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Gergana Ivanova Tyaneva A.

Hickman ENG388 Papers 1&2

Romeo and Juliet-a story of choices and fate.

When we talk about great love plays, we usually talk about Romeo and Juliet. A play written by Shakespeare in 1595 , which is jumping across the time and cultures and is applicable for any historical time and any type of situation. The plot is simple –boy meets girl, girl meets boy, they fell in love from first sight and than they realize that their love is not allowed and doomed. Thus they decide to fight against the obstacles, try to save their romance and experience their love to the fullest extent. This story is well-known and intimate to every human being. Shakespearean play could be easily staged in infinite ways and thus it is what makes it universal and understandable to the mass of the people .The tale of the two lovers could be seen as the love between a black guy and a white girl, rich girl and poor boy, Muslim woman and catholic man, communist and capitalist, model and a geek. Everyone wants to believe in the existence of impossible love and quite often it happens and ends with “…and they lived happily ever after”. That sentimental understanding of “Romeo and Juliet” made it so popular and even tough a lot of other great stories have involved the theme of the forbidden love , this play is the pattern on which all the further are build. Even though the love is one of the main ingredients of this play,

The play begins with explanation of the situation between the two families of Romeo and Juliet.In contrast to the Hollywood movies. Because fate is an abstract term. because if that was what Shakespeare wanted to tell to its readers. such an approach is too extreme. It is a play that talks for the unknown patters of fate as much as it points out the human mistakes. no good or evil. is too shallow. being the innocent “star-crossed” lovers. In the end there is that sour feeling that great love left dead and sorrow afterwards. who hadn’t a choice against their predetermined destiny.Shakespeare put much more flavor into it. than just leaving the straight line of the love story . but here on the first lines we can feel the . which usually end with a happy end for the struggling couple. which were equally faulty for the tragic end of the couple. every person builds its own fate with the different choices he or she makes. he would have left Romeo and Juliet live and love each other. without mention their names. It is perplexing because the idea that their great love overcomes everything is lost somewhere between the dead bodies of Romeo and Juliet. There is something else there. “Romeo and Juliet” is not a field of the extremes. Although the usual approach towards “Romeo and Juliet” is sympathetic and blames the events that led to the tragic end only on the fate and the “bad” characters of the play. Therefore the common view of Romeo and Juliet. just variations of alikeness of the human beings. Somehow here it is where this story leaves its sugar lovely line and goes in deeper meaning. in the end of this comedy/tragedy. In that epic story of love. Shakespeare left a pile of dead bodies. there are no saints or devils. the tragic end was outcome of different decisions which were supported at some moments by the fate. Thus “Romeo and Juliet” is much more complicated as a meaning that its initial sugar feeling. just to give a lesson to two rivalry families.

But in this early stage of the acts. My grave is like to be my wedding bed. With the prologue Shakespeare plays with the mind and the emotions of the reader in a way to challenge them on further thinking of the reasons that led to the tragic end of the story. but still that is the first time that he needs to decide on his actions. I pray come and crush a / cup of wine" (I ii. which happens later in the play. My master is the great rich Capulet. Here the young spirit of Romeo could be sensed. if you be not / of the house of Montague’s. and. . if he intended to only show us how their love is going to have a tragic end. he could see his beloved Rosalina . 8688) Here the fate is on the side of Romeo . The first time that a fate could have had crossed the paths of Romeo and Juliet is when the illiterate servant asks Romeo to read the message that his Master Capulet has given him connected to the ball in the night. The prologue says that the two lovers are “star-crossed” and at the same time "mark’s" by "death. The prologue here serves more as an informational piece.” Therefore she is using strong words to compare her wedding as a death." Basically Shakespeare could have left the whole play as prologue. The character of the young boy is even excited by the idea of the night to come and it blames it all to the starts. although this could create some complications and unwanted situations. he is not scared to go the party in the house of the Capulet. thus to the fate for the events that will follow. which tries to lead the mind of the reader into the direction of their doomed love.fate is leaving the two lovers without choice. Some consequence yet hanging in the stars / shall bitterly begin this fearful date". Another interesting line mentioning the fate is Juliet’s line connected with the question if Romeo is married or not she states that if Romeo is to “be married.

