A New Essay on the Motif of Shakespeare’s Sonnets



About the motif of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, what prevails is that they were mainly written for Shakespeare’s friend and a dark lady. But this view is an misinterpretation of Shakespeare’s sonnets. In fact, Shakespeare’s sonnets express love and ode to truthfulness, benevolence and beauty, and eulogizes the plainness, loyalty and philanthropy derived from them by the way of personification. Besides,they castigate the falsehood,wickedness and ugliness, and enlighten the readers to identify good and evil and guide the common people to tend towards sublimity and holiness. Shakespeare’s sonnets imitate the nature and reflect the life. They are full of wisdom and philosophy, greatly enlightening and are of epoch-making significance.



Shakespeare; Sonnets; Motif

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/13337


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