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Love is the parent of illusion and the child of disillusion observed Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo a Spanish philosopher and author His statement was a very keen one indeed Love among other things has distracted people through the ages Everyone is blinded by things in their life then when they finally are confronted with the undeniable facts they are disenchanted In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront characters went through this process of change The novel took place in England and is the saga of two families and their doomed romantic intermingling In the movie Return of the Native there were similar situations where amorous endeavors are star-crossed The characters distracted by feelings of love by their expectations of people and by the simple fact that they are dreamers were disillusioned when they are finally faced with reality Marilyn French an American author and critic once said Well love is insanity The ancient Greeks knew that It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction You lose yourself you have no power over yourself you cant even think straight Love has this incredible power and is possibly one of the most powerful forces man has ever known When a person is in love or thinks they are in love they lose control They become a servant to their emotions The more in love a person is the less aware of reality they become because their whole world is this uphoric romance which unfortunately doesnt always last When lovers become jilted or are torn apart by some twist of fate they are forced out of the cozy asylum they have created for themselves The results are often traumatic The shell-shocked survivor of a broken heart is demoralized sometimes beyond repair As sad as it sounds disillusionment resulting from a loss of love is tragically ordinary Clym Yeobright the native who returned in
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