Posted by: Brittany M | November 12, 2009

All You Need is Love, Love, Love is All You Need

In the words of the notorious Beatles, “Love is all you need,”. In Alice in Wonderland the Duchess lists off morals to Alice and proclaims that the world is filled with morals, you just have to find them. Although the Duchess may seem a little on the insane side she says,” ‘Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love, that makes the world go round!’ ” All during life we are constantly hearing people say to follow your heart and to love one another,and although it may seem sappy to the non romantics, I think love really is what makes the world go round,aside from gravity.

Love inspires passion and caring, if we did not care for one another where would the world be today? I am not saying life should be like the romance movies such as one of my favorites, The Notebook. Life has its struggles and battles but at the end of the day it’s always comforting to know someone cares for you. Some show it by giving little tokens of love, such as writing books for each other, while others may settle with chocolates and roses. The point is although this book is filled with wild ideas and is hard to comprehend why things are the way they are half the time, it all comes down to love. If Lewis would have never loved young Alice Liddell, would we have ever had an Alice in Wonderland? When we think about it, how many great works of art or pieces of literature have been done for the love of another person? This is what makes the world special and unique. The power to love and care for one another and to be inspired by our passions, that is what makes our planet go round and round and round.

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  1. Got to love the Beatles. Always providing such great advice.

    I totally and completely agree with you 100% Brittany. There are so many instances of love in Alice in Wonderland. One of which being the Queen’s love of her power, or how much Alice wants to get home. In both instances love is what drives them to push on, and causes them to do everything they do. The Queen loves her power so much that she shouts “Off with their head” every time her power is threatened. Alice is driven by her longing desire of getting home. Every action is driven by some form of Love.

  2. Good reference to The Beatles. They’re my favorite.

    Very interesting. Reading this was definitely a good pick-me-up while I’m sitting here doing homework at 9 o’clock at night…

    I agree with you. I think most works of art or born out of love. Of course, there are exceptions, and some works are born out of hate. But is hate not simply the lack of love? So, it’s still related. Anyway, I think that the world would definitely not be a very good place if we didn’t have love for each other. In some places of the world, things are so violent and bad, imagine what it would be like if the little love that those places had was taken away… Global war, perhaps?

  3. I definitely agree with you. Love is very important in the world. Like how you said many great pieces of art and literature come from people loving each other. The sad thing is some great art and literature come from people who have a lack of love. Those people who did the great pieces of art and literature who were loved were passionate about someone or something and set out to make it looks it best in an art point of view. Also I like your point about how life shouldn’t be like the romance movies. Some of those movies are just too sappy and you can tell they aren’t real. By the way, I don’t mean the Notebook because that is one of my favorite romance movies.

  4. Still laughing at the “aside from gravity” aside you added.

    Far better, I adore this 2-liner of yours: “If Lewis would have never loved young Alice Liddell, would we have ever had an Alice in Wonderland? When we think about it, how many great works of art or pieces of literature have been done for the love of another person?”

    Bravo.

  5. I love this idea and your reference to the Beatles. I definitely agree with you and the Duchess about how love makes the world go round. Without Carroll’s love for Alice I don’t think this book would have been written. Without this book many stories and movies, such as the Matrix, probably would not have been written or made. I love when you said, “The power to love and care for one another and to be inspired by our passions, that is what makes our planet go round and round and round.” I think that this is very important and true. Without love I do not think that we would be who we are today.

  6. Love IS powerful. What you said, “When we think about it, how many great works of art or pieces of literature have been done for the love of another person,” really struck true with me. I had never really thought about it but you are extremely right. Most of our influential and earthshaking masterpieces were made with love in mind. And what diffuses anger or hatred more easily than love? Absolutely nothing. Since most of the other pieces of influential art were often made out of spite or anger this offsets it in a very heart warming way. Congratulations on finding the true moral hidden in this moral playground.

  7. I defintely agree. This book was written out of pure love. Our world runs off of love. People do things for one another because we love eachother. Nothing would get done if nobody loved. We wouldn’t have a lot of the things we have today including Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. Love is what keeps people giong day after day. Without love the world could not go round and round.

  8. Reading this made my day! I completely agree with everything you said. That’s true, if Carroll hadn’t loved Alice we never would have had the story, or many others by other loving authors. People can say that our seflishness makes us selfless; like what’s good for the group is good for the man, that we benefit from others benefitting and that’s the only reason we want to see others prosper. Or as Adam Smith believed; the best way to encourage Economic growth was to let individuals pursue their own economic interests. However, it may get you by, help you or a cave man servive a few years, but life wouldn’t be worth living-wouldn’t be able to flow into the next day, without compassion, love, or empathy.


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