Compare And Contrast Christopher Marlowe And The Passionate Shepherd To His Love

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Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe, was an English playwright, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. Christopher Marlowe is the author of the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Sir Walter Raleigh is the author of “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd.” Sir Walter Raleigh was also a writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier spy, and explorer. His poem “The Nymph’s Reply” to the Shepherd is an answer to Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Both of these poems are about a love story that is very complicated for the lovers. In (“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”), both of the characters have a different point of view towards living a happy life. The solution to end this complication is to compromise and come to a mutual agreement.…show more content…
He makes various promises throughout the poem where he promises her to give all the good things in life which are very attractive in nature. So attractive, that it is very hard to resist a person who promises to make this wishes come true in real life. In the poem he says, “A gown made of the finest wool which from our pretty lambs we pull; Fair lined slippers for the cold, With buckles of the purest gold;” (Marlowe). These are few of his promises which he offers to fulfill to his lover as he promises to give her a gown made from the finest wool and slipper with buckles of the purest gold. However, all the things which he is promises are not going to be fulfilled and would not last long enough to live a happy life. In which, he is just living in a world that is totally different from the real world. The life that he is wishing to live with his lover is the most complex issue of this poem. However, the only solution to this would be that he stops making such promises which would not last long enough and start to realize what a real life with her would feel
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