I’ve wanted to make a meta about this forever but have never
been able to find the correct words, but where Bellarke dynamic is currently has provided a great amount of inspiration.
The Five Love
Languages is a 1995 novel written by Gary Chapman discussing the various
ways that people show and feel love. The five ‘languages’ discussed in the
novel are words of affirmation, acts of service, gift giving, quality time, and
physical touch. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. It can
provide a great amount of insight regarding relationships in your life and what
actions make you feel loved.
With that summary in the way, you’re probably asking, ‘Kels, what in the world does any of this
have to do with Bellarke?’ Well, upon combining my analysis of the novel
with the Bellarke dynamic that is currently present in the show, I discovered
something very interesting. Something that says a lot about why we know Bellamy
and Clarke love each other without either of them having to say it aloud. Yep,
you heard me right! We’re not delusional—it’s basic psychological science—and
Bellamy and Clarke show and feel love in ways that are
directly compatible with one another. For a simple, brief analysis: Clarke feels love through touches, but shows it
through words of affirmation.
Bellamy feels love through words of affirmation, but shows it through touch (with a hint of acts of service dropped here and there).
Obviously, these characters feel and show love in other ways as well, but I
found that these particular love languages are deeply embedded within the
characters and their relationship with one another.
The more in-depth analysis will be broken into two parts.
The first revolves around Clarke and her love languages and is posted below,
and the Bellamy counterpart to this meta will be posted in the near future. So,
if the information above interests you in the slightest and you would like to