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2 Unit 8 Romantic Stories


4 Talk about following questions Do you think yourself a romantic person? What kind of romance would you like to share with your lover? How can you express your romance to your lover? Which movie do you think is the most romantic one? Why?

5 Talk about following questions What does love mean to you? In your mind what contributes most to a long and happy marriage? Do you think romance is important for a person s happiness?

6 Forms of Love in Family parental love conjugal love children's love Erich Fromm The Art of Loving social psychologist

7 I love because I am loved. I am loved because I love. I love you because I need you. I need you because I love you. Infantile love Mature love Immature love Mature love Love

8 Erich Fromm The Art of Loving Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not towards one object of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic ( ) attachment, or an enlarged egotism.

9 Erich Fromm The Art of Loving The most fundamental kind of love, which underlies all types of love is brotherly love. By this I mean the sense of responsibility, care, respect, knowledge of any other human being, the wish to further his life. This is the kind of love the Bible speaks of when it says: love thy neighbour as thyself. Brotherly love is love for all human beings; it is characterized by its very lack of exclusiveness.


11 Pre-Reading Discussion Do you have online pals ( )? Do you think having online pals is a good idea? What do you talk about with your online pals or what do you think people talk about with their online pals? What do you think of net romance? Would you like to experience it?


13 New Words & Phrases 1. passion ~ a strong, deep, often uncontrollable feeling e.g. His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game. Passionate adj. e.g. His passionate speech against injustice aroused great attention.

14 New Words & Phrases 2. Correspondence n. ~ the letters written or received e.g. I refused to enter into any correspondence with him about it. e.g. Is commercial correspondence taught at the school? (be in) correspondence with somebody

15 New Words & Phrases 2. Correspondence n. 2) ~ agreement, similarity e.g. There isnt much correspondence between their views and ours.

16 New Words & Phrases 3. Intellectually adv ~ from a rational, not an emotional point of view e.g. Intellectually speaking, it's a very weak piece of work. e.g. The lecture was not intellectually stimulating.

17 New Words & Phrases :intelligent bright brilliant knowing quick-witted smart intellectual These adjectives mean having or showing mental keenness. Intelligent usually implies the ability to cope with demands arising from novel situations and new problems and to use the power of reasoning and inference effectively: Intelligent e.g. The most intelligent students do additional reading to supplement the material in the textbook.

18 New Words & Phrases :intelligent bright brilliant knowing quick-witted smart intellectual Brilliant suggests unusually impressive mental acuteness: Brilliant e.g. The soloist gave a brilliant performance. Bright implies quickness or ease in learning: Bright e.g. Some children are brighter in one subject than in another.

19 New Words & Phrases :intelligent bright brilliant knowing quick-witted smart intellectual Knowing implies the possession of knowledge, information, or understanding: Knowing e.g. Knowing furniture collectors bought American antiques before the prices soared.

20 New Words & Phrases :intelligent bright brilliant knowing quick-witted smart intellectual Quick-witted suggests mental alertness and prompt response: Quickwitted e.g. We were successful not because we were quick-witted but because we persevered.

21 New Words & Phrases :intelligent bright brilliant knowing quick-witted smart intellectual Smart refers to quick intelligence and often a ready capability for taking care of one's own interests: Smart e.g. The smartest lawyers avoid the appearance of manipulating juries.

22 New Words & Phrases :intelligent bright brilliant knowing quick-witted smart intellectual Intellectual stresses the working of the intellect and especially implies the capacity to grasp difficult or abstract concepts: Intellectual e.g. The scholar's interest in the intellectual and analytical aspect of music didn't prevent her from enjoying concerts.

23 : material New Words & Phrases 4. Spiritually adv. ~ In a manner indicating a purity of thought or feeling e.g. The priest cared for his group spiritually. e.g. Spiritually speaking, he seems to have led a comic life.

24 New Words & Phrases 5. Ceremony n. 1)~ a formal act or set of acts performed as prescribed by ritual or custom e.g. His wedding ceremony will be in July. e.g. What the old headmaster said at the graduation ceremony dwells in my mind.

25 New Words & Phrases 5. Ceremony n. 2) ~ a conventional social gesture or act of courtesy e.g. There's no need for ceremony between friends. e.g. There's too much ceremony on official occasions.

26 New Words & Phrases 6. Diminish v. ~ cause something to become smaller or less; decrease. e.g. Nothing could diminish her enthusiasm for the project. e.g. The opposition are trying to diminish our achievements.

