body through his blood, returning to being a mermaid (you certainly didn't see it in the Disney version). But the little mermaid can't kill the prince she loves she allows herself to fade with seabirds, but later she does not fade away from the universe and become the daughter of the air, and she can get the immortal spirit if she does good deeds for 300 years. This is how it is rewarded for selflessness. Critics poured a lot of ink on the end of the story because it wasn't a happy ending. But at the same time, while tales such as 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Cupid and Soul' have happy endings to marriage, 'Little Mermaid' offers us a different perspective is one of the stories of mutual love and its continuing power.

Sources : thoughtco