Reproducing is often done by choice. Some choose not to have children and there are many reason for they’re choices. Reproducing is a joy of bringing a new life into this world. In Sonnet 1 Shakespeare expresses his views on individuals reproducing to share they're beauty and joy with the world by bringing a new life into it instead of being selfish by not having child when you have the ability to.
Reproducing can change your life in so many ways. The speaker compares the beauty of having a child by saying “That thereby beauty's rose might never die”, so they're beauty could be passed on through generations by having a child. The individual's beauty is in comparison to beauty's rose. He also says,“But as the riper should by time decease/His tender heir might bear his memory”, he is referring to in this line that when the older person is deceased that his young shares the memory of him by taking on they're beauty.
By having a child you get to see them evolve overtime into an independent individual. You get a sense of achievement and completeness out of life. Although there are many drawbacks and sleepless nights when having a child it's all worth it in the long run.
Deciding not to have a child can effect you without you even knowing it. “Making a famine where abundance lies/ Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel”, was said meaning depriving the world of the beauty of having a child you are cruel to yourself by not having a child to carry on your memory. The speaker feels that he is being selfish by deciding not to have a child. Finally he ends the sonnet by saying, “Pity the world, or else this glutton be”, he is basically asking the question is he going to have pity on the world and have a child or is he going to be selfish.
Shakespeare expresses his opinion on reproducing as being a beautiful thing to the world. It is clear throughout Sonnet 1, Shakespeare believes that having a child is a precious and beautiful thing...