Love In Shakespeare's The Sun And Her Flowers By William Shakespeare

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According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of love is “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties”. Rupi Kaur is a well-known poet among the current generation, seeking to encourage others to be self-sufficient regarding love. In contrast, William Shakespeare writes of the type of love that can found in another person. While Rupi Kaur and William Shakespeare draw love from different sources they discuss similar characteristics of that emotion, describing love as a fullness and invigorating. As each generation changes and evolves, so do the ideas, for example, love. In the past, love mainly pertained as a feeling towards another person. In today’s society an immensely growing topic is the idea of this self-sufficient love that Rupi Kaur discusses through her books. In Rupi Kaur’s book, “The Sun and Her Flowers,” she writes, “We need more love/ Not from men/ But from ourselves/ And each…show more content…
He advocates for selflessness and sharing the love with others so that it is not wasted. In Sonnet 4 he writes, “.. Why doust thou abuse/ The bounteous largess given thee to give?/ Profitless usurer, why dost thou use/ So great a sum of sums yet canst not live?/For having traffic with thyself alone,/ Thou of thyself thy sweet self dost deceive” (5-10). Shakespeare is saying that it would be a shame to not share the gifts that you have been given with others and to just use them to support and preserve yourself. He goes on to say in sonnet 2, “Then being asked where all thy beauty lies,/.. To say within thine own deep-sunken eyes/ Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise./ How much more praise deserved thy beauty’s use/ If thou couldst answer, ‘This fair child of mine..’” (5-10). He reiterates his point through these lines by expressing the idea that because beauty will inevitably fade, it might as well fade while doing something honorable for someone else, like raising a

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