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    Rosemary Haughton/Redemptive Power of Love

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    A 3 page essay that analyzes the second chapter of Rosemary Haughton's book The Transformation of Man (1980). In this text, Haughton describes an imaginary relationship between two people that blossoms from companionship to sexual attraction to love. In so doing, Haughton provides an insightful commentary that demonstrates the redeeming power of love and how this works to bring forth previously hidden aspects of personality. Haughton persuasively argues that love has the power to transform and demonstrates it through her hypothetical couple. No additional sources. cited.

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    attraction to love. In so doing, Haughton provides an insightful commentary that demonstrates the redeeming power of love and how this works to bring forth previously hidden aspects of personality.  Haughton persuasively argues that love has the power to transform and demonstrates it through her hypothetical couple. Haughton begins by describing the background that each person brings to the  relationship. The woman not particularly attractive, the eldest child in her family and the least favored child. She has passively accepted the role of subjugating her needs and desires  in order to support her mother and two younger siblings. The man is a doctor who has always put his career first. He does this because he feels revulsion towards  the entire domestic scenario. He is initially attracted to this woman because she is emotionally unavailable due to her family responsibilities. Haughton describes how they slowly come to care for  each other. At first, their relationship is purely platonic, as they enjoy simply doing things together and talking. The man enjoys the womens intelligence and helping her explore topics  previously unknown to her. As they come to depend on each other for companionship, they develop intimacy that neither has known before. This is frightening to them both as  it threatens what they each have come to see as the status quo of their lives. However, as this new experience begins to give each of them a different perspective.  It is at this point that Haughton begins to show how love can be a redeeming, soul-enlightening experience. With this new experience, the woman, in particular, begins to reevaluate her  situation. She can now see that her mother has taken advantage of her and that it has not been particularly good for her or her family for her life to 

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