The Four Loves - Eros Summary & Analysis

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Eros Summary and Analysis

Eros, according to Lewis, is the state of being in love. He says that some readers may have been amazed when he addressed affection earlier in the book by saying that it was the love most closely resembling that of animals. Though some may have assumed that to actually have been sex, Lewis says sexuality is only one part of the romantic love. To understand the meaning of Eros as it pertains to Lewis's book, consider that love is more than the sexual act, and that the sexual act can occur without love. Eros is that one "uniquely human variation" of sexuality that develops within love. He doesn't intend to justify the morality of sex without Eros, because all would come from "tainted stock." He points out that most of our ancestors were married off at a young age to someone...

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