A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Topics for Discussion

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What is Barthes' definition of his title "A Lover's Discourse?"

Explain was Barthes refers to when he references the "Image-repertoire."

How does Barthes describe the progression of internal discourse that one may go through in waiting for a lover to arrive at a rendezvous?

How does Barthes link childhood abandonment fears to the discourse in a love relationship? Describe the parallels between the child's reaction and that of the adult lover.

There are many references to Werther (title character of Goeth's The Sorrows of Young Werther). What is the basic plot of Goeth's novel? How was it received when first published in Europe? Provide several examples of Barthes' references to Werther.

Explain Barthes' arguments relative to the phrase "I love you." What are examples of a desired response and ones that would not be appreciated?

Describe Barthes' cycle of ravishment or love at first-sight...

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