HOW are those that do not participate in romantic love relationships viewed in society?
Answer No one really cares, they are too busy taking care of their own things to be worrying about what you are either doing or not doing. Don't live for society, live for yourself.
The Puritans viewed society as full of sinners unworthy of God's love. They believed it was necessary to try to be as righteous as possible, so that God might save you from eternal damnation. They viewed society harshly, and believed they should be punished, rather than counseled, if they fell short of moral expectations.
How can a significant political or social issue such as bilingual education be viewed in assimilationist and pluralistic terms?
In part, certainly. The story of Bassanio and Portia's courtship is exclusively romantic, and the episode of the rings is clearly romantic comedy. At one time, this was considered to be the main plot of the play, but now the Shylock plot, which was formerly a subplot, is considered to have much more dramatic potential and is viewed as the main plot. Even within that subplot, there is a romantic sub-sub plot, if you will…