Bangladesh University of Professionals Journal BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS JOURNAL
Article Info: BUP JOURNAL, Volume - 7, Issue - 1, June - 2019, Volume - 7, Issue - 1, Article #1
Publish Date: June 1, 2019
Authors(S): 1. Prokrity Ahmed 2. Md. Ruhul Quddus 3. Dr. Fahmida Haque
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Keywords: Love, marriage, social contract, trans-cultural relation
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Abstract

Treatment of love and marriage in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (1847) and Rabindranath Tagore’s Shesher Kobita (1929) share certain universal appeal regarding love and marriage. This universality can be found in the love relationship between Catharine and Heathcliff in the Wuthering Heights and Amit and Labannya in Shesher Kobita. Standing at the same position regarding true love, Catherine and Amit neither deny their true love nor marry their beloved. They do not want to confine their love within the marriage bond which is more like a social contract than the eternal union of souls. The study observes the contrast as well as the similarities in the treatment of their relationship with their partners. The study also attempts to analyze the complexity of relationship of Catherine and Heathcliff illustrated by Emily Bronte and Amit and Labannya relationship by Rabindranath Tagore. This is a qualitative study which is explorative in nature. Content analysis method has been used in collecting the information. All data collected are from primary and secondary sources.