Percy Bysshe Shelley Controversy

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) is a poet of the Romantic era. There are is such controversy surrounding the discussion of Shelley that the real truth concerning his character, as well as the value and meaning of his poems, remain hard to discern. Each of his advocates assert that his poetic power border on genius and most of his critics agree on this point. However, every matter concerning Shelley continues to be hotly debated. Those opposed to Shelley points to his early life as an example of his lack of moral character. During those years, Shelley were was expelled from college, deserted his wife and children, eloped with Mary Godwin (later to be the author of Frankenstein) and professed belief in communism and free love. Therefore, people

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