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Translate - Love Sought Is Good But Given Unsought Is Better.

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The phrase 'Love sought is good but unsought is better' comes from the play Twelfth Night. The phrase means that what you are out there searching for love and pining over somebody, it is good, but when love comes to you out of the blue, unexpectedly, it is better.
Twelfth Night is a Shakespeare play with the themes of love, farce and comedy. These themes are prominent within many Shakespeare plays.
He uses mistaken identity in the play as its main theme. Viola, walks ashore at Illyria, after her shipwreck and changes her identity to that of a man, Cesario. Now as a man meets the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. Orsino has unrequited love for Olivia, who is mourning for the death of her brother. Olivia falls in love with Viola, who is pretending to be Cesario but Viola is in love with Orsino. A big Shakespearian love triangle. Sebastian, Violas twin brother has also survived the shipwreck and comes looking for Viola.
The middle of the play is full of Shakespearian farce and there are marriage proposals throughout the middle section. There are rows, practical jokes and the appearance of characters that are minor and there to induce comic reaction from the audience. This is something that Shakespeare did a lot in his plays. There are characters in 'A midsummer night's dream' and 'Antony and Cleopatra' that have the same comedic effect.
There is jealousy, mistaken identity, fights and duels. Sebastian and Olivia fall in love and marry. Orsino realises that it is Viola that he loves and she agrees to marry him. Twelfth Night ends and everyone, except Malvolio, Shakespeare's typical grumpy character is happy and Shakespeare speaks of the madness of love.
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Tasha answered
When you search for love and find it is good, but when you find it without meaning to it's better.
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Anonymous answered
Basically, this sentence is trying to say that being loved by someone whom you want to have loved you is a wonderful kind of love, but to reach out and love someone who may need love but isn't seeking it is even better. It is the type of love that Christians are taught to have. Love for others even when they are not expecting nor asking for it.
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I bet you finished the homework, but for other people...

I think that it means is you love somebody, that's good, but it's better if THEY love you.
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Basically this means that returning love that someone is seeking is good, but loving somebody who may not be looking/seeking for it is even better. Doing this for my english cw, so I'm a PRO :)
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Raysa R answered
I believe that this means that when you search for love and find it is a good thing BUT if you don't look for love and find it it's so much better.
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Whatever the case, both partners feel a sparkle, a vivacity, a new hope that the relationship will move in the right direction, justifying the expenditure of time and energy.
What is this sentence trying to say.

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