The common characteristic that is portrayed by women in telenovelas is the absolution of love. This stands out to me because despite the disregard of the woman as being poor, overly emotional, "white", and stereotypically pretty in modern telenovelas; the one thing that seems to never go away is the romanticization of romantic relationships. No matter how strong and independent these women appear to be in the beginning, they are always broken down by the tribulations of their love life. The popularity of this theme is questionable. Are telenovelas telling us that without romantic relationships we are not whole? Is it that love for just oneself is not enough? Is it that love is the one thing in life that can change who we are? Is love fuel to our ego? The idea of soulmate is the foundation for the telenovela. It has shown that no matter how well off one may be, love is the one thing that can better one's situation. For example in traditional telenovelas a poor woman would fall in love with a rich man and then by the end, life would be better. In more modern telenovelas, it is not only/no longer improvement of one's socioeconomic status that proves well being but the presence of stability.
Why is it that in a telenovela, love is the beginning and the end? Is this a mechanism that proves to the audience that no man is an island? Is it because love is believed to give meaning to one's life? Why is it that love is so critical in the production of telenovelas? Specifically, why is love so important a key detail that defines the protagonists and determines the success of telenovelas?
As telenovelas portray, does love really conquer all?