Maybe one of the strongest sentences in the tragedy is when Romeo learns about the “death” of Juliet. Thus finally Romeo is talking about choice. The role of the fate is only a percent in the whole play. His sentence putted out of the context could have sounded as a statement of a mad person. but still he wants to defy the stars. “Is it even so? Then I defy you. In this line a big controversial question could be found.1. The cross-moment of fate versus choice in Romeo and Juliet is when Romeo kills Tubal in a duel on the street. was the fate the one guilty for the death of Tybalt or it was Romeo who killed him? Fate has only met them. I am fortune's fool! (3. . But although at this moment Romeo didn’t knew he still had the chance to “defy the stars”. and thus he made a mistake. the Prince wouldn’t have exiled him and the tragic end of the story still could have been fixed. because no one could defy the stars (their fate). and if not could have resolved the tragic end of the play. even makes their love stronger. the decision was in the hands of Romeo. because if he hadn’t killed Tybalt .1.her words are more words of a young teenage girl. as rational decisions of the characters could have changed with their actions the outcome of the play. to go and try to understand what happened with Juliet and hopefully to understand about her plan. who is overreacting and using too strong words to explain how much she likes the unknown stranger at the party. could be defied. Than in the balcony scene they are already aware that their love is impossible which. stars! (5. and that even the fate.2)” Here he implies that probably Juliet’s death was predetermined to happen. which in Elizabethan time was important factor of the century. but in reality their decision for marriage is too childish and fast.11)”. “O.

Print. 1968. Print. No. Works Cited: Cooper. Magritte Vimochanrao. The Multiple Masks of Romeo: Toward a New Shakespearean Production Yellow Springs. but in many turns of the story Romeo and Juliet could have turned their tragic end in a different direction. 4. From Romeo and Juliet were two kids. and left people dead and in the end brought them the same to the Friar or the Nurse. Ohio: Antioch College.The choices that the main and the second characters in Romeo and Juliet. Madness is a relative term. Insanity in Shakespearean Tragedy Hamlet The definition of a mad or a sane person is defined by the reasonable moral views of the society. Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy of Fate and Character. Fate is important factor in “Romeo and Juliet”. Still sometimes it is hard to evaluate whether the person or its whole surrounding is to be insane. Print. 1968. 28. who never acted maturely enough and supported strangely their decisions. were the one that mainly defined the tragic outcome of the play. The Antioch Review: Winter 1968-69. which was immature. Love and Death in Romeo and Juliet. Vol. Jane. who made a lot of wrong choices in the name of their great love. Pictorial Charts Educational Trust. 18:49 Desai. . which tries to describe people who cant react in a normal socially accepted way and cant see the difference between right and wrong.

In this play Shakespeare build his character on a few levels . but still this is not enough justification that he is absolutely sane.and he thinks that the death of Claudius will restore his broken world. Analyzing his character . The person may manipulate others and often has difficulty with trusting others. it seems that in his body he is living with the minds of two people – the intelligent and mild Hamlet and the violent revengouss Hamlet. a smart man who is behaving foolishly in some situations . There are different theories which advocate the two different poles of the question ranging from complete madness to perfect mental condition. The specific emotional situation of his character led him to believe that this acting of madness will help him to revenge the killing of his dad . close connections.The debate on the sanity of the protagonist of one the most famous Shakespearean dramas “Hamlet” is still unresolved as is the question which its main character Hamlet is asking “To Be Or Not to be?”. but on the other hand there are situations that support the actions of only an absolutely insane man. he is a murderer and a hero . Hamlet is one of the most interesting characters in literature. There are enough evidences that could show that Hamlet was perfectly playing his small theatre in order to achieve his aims. Throughout the whole play he is acting logically and reasonably. There is also emotional instability with marked and frequent . The Stanford health institute states that “Relationships with others are intense but stormy and unstable with marked shifts of feelings and difficulties in maintaining intimate. he is tricky but at the same time not able to trick his own demons. leaving space for interpretation and maybe even trying to support the theme of the uncertain nature of the human’s live and reactions. but in reality his revenge is motivated more of the loss of his inner peace . His “madness” could be connected to specific condition that psychiatrist believed was very common to significant figures in human history.

The character struggled to cope emotionally with the situation.3. drug or alcohol abuse. gambling. shoplifting.199)The forged madness was a product of Hamlet’s . successfully. l. There may be unpredictable and impulsive behavior which might include excessive spending.the initial feigned madness and the one that the character didn’t realize until the end . although in outbursts of it they can loose connection with the reality and behave like “Insane People”. The sharp turn of his life .4. overeating or physically selfdamaging actions such as suicide gestures. His depression and rage were the main fuel for the events that followed after his returning back to his home. and a loss of control or fear of loss of control over angry feelings. The person may show inappropriate and intense anger or rage with temper tantrums. depressed. That really resembles the situation Hamlet found himself in.shifts to an empty lonely depression or to irritability and anxiety. also his type of madness has two sides. and incensed. constant brooding and resentment. he channeled all his power and energy to gain revenge.But because he was hurt. because of his believe that he wont loose himself while faking it. because of the incestuous marriage of his mom to the killer of his father . feelings of deprivation. As the character of Hamlet is divided by two . put him trough a serious challenge of his believes and duties. he would eventually end up denying his own sanity. The inner madness of the character is on subconscious level . “ I must be cruel only to be kind”(a.” It is a common condition that 14% of the population of the world have and it has its name because people who have it couldn’t really be consulted as “mad” . which was his uncle Claudius. sc. promiscuity. although he seemed very confident and aware of his revengouss plan not realizing that denying every human behaviour .

