Eros the Bittersweet Topics for Discussion

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Why is Eros bittersweet? Explain in detail.

Explain the triangular relationship Carson thinks is produced by Eros; why are these three elements essential to one another?

What points does Carson draw about Eros from Sappho's Fragment 31?

What points does Carson draw about love and language from the two Socratic dialogues analyzed towards the end of the book?

Explain Carson's analogy between the lover and the writer/reader.

To what extent does Carson's analysis of Eros connect to your own experiences of romantic love? Without going into too much personal detail, explain as best you can.

Analyze two of Carson's arguments that Eros is bittersweet. Are they successful? Why or why not?

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