Aeneas and Dido. Lancelot and Guinevere. Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Juliet and Romeo. Tristan and Iseult. Pelléas and Mélisande. Layla and Majnun. Catherine and Heathcliff. Lovers are the archetypes of disobeying all restraints, risking any pain or tragedy to exercise their liberty. Love can’t be forced, but thwarts any hate. It cares nothing for vanity, profanity, reason, or sanity.