27 New Words & Phrases These verbs mean to become or cause to become smaller or less. … 6. : decrease lessen reduce diminish Decrease and lessen, interchangeable in most contexts, refer to steady or gradual diminution: Decrease lessen e.g. Traffic decreases on holidays. e.g. Use your seat belt to lessen the danger of injury in an accident.

28 6. : decrease lessen reduce diminish New Words & Phrases Diminish implies taking away or removal: Diminish e.g. An occasional outburst didn't diminish my respect for her. Reduce emphasizes bringing down, as in size, degree, or intensity: Reduce e.g. The workers reduced their wage demands.

29 Passage Reading A True Love Story

30 Background Information Elizabeth Barrett was born at Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England. In 1850, Elizabeth's best known book of poems was published Sonnets from the Portugese. Elizabeth's poems have a diction and rhythm evoking an attractive, spontaneous quality though some may seem sentimental. Many of her poems protest what she considered unjust social conditions. She also wrote poems appealing for political freedom for Italy and other countries controlled by foreign nations. 1806-1861

31 Background Information Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, a suburb of London. Young Robert spent much of his time in his father's private library of 6000 volumes in several languages. Browning became an admirer of Elizabeth's Barrett's poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until 1846 when they were married. The couple moved to Italy that same year and had a son, Pen, later in 1849. 1812-1889

32 Background Information Robert did not become recognized as a poet, until after Elizabeth's death in 1861. After which, he was honored for the rest of his life as a literary figure. Robert is perhaps best-known for his dramatic monologue technique. In his monologues, he spoke in the voice of an imaginary or historical character. Robert had a fondness for people who lived during the Renaissance. Most of his monologues portray persons at dramatic moments in their lives. 1812-1889

33 Love Letter by Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett January 10th, 1845 New Cross, Hatcham, Surrey I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett, - - and this is no off-hand complimentary letter that I shall write, --whatever else, no prompt matter-of-course recognition of your genius and there a graceful and natural end of the thing: since the day last week when I first read your poems, I quite laugh to remember how I have been turning again in my mind what I should be able to tell you of their effect upon me --

34 Love Letter by Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett for in the first flush of delight I though I would this once get out of my habit of purely passive enjoyment, when I do really enjoy, and thoroughly justify my admiration -- perhaps even, as a loyal fellow-craftsman should, try and find fault and do you some little good to be proud of hereafter! -- but nothing comes of it all -- so into me has it gone, and part of me has it become, this great living poetry of yours, not a flower of which but took root and grew... oh, how different that is from lying to be dried and pressed flat and prized highly and put in a book with a proper account at bottom, and shut up and put away... and the book called a 'Flora', besides!

35 Love Letter by Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett After all, I need not give up the thought of doing that, too, in time; because even now, talking with whoever is worthy, I can give reason for my faith in one and another excellence, the fresh strange music, the affluent language, the exquisite pathos and true new brave thought -- but in this addressing myself to you, your own self, and for the first time, my feeling rises altogether. I do, as I say, love these Books with all my heart -- and I love you too: do you know I was once seeing you?

36 Love Letter by Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett Mr. Kenyon said to me one morning "would you like to see Miss Barrett?" -- then he went to announce me, -- then he returned... you were too unwell -- and now it is years ago -- and I feel as at some untoward passage in my travels -- as if I had been close, so close, to some world's- wonder in chapel on crypt,... only a screen to push and I might have entered -- but there was some slight... so it now seems... slight and just-sufficient bar to admission, and the half-opened door shut, and I went home my thousands of miles, and the sight was never to be! Well, these Poems were to be -- and this true thankful joy and pride with which I feel myself. Yours ever faithfully Robert Browning


38 1. However, he was very strict and also eccentric he refused to let any of his three daughters marry. (Line 11) :

39 2. They seemed to be perfectly compatible, both intellectually and spiritually. (line. 41) intellectually spiritually compatible

40 3. The shock was terrible for Mr. Barrett, but his anger could not diminish their happiness. (line. 56) diminish


42 Text Structure para. 1 One of the most famous love stories in history. para. 2-3 Their lives before they knew each other. para. 4-6 How they met and fell in love with each other. para. 7 Their life together.

43 Group Discussion Do you think Elizabeth and Robert were right or wrong not to tell Mr. Barrett about their love and marriage? Can you imagine any possible reasons why Mr. Barrett did not want his daughters to marry?


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