Love and Lust in Shakespeare' sonnets Shakespeare' sonnets are on a variety of themes such as time, love, gender, politics, sexuality, law, methaphysics and many others. They express strong feelings and strong arguments. However shakespeare struggle with love and lust is evident in his sonnets. Troughout the reading of Shakespeare' sonnets I can persieve that he is a profound admirer of beuty; and he persieves beuty of different ways. There are some kinds of beuty that he considers good for his spirit, and others that he considers bad or evil for his spirit. The beuty of the sun, earth, and sea for example are good for shakespeare; On the other hand the beuty of women is evil for him, because it persuades him to act with lust. Here initiates the dilema that causes the struggle he has with love ans lust. It seems that Shakespeare consider women as symbols of lust, since their beuty seduces men and makes them act in response to the evil desires that are inside of them - desires of the flesh -which corrup the spirit. " Two loves I have of comfort and despair, which like two spirits do suggest me still: The better angel is a man right fair, The worser spirit a woman, colored ill. To win me soon to hell, my female evil. Tempteth my better angel...and would corrupt my saint to be a devil" ( Sonnet 144, page 821, red book). The beuty of women is the cause of lust, as it is also pictured in sonnet 1, when it says: " From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beuty's rose might never die". Another sonnet that express Shakespeare's blame on women for being the symbol of passion is sonnet 29: " A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted Hast thou, the master mistress of my passion" (page 811). Not only the beuty of women causes passion and lust according to shakespeare sonnets, but also the beuty of art seduces men to passionate and lust. In sonnet 128, the author is being seduced by the woman who is playing the instrument;
LOVE OR JUST LUST
Romeo and Juliet is shown as a great “love” story by Shakespeare, but in my opinion it is clearly set up as a story of “lust” . Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline at the beginning of the story, as the story progresses, he falls in love with Juliet at first sight. Juliet a very young girl does not know the meaning of love, and what it should be to fall in love, she subsequently falls in loves with Romeo based on his looks. Both, Romeo and Juliet were never meant to succeed….
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Love vs. Lust
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AP Language and Composition-4th
17th January 2012
Love vs. Lust
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May 22, 2013
William Shakespeare in Love
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