Shakespeare lives on through each and every soul; for it is whenever you strive to do your best you are reminded that you are capable. Shakespeare’s sonnets empower people all around the world as well as unite others under one cause. Although Shakespeare himself may have written the sonnets years ago, we reflect on them and are able to learn from them. One cause, one love, one purpose. Shakespeare is able to capture the qualities of love, friendship and values of marriage with nothing more than a few words creating a sonnet.
Shakespeare manages to make a person feel something that is indescribable better known as the feeling of love. Love will find its’ way in the end; it is something that drives all of us as human beings, for everyone wants to be loved. In Shakespeare's sonnet 116: Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds, the importance of love is discussed. As well the importance of interfering with love is noted. Love has a path for everyone, and sometimes not every follows their path. Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes are nothing like the Sun, explains the importance of individuality when dealing with love. Not just in love, but in life in general you must stay true to yourself. For it is far better to be yourself and be happy than be something or someone you are not and not be happy. Love is a challenge, there are going to be broken bonds when dealing with love, not everything is going to instantly connect. In Shakespeare’s sonnet 147: My Love is as a Fever Longing Still, he writes about the infatuation with love itself. “My love is a fever longing still” (Shakespeare). Love is what ultimately keeps you going. It is the driving force behind everything that everyone wants out of life, for if you have no one to share life with what is the point of finding happiness and success alone.
Although everyone is different and comes from their own backgrounds we are able to connect under different passions, finding friendship where least expected. “Is’t not enough to torture me alone” (Shakespeare). Sonnet 133: Beshrew That Heart That Makes my Heart to groan notes the meaning of true friendship. In the end friendship will triumph over betrayal. Friends are there at all times, through both the good and bad. This simplistic connection dealt between two friends is something surely meant to cherish. Again in sonnet 134: So Now I Have Confessed That he is Thine, Shakespeare is able to stress the importance of friendship. Sonnet 134 is able to bring to life the unknown saying; I would take a bullet for my friend. Sonnet 126: O Thou, My Lovely Boy, Who in Thy Pow’r deliberates the beauties found within a friendship. Friendship is something that is meant to be beautiful, cherished, and not taken for granted. However, in society today people are so quick to find replacements; it is truly something we ourselves must draw the fine line of. Think about this, without a friend you are left wondering what if? Life is too short to wonder.