Love through the ages; Renaissance

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  • Renaissance
    • Context
      • Many themes of love is explored
      • world view shifts from religion and after life to one stressing the human life on earth
      • Shakespeare- Many plays are set in Italy, where promiscuous behaviour was known.
    • Andrew Marvel
      • To His Coy Mistress
        • Form as a letter
        • Lustful love: "And into ashes all my lust" "My echoing song: then worms shall try/That long preserved virginity"
        • Religious: Love you ten ten years before the flood" "Till the conversion of the jews"
        • Role of Women: "For, Lady, you deserve this state" "Two hundred to adore to each breast"
    • John Donne
      • The Sunne Rising
        • Romantic love: must to they motions lovers season run?
        • Lustful love: "All honour's mimique; All wealth alchimie"
        • Role of women: "she'is all States, and all Princes"
    • Shakespeare
      • Romeo and Juliet
        • Yet if thou swear'st/ Thou may prove false"
        • "If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully"
      • King Lear
        • "she shook/the holy water from her heavenly eyes"
        • "Dog-hearted daughters"
        • "The food of thy abused father's wrath"
      • Taming of the shrew
        • "A women moved is like a fountain troubled/ Muddy, ill-seeing thick, bereft of beauty"
  • Context
    • Many themes of love is explored
    • world view shifts from religion and after life to one stressing the human life on earth
    • Shakespeare- Many plays are set in Italy, where promiscuous behaviour was known.

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