Blinded by love?

Just a short blog…

The phrase “blinded by love” is a common cliché that is often viewed with some scepticism. However, in my opinion although it’s overused, it’s yet highly accurate. Often do you hear people lamenting that they only saw a person’s faulty qualities after the event, when it was ‘too late’. Love is a powerful force when it moves you to devotion but it can also cloud your judgement. Similarly, we might take that in the story of The Nibelungenlied Krimhild’s apparent perfection (certainly physical perfection) conceals a realm of darkness and a high capacity for maliciousness within her. Siegfried’s love temporarily seems to suppress this conceit but upon his death it surfaces and causes her to act with inhuman cruelty, and what’s more, not in an impulsive fashion but a premeditated one.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s