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Five classic love stories – Which one is yours?
There are many romantic films, but there are only five basic types of love story: Fist love, Obsession, Teacher and pupil, Rich and poor, and Sacrifice. Here are some examples from Hollywood…
1 – My Fair Lady
She is a poor girl who sells flowers and he is a university professor. He teaches her to speak English like a “princess”. She falls in love with him but he thinks she is only an interesting pupil. She gets angry and she leaves him. In the end he says he loves her.
2 – An Officer and a Gentleman
He’s and American Marine. He wants to be an officer. She works in a factory. Her family is very poor. They go out together, and they fall in love. She wants to get married, but he’s very ambitious, and he leaves her. But in the end he can’t live without her, and he comes back to the factory for her.
3 – Fatal Attraction
He’s a happy family man. He meets a woman at work. They have a passionate love affair. He wants to finish it, but she doesn’t want to stop. She follows him everywhere, and makes his life impossible. In the end his wife kills her.
4 – Romeo and Juliet
They are very young. He meets her at a party and they fall in love, but his family hates her family. They spend one night together. She says ‘I love you but our love is impossible’. They want to go away and get married, but in the end they die.
5 – The Bridges of Madson County
She is a housewife, married with two children. Her family goes away for the weekend. A man stops at her house. They fall in love. He says ‘Let’s get married’, but she loves her children and she can’t leave them, in the end he goes away and she stays with her husband. But she never forgets him, and he never forgets her.