The Master of All Things: The Human Soul in Shelley’s Poems

Xiaochun LIU


This article, combined with Shelley’s individual life experience and the historical and cultural parts of the soul from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, expounds Shelley’s idea about the immortality of human soul from the perspective of individual soul. Shelley believes that the human soul is created by God and a perfect man should be a combination of the body and wisdom. Love is the only access to the eternal state of the human soul and the human soul, as the shadow of the soul of the universe, has the characteristic of the immortality after the death of the human body.


Shelley; Human soul

Full Text:



Bloom, H. (2005). Poets And Poems. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers.

Brandes, G. (1997). Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature:Volume 4. Beijing: The People Literature Press. (Trans by Xu Shigu Jiang Feng, Zhang Zhimeng)

Butter, P. (1954). Shelley’s Idols of The Cave. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Gayley, C. M. (2005). The Classic Myth in English Literature and in Art. Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing Press. (Trans by Beita)

King-Hele, D. (1984). Shelley, His Thought and Work. London: Macmillan.

Shelley, P. B. (1905). The complete poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (T. Hutchinson, Ed.). London: Oxford University Press.

Shelley, P. B. (1964). The letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Vol.2, F. L. Jones, Ed.). Lonon: Oxford university press.

Shelley, P. B. (1965). The complete works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Vol.10). London: Ernest Benn Limited ( by Roger Ingpen and Walter E. Peck (Ed.).)

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. (2000). The complete works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Vol.7, F. Jiang, Ed.). Shijiazhuang: Hebei Education Press.

Watson, J., Zachary, R., & Haywood, I. (Eds.) (1992). English poetry of the romantic period writings 1789-1830. New York: Longman Publishing.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2015 Xiaochun LIU

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share us to:   


  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Online Submission:

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
  • We only use four mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:;;;

 Articles published in Cross-Cultural Communication are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 1055 Rue Lucien-L'Allier, Unit #772, Montreal, QC H3G 3C4, Canada.
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://; Http://;

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture