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A typical situation in these modern times is the picture of a man and woman living together without marriage Even more common than this is a man claiming his love and life for a woman then moving on after he becomes bored with her This idea between man and woman hasnt changed over the years In The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe and The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh shows this battles The question is if the love is real or superficial and also if its everlasting true love The idea that love or infatuation is so strong that it can take mans emotion and lust to blind him and tool him into believing its love is a terrifying thought Marlowe begins a plea with the Lady by promising to all pleasures prove His first proposal only offers experiences that can be shown or felt by either lust or lies Figuring he can use his honey-sweet talk to win her over then never be held accountable for his promises The shepherd next moves to complimenting her beauty and by speaking of coral clasps and amber studs which of course cant compare to her Speaking only of gifts that are beautiful alludes to his fascination with her own beauty Material gifts that can only be used and remembered in the physical world are sadly ignored by Marlowe but recognized by Raleigh Never commenting on anything that is found with in his heart but only speaking of skin-deep gifts justifies Raleighs anger in The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherds What can you expect if it is only skin-deep not true love Recognizing that the Shepherds love only remained true with youth Raleigh asks But could youth last and love still breed The Nymphs response understands its only her beauty that had captured his heart A beauty that will soon fade as her youth passes her by Alluding to time as
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