Love in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"

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Love has been a life driving force throughout the history of mankind. Whether it is love of self or love of another, it can be lost in desires that may seem unimportant to others but extremely important to you. People identify themselves through what they have been taught, their beliefs, and their own personal strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, while love strengthens some, it weakens others. This is a particularly interesting subject for me because I …

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…of love and deceit. Mainly himself and not Angelica deceive him. Orlando may have seen something in her that he wanted to exist but never did. She is fleeing from him just as she flees from her other suitors with no regard to his feelings or any one else's. Love can sometimes make us blind and unable to see the truth. In some relationships we find strength and in others we see our greatest weakness.