Standardized western beliefs of love, both unrealistic and realistic, are deeply rooted in both classical society and ours today. What should be considered when reading all sub-genres of love poetry, is that the work is almost never eternally true. Love fluctuates, and our society should not be trained to accept romantic literature, movies, music, or romantic art in general as love’s definition because they are inaccurate depictions.
I knew that this thesis had enough fuel behind it where I would feel comfortable discussing it without feeling too repetitive or not having enough to say. Even after the paper is completed and turned in, I have continued to discuss the topic with friends. I have new points and ideas about the topic. That's how I knew it was right for me: if I could always find something new to say about it. Overall, I am really happy with the way it turned out and the direction that my argument turned. If you're bored and want a quick read, here's the link to my final draft.