Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
7) “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom”, analyse the statement in the context of contemporary world.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on a quote given by Rabindranath Tagore.
Key demand of the question:
One has to expand the statement in the question and explain the significance of the thoughts it tries to convey.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief reassert the meaning of the statement in short.
Discuss that the meaning of “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom” is that love should be selfless and shouldn’t bound an individual of her/his freedom.
Explain using suitable illustrations such as love of a mother for her children etc.
Also discuss why true love should always give way for freedom, and what the consequences are when love is bound by lack of freedom and is associated with sense of possession.
Conclude that love should be unconditional a trait that should come with the values of selflessness.