I completely understand wanting to prove that your preferred couple is true love, but it’s really childish to take things out of context and make false accusations.
“I also believe in good form. So when I win your heart, Emma, and I will win it. It wont be because of any trickery. It will be because you want me.”
A) ‘When I win your heart.’
I don’t understand how this line could be read as mischievous or sexual. He’s already confessed he's in love with her and again he’s making sure she knows it’s her heart he’s after. His pursuit is genuine. He’s not interesting in a 5 minute fling. Emma’s the one for him.
B) ‘It won’t be because of any trickery. It will be because you want me.
& here he’s validating the fact that his intentions are honorable, not once but twice. He’s not being conniving. He’s not forcing himself onto her and he’d never. He loves her too much to ever manipulate her. Hook’s confidence comes from his unwavering love. He’s making sure she knows that the choice is hers and he’ll do his best to be deserving of her.
Countless other men have believed in the fact that the woman they’re fighting for is the one. Yet, they’re praised and Hook’s criticized.
“For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that … I was waiting for my wife.”
– Jim Halpert
This is where confidence is coming from, true love. It’s beautiful when it comes out of everyone’s mouth but when Hook fights for a woman it’s suddenly sexual assault? When he’s confident he’ll win her heart honorably it’s repulsive? How does that even sound logical?
Hook’s fighting to illuminate that he’ll never leave her side. He’s telling her she’ll always have him because of how deeply he admires her. He can’t and would never want to abandon her. Ultimately, true love is selfless. That’s exactly what Hook’s love has been.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with believing and hoping he’ll one day be deserving of her love. Fighting to be worthy is what helps him grow as a stronger, nobler, and wiser character.