How Did Shakespeare Define Love....

Published: 18th July 2010
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How do you define the most common but a very unusual feeling of emotion... Love. Well if ask me... I would say it is a phase that makes us realize - How beautiful this life is? How beautiful the creation is?. However, different people have different conceptualization on this beautiful flow of passion. The very term Love was considered to be 'BAD' in earlier times... in fact it was given an ugly face so that no one could even think of going near it... but till date this idolatry could not be stop from being pierced into the heart of the loved one. I wonder how could people bear the ones who fell in love... rather I would say they rise in love.

If asked for an example there are hundred and one... although most of them are fiction... yet "Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs", even the great poet like Shakespeare, who created the two star- crossed lover - Romeo & Juliet said .

...Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or Bends with the remover to remove.

O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests and is never shaken.

It is the star to every wandering bark,

whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

-- William Shakespeare

It is said that when Love is in the air... everything around seems beautiful... the flower bloom... they spread the fragrance... everybody seems good and fresh... Is love so powerful that it can change the entire scenario? I think it is otherwise why whould Shakespeare say "Love is a spirit of all compact of fire". The impact of love is so incensing that it can change your mental mind set. Inspired by the way love is characterized by William Shakespeare and the way he thinks, "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind".

Shakespeare has always tried to come up with new ways of people falling in love... whether it is the young generation - Romeo & Juliet or to make someone fall in love by being rude - Taming the Shrew; to die for love and kill for it - Othello; The divine love of Anthony & Cleopatra; several more... Shakespeare, in every work of his, gave a touch of freshness... keeping in mind the role of adoration and madness at the highest level... in none of his plays did he comprise on the charm and admiration. This great poet, author, dramatist gave us a new meaning of life altogether... his English was tough to understand... yet what he meant was understandable.

In all his love plays, William Shakespeare has shown the obsessiveness and possessiveness - Like in Hamlet- a play indecision, seeking revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate. ... the line, "To be, or not to be: that is the question" Hamlet Act III, Scene I. In just one line he explained the intensity of the situation and need... all his dialogues do have such a deep meaning. The comedy 'As You Like it', "Can one desire too much of a good thing?". As You Like It (Act IV, Scene I). The line so simple but makes you feel sit on the zenith when said to you. This was the beauty of Shakespearean drama... the dialogues and lines where so true that it pierce through heart bringing tears in your eyes.

Robert Browning in once quoted, "Take away love and our earth is a tomb"... it is so true... how would the earth look like without any arms encompassing love, without breeze flowing with the fragrance... oh! God, let never happen... as "Love is too young to know what conscience is" as "The course of true love never did run smooth".

Experience the new form of love in a different tune and music... I Too Had A Love Story by Ravinder Singh... is an awesome giving a new definition to the term 'Love'. . Look out for similar books in

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