Compare And Contrast Shakespeare And Marvel And A Mistress's Love

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A Mistress’s Love
The poems presented by William Shakespeare and Andrew Marvell offer modern day viewpoints during a period known as the “Enlightenment Era” or the seventeenth century. My choice for these two literary works are based on the titles, the era in which they were written, and an interest in their viewpoint. Andrew Marvel was well known for his work “To His Coy Mistress,” his positions he was appointed to in politics, and his profession in tutoring young men and women of the King and Queen. His works were written over a three-year period during which he served as a tutor for the daughter of the King of Buckingham. Unlike Marvel, William Shakespeare is well known for his literary works such as, “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s
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“If snow is white, why then her breasts are dun/ if hairs are wires, black wires grow on her head/ I have seen roses damasked, red and white/ But no such roses see me in her cheeks,” he points out all the flaws of his mistress in a manner opposite of poets before to break down the illusions created by poets about ordinary beauty. In Shakespeare’s view, “My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground./ And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare/ as any she belied with false compare,” he is clearly in love with her beauty despite her flaws and that love is rare to come by. His view of beauty is one that is often rarely recognized in society today, although we can relate to this in modern times as beauty that begins to be exaggerated in the media, movies, and the fashion industry. “In fourteen lines of “ Sonnet 130,” Shakespeare seems to undo, discount, or invalidate nearly every Petrarchan conceit about feminine beauty employed by his fellow English sonneteers,” as she conquers that Shakespeare is mocking fellow poets exaggeration of female beauty through their work (Steele 133). This comparison exemplifies that his work was meant to be a reality check to everyone that although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we must be realistic as to how we are viewed outside of

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