Forbidden Love - A reflection of what we ourselves want?
Sat, 2011-10-01 16:32 — admin
The taste of forbidden fruit has often times pushed man/woman to choose a moment of pleasure over a life time of regret. True? It really is as old as the history of mankind itself. And before you think that its beginning to sound clichéd and that I'm an anthropologist trying to fit everything into perfect little boxes of theory. Think about it and ask yourself ..really is this plot this so bizzare? Or is this just another way the author has skinned her cat? A love story given a new twist.. A relationship that perhaps is more suited to this day and age - where we must respect and accept everyone no matter what their differences. How I wish it were true in every sense though. Because then maybe we wouldn't just be 'just' tolerant of neighbours or visitors that live and walk around us; we would be embracing them with a magical thing called lurrve... . But anyway.. lets just get back to this delightful plot of falling in love with the dark and unknown.
Who doesn't know the joyful tune of falling in love. Why do birds suddenly appear...every time you are near... and so forth go the lyrics of Karen Carpenter's happy love song - "Close to you". And who has not felt the twang when the string bursts and your life's melody becomes off-key in a breath. All you think, feel and know is the excruciating pain of a love that's lost or worse still cannot be and the darkness becomes your only friend. And so we all grow up believing that finding love is all that will make life worth living for. Passionate love (not the love of your family, teachers and friends - who cares about that?) But the love that has deluded man and woman for ages. Because it exists only in the world of cinema, novels and television. But we know its out there and maybe we cannot find it because we are looking in all the 'right' places. We should instead be looking outside our realm - so why not the celestial beings and bad girls and boys? The ones we have always been taught to avoid. Surely they hold the key to what we've been missing. Deep, passionate, fulfilling, to-die-for kind of love that will lift you off your feet and raise you to the skies- literally speaking in this case:)
The American daughter who falls in love with the German soldier, the native princess who falls for the rugged new world explorer, the prince who falls for the beautiful but non-royalty bred girl, the cowboy who finds love in a native American-Indian, and the list goes on. Don't even mention Bollywood where the criss-crossed love stories of lovers from different caste, different religions, different social statuses are played over and over. Then came the Twilight series. Another tale of love with the impossible - a vampire.
Stephenie Meyer sits and thinks, not just another love story yah. But the kind that will haunt you... and drag you to the same dark cross road that has intrigued mankind forever. What will I sacrifice for a love that I think is special? Even if it means to lose my own soul. What will I give up for even just one moment of passion?
Watching the whole series recently as a precursor to the Twilight: Breaking dawn, I could not help but feel sad. Sorry for Bella and the dream she is selling to all the young hearts across the world. Yes, she is just a character. But the character is really as strong as the number of susceptible hearts that will believe that such love can exist; and a marriage with the dark, mysterious but good-looking hero, is the only answer to one's empty life.
Coming soon, to a cinema near you. Be ready for lift-off if this is what you have been waiting for-: The dawn of a new era for Bella and Edward. Especially if you can't let go of the dream; that love, between two beautiful people should never die.