Amy Foster & The Mythology of Love
In "Amy Foster", Joseph Conrad has written a great story that
shows the different types of love felt between Amy and Yanko as
described by Joseph Campbell in his essay on "The Mythology of Love".
The relationship of Yanko and Amy is dynamic and changes as the story
progresses. At first, Amy feels compassion for Yanko; she does not see
the differences between him and the English people as
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an extremely helpful analysis of love by Joseph
Campbell, it remains unclear why Amy acts the way she does as Yanko
lies on his deathbed. Does Amy feel an immense love for Yanko or does
she fail to love him at all? Whatever the reason may be, it is
clear that she expresses throughout the story many of the differing
types of love along with their implications discussed in Campbell's
essay, "The Mythology of Love".