School of International Education, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China
Love assumes a paramount significance in the life of an individual, and even more so, the pursuit of love is the highest purpose of life, which shows the loveliness and nobility of love. The exploration of Chinese and Western concepts of love not only facilitates cross-cultural interaction but also enhances individuals’ self-awareness and contributes to societal progress. Through the comparison of two iconic works of classical Chinese and Western literature, namely Jane Eyre and Rouge, this article focuses on exploring the variations between the conception of love in Chinese and Western cultures, and the comparative analysis of Jane Eyre and the love experience of Fleur as the entry point, provides a comprehensive and in-depth discussion on the love concept that leads to the different destinies of the two, attempt to gain insights into the cultural variances prevailing between the Chinese and Western cultures by adopting this particular perspective.
Jane Eyre; Rouge; love concept; Chinese and Western culture
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