Since I was very passionate about Bright Star, I would like to expand on the meaning of it on a more personal level. I feel like it's peculiar to think about love because love is something so natural and is expected. After analyzing the roles of the characters in Bright Star, I can see parallels in my relationship with my girlfriend We talked about in class about an observer, a participant, and the receiver of love. In my experience, for most of my life I was an observer. I always saw couples in the hallway holding hands and kissing and I always looked pasted them and told myself "Well that's public display of affection", and I would sort of look down upon them. However, my role of the observer was challenged when I became the participant. I came to an understanding of what love really is. I no longer judge those around me for showing genuine affection to their lover. I am really happy I had the opportunity to learn from Bright Star through the discussions in class because it ultimately made me rethink the value of love and how big of a role it plays in everyone's lives.