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Unrequited love

Prose - 

The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) - 'as long as she and Rudy lived, she would never kiss that filthy Saukerl'

Far From the Madding Crowd - Oaks love for Bathseba  - '...i will keep wanting you until I die' /

“Love is an utterly bygone, sorry, worn-out, miserable thing with me- for him or anyone else.”

The Woodlanders - Grace and Giles - 'but he did not reciprocate her feelings'

Poetry - 

'To Celia' - Ben Johnson- 'and sent'st back to me'

Mad girls love song - Sylvia plath

Drama - 

Othello - Roderigo for Desdemona -  'I will incontinently drown myself"

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True love


The Great Gatsby - Tom for daisy - "and in my heart I love her all the time." 

Like water for chocolate  - Laura Esquivel - 'I am going to marry with a great love for Tita that will never die.”

Rebecca - 'will you look into my eyes and tell me you love me now?'


Sonnet 130 - Shakespeare - 'and yet, by heaven, i think my love as rare'

When you are old - W B Yeates - 'But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you'

I carry your heart with me - EE Cummings - 'i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)' - starts and ends with this - ciclical structure

Sonnet 18 - Shakespeare - 'But thy eternal summer shall not fade'


Othello and Desdemona - 

Romeo and Juliet - "My only love sprung from my only hate!"

Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire - “Oh, you can't describe someone you're in love with!” 

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Forbidden love


The Book Thief - 'he was able to hold her down' - Rudy holds down Liesel when she tries to run after Max

 Like Water For Chocolate - "You know perfectly well that being the youngest daughter means you have to take care of me until the day I die.’’



Tis' Pity - 'Incestuous villain' - 'he's a frantic madman'

Pinter - The Homecoming - Between Lenny and Ruth - 'Sit on my lap', 'Why don’t I just take you?' - sexual tension

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Sexual love/lust


Like water for chocolate - 'in her it produced an aphrodisiac effect' (the food)


The Flea - John Donne - 'Our two bloods mingled be'

Pygmalions Bride - 'I thought he will not touch me'


Othello - 'doing the beast with two backs'

Richard III - 'he puts the ring on her finger'

The Homecoming - Pinter- 'I'll take you'

Tis Pity - ‘pretty toy called maidenhead’, 'to touch an instrument'

A streetcar named desire'  - Blanche's sordid sexual past 

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The Great Gatsby  - 'The best thing a girl can be in this world is a fool. A beautiful, little fool.'

Rebecca - 'i could be safely ignored'

The Book Thief - 'In sloppy lettering, the words JEWISH FILTH were spilling over at their edges',  'Kommunist'

Gatsby - 'We heard you were engaged', 'it's Libel, I'm too poor'

'Thats the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool'

Pride and prejudice - 'a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife'

Poetry - 

Pygmalions Bride -'And haven’t seen him since. Simple as that.'

The flea - John Donne- 'And this, alas ! is more than we would do.'


Othello - Critic John Paul states that ‘Iago plays on Elizabethan concept that black men have an animal-like, hyper-sexuality' , 'old black ram is tupping your white ewe'

A streetcar named desire - 'don’t ever call me a Polack.' (SND set just after war)

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The Book thief - 'There was a chaos of goodbye'

Birdsong - Stephen Letter to Isabelle telling her how she was his only love

Something had been buried that was not yet dead.”


One Flesh - 'Tossed up like flotsam from a former passion'

Neutral Tones - '...on which lost the more by our love'

Requiescat - Oscar Wilde - 'Coffin-board, heavy stone, Lie on her breast'


Dolls' House - Henrick Ibsen - when protagonist leaves at the end

Othello - 'I kiss'd thee ere I kill'd thee: no way but this;Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.'

A streetcar named desire - When Blanche is taken away to the mental asylum, ignoring sisters cries.

They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and transfer to one called Cemeteries, and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields! (juxtaposing sex and death)

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A streetcar named desire - Blanche refuses to tell anyone her true age or to appear in harsh light that will reveal her faded looks


Far from the madding crowd - Bathsheba looking at herself in the mirror


Sonnet 130 - 'And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare, As any she belied with false compare.' 

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