Love is a very important aspect of teenagers. Some might say that who/how we love actually defines who we are. Because of this, there are many works of literature that portray the average teen while in love. These works, all from different periods of time, all give different yet similar representations of teenagers. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, teens are controlled by their love. Shakespeare uses the characters Demetrius, Helena, Lysander, and Hermia to display how being in love changes us.
How does society present the teen and love?
In society today, teens are often looked at as immature lovers that are going from person to person in order to truly discover what love is. Teens have to have several different relationships in order to gain experience on the topic of love. Love is a very complicated thing and teens, being the curious people that they are, have to experiment with love. Love is real when people truly accept the person that they are with and when they accept all the person's flaws. Love is present when they cannot see themselves living without the other partner. Teens are often portrayed as people that have immature relationships that are not truly built on love. Teen relationships are often based off of infatuation and teens do not truly accept the person they are "in love" with. Teens go from person to person to discover who they are and they often end the relationship to experiment more with others when the find a quality they do not like.