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Love and Lust in Shakespeare sonnets Shakespeare sonnets are on a variety of themes such as time love gender politics sexuality law methaphysics and many others They express strong feelings and strong arguments However shakespeare struggle with love and lust is evident in his sonnets Troughout the reading of Shakespeare sonnets I can persieve that he is a profound admirer of beuty and he persieves beuty of different ways There are some kinds of beuty that he considers good for his spirit and others that he considers bad or evil for his spirit The beuty of the sun earth and sea for example are good for shakespeare On the other hand the beuty of women is evil for him because it persuades him to act with lust Here initiates the dilema that causes the struggle he has with love ans lust It seems that Shakespeare consider women as symbols of lust since their beuty seduces men and makes them act in response to the evil desires that are inside of them - desires of the flesh -which corrup the spirit Two loves I have of comfort and despair which like two spirits do suggest me still The better angel is a man right fair The worser spirit a woman colored ill To win me soon to hell my female evil Tempteth my better angeland would corrupt my saint to be a devil Sonnet 144 page 821 red book The beuty of women is the cause of lust as it is also pictured in sonnet 1 when it says From fairest creatures we desire increase That thereby beutys rose might never die Another sonnet that express Shakespeares blame on women for being the symbol of passion is sonnet 29 A womans face with Natures own hand painted Hast thou the master mistress of my passion page 811 Not only the beuty of women causes passion and lust according to shakespeare
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