In the beginning of the play Hamlet comes back home and the ghost of his father unlocks his hidden anger towards the whole situation. After his first encounter with the ghost is one of the most important moments that puzzle the readers till the end of the play and leave them wondering if he is insane or not. nor the fruitful riverin the eye ( Act I Sc. because she married the killer of his father and haven’t even waited the mourning period before she did so. but still he shows signs of love. Tis not above my inky cloak. The main character have lost not only his father . but his mother is also dead into his eyes .attempt to confuse the people of the castle and divert any suspicion that may be targeted at him in his mission of vindication of his father’s death. No. good mother.It . Nor windy suspiration of forced brevity. II 82) Certain scholars believe that the key problem of Hamlet’s madness is more connected with his probable Oedipus complex . Nor customary suits of solemn black. If his character was not so toughtfull and haven’t delayed the killing of Claudius . probably the play wouldn’t have turned the way it is. That struggle between loving her in maybe inappropriate way and hating her for being involved in the death of his father is tearing him apart. because he criticizes his mother .

never shall. He is behaving inconsistent with her . which was not stable at all . After this point he is sure that all his actions and words will be justified under the mask of lunacy. so help you mercy / How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself. in the beginning of scene 3 he told her he love her . he is still not that sane . and than afterwards he is sending her in the nunnery and telling her that he never loved her. as it happened. although trough acting his alter ego. after learning the truth and taking a decision of his revenge. In the play Ophelia’s first rejection to Hamlet was driven by . / Or by pronouncing some doubtful phrase /. because if he is having the right reasoning he could understand that such move could send Ophelia .. / With arms encumbered thus. he slowly and surely changed into it. Although his actions could be justified with the idea that he cares for her and he wants her to forget him and to be away from him . (Act 1.is because of what he says to Marcello and Horatio. That you know aught of me this do swear.. Scene 5.when he is going to finish his plan with Claudius . He believes that in this way he would be able to prove Claudius is the murderer of his father. never. Probably he had some reasoning behind sending her away . at such times seeing me. Another interesting aspect of his madness is connected with Ophelia – his one and true love. to her tragic end . Lines 177-189) Here the main character exposes his plan to pretend that he is mentally sick. as before. so no one could suspect him of plot against the new king../ As I perchance hereafter shall think meet / To put an antic disposition on. / So grace and mercy at your most need help you. But come / Here. that was the reasoning of a mad person. or this headshake./ That you.

Later on Polonius got killed by mistake by Hamlet in his outburst of rage. he wouldn’t tell Ophelia to stay away from him and a lot of the events that followed wouldn’t have happened. Polonius just assumed that probably the reason behind his madness is the love rejection and thus informed the King and the Queen first for his condition and second mistakenly made them calm .03. It is said he read it in the Ovid’s Metamorphosis . Gergana Tyaneva A. In the scene of meeting Polonius Hamlet was eager to convince him he is out of his mind by pretending he doesn’t recognize him and using insulting language. thinking that his behavior is not connected with the real reason for his revenge.09 Discuss the play-within-the-play (Pyramus and Thisbe) from MND as a parody of Rom. because if Hamlet haven’t tried to convince her father Polonius that he is mad . but where he is eaten” .his dad assumption that he is mad . But it was all connected . “Not where he eats. As probably Ophelia . Afterwards when he was confessing his murder to Claudius his reactions were of an completely insane person.the one of Romeo and Juliet. and it is the prototype of the most famous forbidden love story. Shakespeare uses the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe twice in his works. her initial coldness was the end of his sanity. He was talking as he wasn’t realizing that he killed the father of his love . This myth is an old roman mythology. was one of the last people that Hamlet loved . .Hickman ENG388 18. and was also taking the whole situation as a joke using sarcastic replies to the questions Claudius asked him. and she should stay away from him.

