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All sacrificed for a passion
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The Lover is impassioned by the Object to the point where they give up the Person or Thing, perhaps unwisely, blinded as they are their passion.
It is said that love is blind, and this situation illustrates just how far people will go to pursue that which they truly desire.
As with other forms of sacrifice, the tension in this is derived partly from the social horror at the act and partly in the sympathy for the person, in this case the sympathy being directed in the same way as when a person has gone mad (or maybe those who suffer as a result). We may also see potential in ourselves for such an act, perhaps increasing the tension of a secret fear.
'All sacrificed for a passion' is the 22nd of Georges Polti's 36 Dramatic Situations.