Despite the negative connotations of his mistress, Shakespeare speaks a true woman and true love. The sonnet is a "how-to" guide to love. This poem speaks of a love that is truer than denoting a woman's physical perfection or her "angelic voice." As those traits are all ones that will fade with time, Shakespeare exclaims his true love by revealing her personality traits that caused his love. Shakespeare suggests that the eyes of the woman he loves are not twinkling like the sun: "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" (1).
For the love object, in Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 20, Stella is a goddess that fits in all the conventional beauty and in Sonnet 130; the mistress is an opposite with Stella. In Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 20, Stella barely exists. “As that sweet black which veils the heavenly eye” (line 7), shows th... ... middle of paper ... ...that caused by his unreachable love. In Shakespeare’s sonnet, the persona chosen to take a risk, to look at love in close distance and he get to see it clearly, reality is cruel. The persona use acceptance and told himself and others not to compare beauty.
These comparisons give one a vivid description of his mistress' lacking beauty, and sets one up for the couplet at the end of... ... middle of paper ... ...manner, making them focus primarily on the lacking, yet lustful, physical attributes of his mistress. When he writes "And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she, belied with false compare." (lines 13-14) in the final couplet, one responds with an enlightened appreciation, making them understand Shakespeare's message that true love consists of something deeper than physical beauty. Shakespeare expresses his ideas in a wonderful fashion. Not only does he express himself through direct interpretation of his sonnet, but also through the levels at which he styled and produced it.
“For, lady, you deserve this state,” (Line 19.) However, the opening to ‘To His Coy Mistress’ displays an attitude towards love that is not too serious; despite Marvell going into great depth about how he would love the woman. “Nor would I love at lower rate.” (Line 20.) The poet uses a certain tonality and rhyming couplets which do not help to create a tense and romantic ... ... middle of paper ... ...h has an attitude that is much more serious than that explored in ‘To His Coy Mistress.’ In conclusion, ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell displays a view towards love which is more of a sexual lust… a carpe diem that shows his hunger and interest of sexual intercourse with the woman. It is clear that Marvell does not have enough time to love the lady properly, and the language and structure of the poem creates an overall humorous and fun attitude towards love.
Shakespeare felt that a woman’s true qualities were derived from her character and what she had to offer other than her physical beauty. Things like patience, integrity, and loyalty would have been really great things to Shakespeare. We were given a packet full of sonnets and when we read the first few they are all about excessive physical beauty. Shakespeare does a really good of brining realism to love. He talks about what real love is and how each and every one of us could experience it, but we may
Shakespeare’s speaker saw his lovers’ imperfections and flaws as being her beauty. He knows that no female is flawless, perfect, or the ideal significant other. He loves her just the way she was. On the other hand, McKay illustrates a beautiful woman’s looks being gazed upon rather than her performance. He seen the forced smile on her face, and understood her.
How does one define a perfect match? Society defines two equally attractive individuals as perfectly matched, and that a woman’s beauty defines her attractiveness. In “Litany,” Collin’s speaker presents and describes a true, unconditional and unequally relationship as a picture-perfect puzzle. The speaker names characteristics and attributes that his lover lacks while also listing others attributes in as backhanded manner. While using “you” the speaker portrays and addresses his lover with unusual comparisons and with ordinarily undesirable.
Renaissance readers would understand the way Shakespeare was describing this woman and why he was. He wasn’t they only who saw these women in such ways. Shakespeare is parodying the already hackneyed views of “beauty” as defined by society and the outlandish metaphors use to describe the beauty of the person, Shakespeare “ sonnet 130” is basically saying “look , my love is not perfect and her lips aren’t as red as roses and her eyes are not as blue as sapphires, but she is beautiful to me simply because I love her”(Educator Emeritus 2007). He is slightly making fun of all the poem who use those incredibly unrealistic comparisons to declare the depth if their love. He truly has a sense of humor, and this is still so true today.
O, in this love, you love your child so ill. Lady Capulet believes love comes from appearance, both physical and political, and has nothing to do with emotion. She shows this when she speaks favourably of Paris's looks and his nobility. Shakespeare portrays the Capulet’s as being dull and unloving throughout the play. Lady Capulet even shows that she does not love Capulet when she publicly denounces him. In doing this it is obvious that Shakespeare wants to portray the message that the only true love is the love that exists between Romeo and Juliet.
Viola in William Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night Viola as a main character is the most deceitful; she tricks everybody into believing she's a man, but as well as being most deceitful she is also the most honest and sincere. So what are her attractive qualities? Why does she appeal to us as an audience? In this essay I will be looking at Viola and her appealing qualities as well as the way in which I believe she should be acted. In many ways Viola represents true love, love that is not self-seeking but self-sacrificing, throughout the play she remains true to Orsino, trusting him completely "To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die" she would die for him and willingly.