To love someone regardless of the loved one’s qualities or actions. Affection without any limitations. The type of love that has no bounds and is unchanging. The type of love that Benjamin Button and Daisy Fuller have for each other in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which portrays the message that you can love someone no matter how old they are, what they look like, how they speak, or what they wear. Unconditional love is when you’ve learned to look past all your differences and love someone based on the memories you’ve created with them, the life created with them.
In today’s society, love is defined by the money, the looks, and the fancy things he or she might get you. The word ‘love’ is overused and it seems as if there aren’t too many people out there that actually express their unconditional love for another individual if they don’t stand up to their standards, or they are afraid of other people judging them. If people were to see an eighteen-year old with a 28 year old, it would definitely be talked about and judged. Simply because of an age. As Benjamin grows younger in the film, Daisy grows older and they love each other more and more every day.
To them, age is just a number and that is exactly what unconditional love really is. For instance, in the story, Benjamin and Hildegarde are judged on their engagement because people remembered that he was born an old man. “Love,” replied Benjamin absent-mindedly. “Lugs? ” exclaimed Roger Button. “Why I’ve just covered the question of lugs. ” Benjamin regarded him with dazed eyes just as the eastern sky was suddenly cracked with light, and an oriole yawned piercingly in the quickening trees… When six months later, the engagement of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief to Mr.
Benjamin Button was made known (I say “made known,” for General Moncrief declared he would rather fall upon his sword than announce it), the excitement in Baltimore society reached a feverish pitch. The almost forgotten story of Benjamin’s birth was remembered and sent out upon the winds of scandal in picaresque and incredible forms. It was said that Benjamin was really the father of Roger Button, that he was his brother who had been in prison for forty years, that he was John Wilkes Booth in disguise- and, finally, that he had two small conical horns sprouting from his head. (F. Scott Fitzgerald 30-31) Just like in today’s society, people in Fitzgerald’s story are judgmental on their view of this new relationship simply because he wasn’t born the way everyone else was. The people who judge others on who they decide to love never understand what unconditional love is and how special that is to the people who don’t mind the differences or the circumstances they’re under. People have a hard time figuring out what love is, and some people argue that unconditional love is the only kind of real love. Fitzgerald writes, “Look! people would remark. “What a pity! ” A young fellow that age tied to a woman of forty-five. He must be twenty years younger than his wife. ” They had forgotten –as people inevitably forget-that back in 1880 their mamas and papas had also remarked about this same ill-matched pair. ” (Fitzgerald 38) In the film, Benjamin wanted the best for Daisy. When she had their baby, he made the decision to leave her for her and their daughter’s own good. He knew he was growing younger and that he would not be able to be a husband or father much longer.
Benjamin didn’t want Daisy to have to take care of him and the baby herself. He left her out of love, so that she could find herself a husband that would be a father for their child. “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before.
I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. ” – Benjamin Button, Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Benjamin Button and Daisy Fuller’s love in this film is the perfect example of unconditional love. They don’t care how old or in Benjamin’s case, how young they’re getting. They love each other no matter what, and no one can stop them from doing so. For them, the importance of appearance in their relationship wasn’t important at all.
What was important was how much they loved each other and how much time they had left together and making the most of it. The importance of appearance in relationships in today’s culture seems like appearance is all what matters. Someone could love another person so dearly but never even get looked at because of what they look like, what their job is, or even what car they drive. People complain that they have no one to love but they don’t give chances to those that might not be too attractive or those that don’t have a lot of money.
People spend so much time focusing on one’s flaws that they never get to see the real beauty behind their flaws. Today’s society has become so obsessed with looks that actually getting to know someone means nothing anymore. People get rejected because they might not meet the person’s idea of their perfect person. Unconditional love is something beautiful that is shown rarely in today’s culture in relationships. Unconditional love is when you’ve learned to look past all your differences and love someone based on the memories you’ve created with them, the life created with them.
To love someone with no conditions or circumstances. To love completely. The way Benjamin Button and Daisy Fuller loved each other in the film. The kind of love everyone wants but takes for granted. Works Cited Page Fitzgerald, F S. The Curious Case of Benjamin button. N. p. : n. p. , 1922. 30-31. Print. Fitzgerald, F S. The Curious Case of Benjamin button. N. p. : n. p. , 1922. 38. Print. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Dir. David Fincher. Screenplay by Eric Roth. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. Perf. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. 2008.