THE WOMAN IN LOVE



a collection of thoughts and ideas about this role
and the discourse on the possibility of escape
or the inevitablity of fullfillment


CYNICAL

oh how hypocritical
it is to be the woman in love
how insane it is to love and to be loved

perhaps this is the only way for love to exist
engulfed in the essence of my other
blind to life outside of the sacred existence

maybe love can only exist
within the bounds of our cages
as we tear the love to pieces
and rip our selfs apart


SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

Through her ideological theories and literature, de Beauvoir establishes the role love plays in the conception of a woman’s self. She identifies the source of women's subordination and perpetual anguish as the lack of means to define and exist essentially for themselves.

ETHICS OF AMBIGUITY
THE SECOND SEX
THE MADARINS
SHE CAME TO STAY
MY ESSAY


ELENA FERRANTE

Ferrante's Neapolitan novels follow the relationships between childhood friends into adulthood. A main trope is the impermanence of these intense and fragile relationships, which highlight the imbalance of gender roles within these connections.

A STORY OF A NEW NAME
THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY
THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD


SONGS

A compliation of songs that depict the intensitiy of being consumed in love and the nothingness that occurs after its loss.