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What Makes Us Love What makes us love This question has been studied for centuries by philosophers scientists and even writers in search of a sensible answer Shakespeare for one explored many ideas to justify love In his play A Midsummers Night Dream he lists various thoughts on what he thinks causes people to love Some are overwhelmingly ridiculous while others make some sense One of his far-fetched answers as to how people fall in love was Cupid He believed Cupid would shoot his arrows of love into individuals and they would magically fall for the next person they saw Cupid all armed A certain aim he tookAt a fair vestal throned by the west and loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow 21163-65 After the shot the person wouldnt know what hit them He intertwines this thought with the concept that one falls in love after looking in anothers eyes After missing a shot one of Cupids arrows hit a flower tainting it with his powers to make people fall in love When placed in a persons eyes they will be infatuated with the next thing they see For example after being placed in his Lysanders eyes his immense love for Hermia grows weak with just one look into Helenas eyes Shakespeares thought here is that eyes have all the power over who we fall for Do not misunderstand him though His usage of this enchanting juice is not to be taken seriously He is trying to make a point and at that a good one Looking into someones eyes had a certain power over ones feelings You just get a strong feeling in your heart It is uncontrollable and sometimes it truly is one of the main reasons we fall in love However he contradicts himself in act one when Helena says Love looks not with the eye but with the mind 11240 He now
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