1. Infinitely striving for the unattainable. Trying to achieve something that will never be real. Enjoying the act of always wanting what you can’t have.

2.  Powerful love. Heart stirring, often sudden, emotions create a life or death commitment.

3. Uncertainty of reciprocation of love. What is the beloved thinking? Is the lover’s love returned or not?

4. Unrequited love. Someone loves in vain (at least temporarily). Later, the love may be returned.

5. Tension between true love and a father’s control, disapproval, or choice. Most often, the father of the woman disapproves of the man she loves

6. Lovers parted. Some obstacle arises and separates the lovers, geographically or in some other way.

7. Illicit love or lust threatens the virtuous one. The young woman becomes a target of some evil man’s desires and schemes.

8. Rival lovers or multiple suitors. One of the lovers (or even both) can have more than one person vying for affection.

Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Romantic Elements," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2019, https://schoolworkhelper.net/romantic-elements/.

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