Before discussing romantic relationships in the context of YA Literature, we must first define what a romantic relationship is. According to Wikipedia, “in the context of romantic love relationships, romance usually implies an expression of one’s strong romantic love, or one’s deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately or romantically.” In … More What Are Romantic Relationships?
Gilmore Girls (TV Series) Characters: Rory and Jess “No rush. This time things were slow and earnest. This time I wasn’t looking for an escape. This time it was about him. About me. About honesty and compassion and everything I’d never expected to find in Wesley Rush.” – The DUFF by Kody Keplinger The relationship … More Examples of Romantic Relationships in Pop Culture
Despite all of the pain abusive relationships can cause, popular culture has not yet taken a strong stance on how to cope with such a trying issue. In certain films it is sweet when a woman can be “saved” by leaving one man for another, assuming the new love interest solves her problem for her. … More Poor Examples of Abuse in Popular Culture
Domestic Violence Isn’t Always Physical: 8 Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship – xoJane “He’s got her in the kitchen by herself. I know he won’t hurt her with his hands. He might throw a cup or a fork at her but he won’t touch her to leave a mark.” Ellen Foster by Kaye … More Examples of Domestic Violence in Pop Culture
10 Scary Signs Your Boyfriend Is An Emotionally Abusive Loser by Dr. Annie Kaszina (Thought Catalog) “What’s wrong, ugly, you jealous? Can’t get a date?” Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson The title of this Thought Catalog article may have sass written all over it, but the point is solid. Certain character traits can be clues … More Examples of Emotional/Verbal Abuse in Pop Culture