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Venus and Adonis Images of Sexuality in Nature Love is the answer but while you are waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions - Woody Allen Throughout his plays and poetry Shakespeare imbeds numerous and diverse themes many of them relating to love sexuality life death religion and countless others In his poem Venus and Adonis Shakespeare tackles the theme of sexuality as a representation of love and a function of Nature The characters of Venus and Adonis often times reminiscent of an Elizabethan fallen Adam and Eve create a sexually charged poem that lends much of the power and influence of love and life and death to Nature Shakespeare creates a natural phenomenon that physically links the love and actions of these two characters to the forces both positive and destructive to Nature herself The poem allows Venus and Adonis a certain power or authority over the forces that lie within the powers of Nature but Shakespeares creation of this sexual narrative as a depiction of erotic desire as a tragic event leads the characters to inevitable misfortune and a complete loss of control over their circumstances Shakespeares text can be broadly divided into three sections The first being Venus expressions of love for Adonis the second involving Adonis death and the hunt and the third and final section focuses on Venus reaction to the loss of Adonis In the first third Venus tries with increasing desperation to entice Adonis into sex The pastoral setting on the primrose bank is ideal for the sexually charged analogies she creates She bombards him with oxymorons involving hot ice showers him with floral metaphors launches into an extended variation on the old carpe diem theme and cracks familiar puns on words such as harts and deer Venus seems to have inspired control over her own body and wondrously metamorphosizes her form to suit her purpose making it heavy enough
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