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Marriage And Love

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Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State - and Church - begotten weed, marriage?
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Shanna
Yet another reason not to get married.
Reginacm
3,5*
Tendo em conta a época em que foi escrito, este ensaio constitui um marco na literatura feminista.

Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all
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Samir
An honest look at one of the world's oldest institutions Marriage and how it differs from Love - an emotion that can't be captured in confines of something as vain as a marriage...
Cindy
Though I'd like to get married one day, I 100% agree with Goldman's notions.



*It's only 200 characters so I don't consider this one of my 75 books for the year but I do want to add it here since I did read the essay.
Urbanindustry
Short essay and one of her most well known, criticises marriage and explains why it is incompatible with real love.
Marts  (Thinker)
Goldman's feminist views on love and the marriage institution, also expressed in her book Anarchism and other essays...
Seth Kenlon
If ever you believed in the government scam that is Marriage, read this and be cured.
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Jun 20, 2007 HeavyReader rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone thinking about getting married
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An elegant indictment of matrimony.
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“ Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. In freedom it gives itself unreservedly, abundantly, completely. All the laws on the statutes, all the courts in the universe, cannot tear it from the soil, once love has taken root.” 171 likes
“Love is it's own protection.” 23 likes
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