|Love Conquers All
Virgil said, “Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love”. Most people have experienced the overwhelming feeling of love, thereby understanding that in the end, nothing will stand in its way. Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Yzierska’s Bread Givers, and Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God, and dorm life show that love truly conquers all obstacles. In The Scarlet Letter, love conquers the pressures of society, while in The Great Gatsby, love overcomes the test of time. In Bread Givers, love triumphs over major differences caused by a wide generation gap and in Their Eyes were Watching God, love overpowers the forces of nature and disease.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester’s love for Mr. Dimmesdale overcomes society’s pressure and keeps her from incriminating him as her lover. When the people call for her to “‘Speak; and give your child a father!’” (Hawthorne, 74) she still refuses to give the n...