British Reniassance. Refers Of Marlowe Essay

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The British Renaissance produced many types of literature for the world to see. Shakespeare, Spenser, and Marlowe all contributed to the shaping of the time period. Christopher Marlowe's 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' portrays one of the typical love poems that can be seen from the Renaissance. A man is in search of the love of another girl, or woman. Sir Walter Raleigh wrote a poem in response to this passage of Marlowe's entitled 'The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd.' Although the name of the girl is not stated anywhere in the former poem, Raleigh decided to use a wood nymph as his subject. The Shepherd seems to be a meaningful man. His plead for the nymph's love seems true, but is hollow. The Nymph's reply frankly points this out to the Shepherd in her reply and jokingly refuses him her love. The themes of age, weather and the seasons, and materialism all appear in the two poems. Though, both authors use them differently to show how love should be attained.Love should be attained by use of the heart. This theory is the premise of Christopher Marlowe's 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.' The Shepherd in his poem offers the world to his Love and everything with it. He is an old man and hopes to win the girl's heart. Notice the word 'hopes.'If these delights thy mind may move,Then live with me and be my love.And so the last two lines of the poem end. Putting these lines at the very end of the poem emphasizes the unsure gestures of the Shepherd. His age also brings up another very interesting view of Marlowe's. In the poem, Marlowe expresses the idea that age has no influence upon love and a person's feelings. The shallow rivers, waterfalls, birds singing, and flowers all personify the Shepherd's feeling that age has nothing to do with love and his hopes of winning the younger girl's heart. The scene that is created is highly discernible as Spring, the time of year associated with love and light-heartedness. The allusions to these things also demonstrates the Shepherd's hollow sense of hope. The Shepherd tries to lure the girl by offering her everything in the world. This materialism clearly shows that Marlowe believes that only fancy trinkets and beautiful possessions will win the heart of a girl. In virtually every stanza, there is a reference to a nicety that the Shepherd offers the girl in pursuit of her love.A belt of straw and ivy buds,With coral clasps and amber studs;Christopher Marlowe's Shepherd clearly believes that the only surefire way of attaining love would be to offer as much as you can and lure your subject into a false sense of being loved by giving her (or him) the world.The world means nothing to Sir Walter Raleigh's Nymph, the girl Raleigh presumes...

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