Christopher Marlowe's Poems


Idyllic escape with a loved one still has a strong appeal, whether the retreat is a remote island or a mountaintop hideaway. How is this romantic escape motif used today in literature, television, and movies?

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I assume you are referring to the idea of "carpe diem" in the poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love." The idea of a romantic escape in the "countryside" can be seen, for example, in the "Hunger Games" series when Gale and Peeta go hunting outside the fences of their District. This is where their love develops. Even the story of Tarzan and Jane develops in a remote location that is nearly uninhabited.