Difficulties of Love Essay by The Research Group

Difficulties of Love
Examples of the pain of romance in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", "Twelfth Night" and the Sonnets.
# 19905 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1993 | US


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"The idea expressed by Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream that "the course of true love never did run smooth" (I.i.134) represents a theme the runs through many of Shakespeare's plays and indeed through much of world literature. The statement itself embodies several ideas. First, it assumes that there is such a thing as true love and that it is a conception based on the idea that two people are literally meant for each other. Second, it states that these two people, though meant for each other, may have to endure a good deal before they can actually achieve the love they feel. Shakespeare works these ideas through in several of his works, and the theme can be seen clearly in Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and the Sonnets.

The Taming of the Shrew brings the idea of endurance and ..."

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