420. Love, Virtuous
- Aphrodite Urania patron of ideal, spiritual love. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 16]
- Armande loves Clitandre platonically; values mind over senses. [Fr. Lit.: Les Femmes Savantes ]
- Athelny, Sally loves and marries Philip, despite the latter’s shortcomings. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill. I, 670–672]
- Beatrice object of Dante’s adoration, even after death. [Ital. Lit.: La Vita Nuova; Divine Comedy, Walsh Classical, 48]
- Bergerac, Cyrano de does not reveal his love for Roxane. [Fr. Lit.: Cyrano de Bergerac ]
- Camille gives up Armand for his family’s sake. [Fr. Lit.: Camille ]
- Cupid’s golden arrow symbolizes noble affection. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 397]
- Diotima prophetess, teacher of Socrates, speaks of an ideal love. [Gk. Lit.: Plato Symposium in Brewer Handbook ]
- Dulcinea as Quixote’s ideal; now, generic for ‘sweetheart.’ [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote, Espy, 128]
- Laura Petrarch’s perpetual, unattainable love. [Ital. Lit.: Plumb, 26–32]
- Lucretia model of virtue; raped by son of Tarquin, she kills herself. [Rom. Legend: Daniel, 152]
- Murasaki reared by future husband; causes his reform. [Jap. Lit.: The Tale of Genji ]
- Oriana faithful and fair beloved for Amadis. [Span. Lit.: Amadis de Gaul ]
- Schouler, Marcus sets aside love for Trina for McTeague’s benefit. [Am. Lit.: McTeague, Magill I, 537–539]
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