This article takes an interesting approach to history through the emotional. This method and the prevailing and improving theories of the history of emotions is a great way to approach literature. The liquid theory of emotion that discusses that emotions are almost like a liquid in the body wanting to seep out, which usually manifests itself in writings. While this theory has been displaced by a more improved method it shows an interesting to understanding prevailing emotions of a period and the ones being suppressed. By examining this method to literature of a certain period we can better understand a certain author’s approach or meaning in a text. For example, if a Medieval writer is discussing courtly love we could decipher certain meanings from what is highlighted in the language or omitted.