Love and Valentines Day in The Tribe

What is love?

Love is a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.

A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair

Feeling love towards someone can sometimes be a scientific reaction. We each have our own unique smell and these are called pheromones. We are all a part of the animal kingdom and just as animals use smell to detect a possible partner, we can to.

Love in The Tribe

Love has played a big part in The Tribe. There have been many couples and with it many happy times and many heartbreaks.

Love can be very natural and when you feel it, it is hard to ignore it. Amber and Bray have an almost everlasting love. They are similar and they interact well. Even after a long break from each other in series two the love was still there and they were able to build on it and make it stronger.

But love can be contrived. Ebony and Zoot may have been a couple but Ebony was more in love with the thought of power than any feelings she may have had for Zoot. Ebony would have done anything to get to the top and Zoot was her way in.

A one way street

There are always heartbreaking situations when love is not returned. Even if we love someone they may not love us in the same way. This is always devastating but something that no one can control.

Salene was in love with Bray and she wanted him to know it. Unfortunately Bray didn’t feel the same. He may love Salene but he was not “in love” with her.

Bray has been a popular choice in The Tribe. Nearly every character has found him attractive. So what makes him attractive? His masculinity, his good looks, his confidence, his outlook on life. All these things and more could be attractive to a female.

Valentines Day in The Tribe

Valentines Day in the world of The Tribe would still carry the same meaning – show the one you love how much you care. The gifts given would differ from those we give – it would be unlikely that fresh red roses would be available and chocolates would have long gone from the looted stores. But this would mean that more personal gifts could be made. Thought and love could be put into making something special for the one you loved.

You could paint them a picture or collect some special stones from the beach, make a collage from different things you might find, write them a poem or make them a card.

Then again perhaps Valentines Day would be forgotten. With so many other things to worry about – like finding food, shelter and being wary of your enemies – Valentines Day may become insignificant in comparison to the harsher problems they have to deal with.