Summed up. the Pyramus and Thisbe story is used as a subplot that goes through the entire Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also the prologue of Romeo and Juliet is a classic Shakespearean sonnet in its form and iambic pentameter. elsewhere in the playwithin-the play in Midsummer’s Night Dream the supposed melodrama . because the whole cast consists of the Pyramus. The prologue in Romeo and Juliet sounds serious. becomes a comedy towards its end. While the act in Romeo and Juliet is going flawless to its end. Both Romeo and Juliet and Pyramus and Thisbe begin with a prologue. In Romeo and Juliet . Quince prologue is a parody of sonnet. the comedy and the fun that could be found in the begging become a real tragedy in the end . showing us the different points of view on the same story. While Romeo and Juliet is a whole play. that maybe this story is a dream. All of these contrasts with the hilarious prologue of the Mechanical’s play in Midsummer’s Night Dream. which is describing the settings and the events that are going to be seen. The Lion and The Moonshine. and although it is explaining the future events it is leaving certain mystery and interpretation to the ones who will be “The which if you with patient ears attend”. trying to imply to the readers. this second tragedy seems like comedy from its opening lines. and the rhymes sound as nursery small poems. Also the introduction of the characters of the play is ridiculous. the act in Pyramus and Thisbe is constantly interrupted by the comments of Quince . All those elements create this humoristic approach towards the . The sentences are not whole and well build. Thisbe.Shakespeare was able to present this plot in two very different directions.explaining different hilarious things of the “melodrama” that is going in front of the eyes of the characters of Midsummer’s Night Dream. The Wall.

just put in a different words and settings. my love? / What. that every happy story could have a tragic end too. which makes even the most tragic scene of the play feel like an ironic wink to the reader. Shakespeare decided on leaving the Mechanical’s play without prologue. when the lion explains he is not exactly a lion. and maybe conclude. because it is a direct mirrored parody of the dying scene in Romeo and Juliet. Thisbe’s death is also interesting. and when the wall and moonshine are explaining their roles in the middle of the play.”. and even because it was announced as “'A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus And his love Thisbe. it is even funnier. The scenes that are really tragically in Romeo and Juliet are grotesquely portrayed by the Mechanical’s in their performance of Pyramus and Thisbe. to actually leave the scene and die . after explaining how he is dying and how his soul is going to moonshine. very tragically mirth. While the death in Romeo and Juliet is tragic . but maybe the it is just again an open end to the reader. dead. For example the overuse of exclamation words like “oh”. to look at the play of Pyramus and Thisbe as a subplot to the Midsummer’s Night Dream play. Than she is comparing his features with colors and plants. “o” which are exaggerating the love of the two lovers in the play. . but it provides a lesson of wisdom. The prologue in Romeo and Juliet sounds serious again and it leaves a bitter feeling in the end.Pyramus and Thisbe play. Death in Romeo and Juliet and death in Pyramus and Thisbe is creating the different tone in the two plays. Thisbe’s approach to the dead Pyramus is “Asleep. the death scene in Pyramus and Thisbe’s performance is comical. my dove?” which sound totally out of place. First of all Pyramus needs five repetitions of the word “die” .

144 and 147 come from different sequences. <http://www.03. 144 and 147 are all constructed in the usual Shakespearean sonnet manner.09 Pick any three of Shakespeare’s sonnets and compare and contrast them on the basis of subject matter and form.william-shakespeare.Hickman ENG388 18.com/lward/writing/mirrors." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Wordman's Writings . The rhyme scheme for all of those sonnets is abab cdcd efef gg. 2010. 18 Mar. 18 Mar.htm>. (116.147) Sonnets 116. In all of them the author has used different literary devices to express his main ideas. 144. Sonnet 116 is still talking about the platonic and true love of Shakespeare towards the young youth.". as a main theme of his struggle .info/shakespeare-play-a-midsummer-nightsdream. Web. <http://www. Web.Mirrors. Thus the relationship between those three sonnets is very interesting to contrast and compare. 2010. The three sonnets 116. Gergana Tyaneva A. while sonnet 147 is concentrated on the lustful love of the author towards the “dark lady” which is the second important image in the Shakespearean sonnets. because the images of the dark woman and the fair man could be traced in the whole universe of the Sonnets. Sonnet 144 is the only one who is embodying the two images at one place and probably hinting for a secret relationship between them.divnull.Works Cited: A Midsummer Night's Dream the Play by William Shakespeare.html>. They consist of three quatrains and a final couplet which is composed in iambic parameter.

The author talks about the “marriage of true minds”. There is nothing immortal and pure as it was in the sonnet written for the young man. The author uses this metaphor through the whole sonnet to present the hopeless situation he is in. here love is connected with illness and death “Desire is death. though rosy lips and cheeks”. In 116 he is picturing this type of love as eternal and unshakable from different difficulties. even time is not strong enough to break the idea of this perfect relationship between minds. The desire for the flesh is the metaphor of the death of the pure love. This type of love is compared to an incurable illness. In contrast in sonnet 147 the author is talking about his other type of love – the dark lady. Again the flesh is denied as a part of the perfect love “Love’s not Time's fool. In this sonnet love is portrayed as platonic.and his desire of understanding the true nature of love and they have their “meeting” in the lines of sonnet 144. Shakespeare . because time could delete the beauty and thus the true love could only be found in the connection of the “true minds”. there is an absence of the usual lust and desire connected with love. In sonnet 116 Shakespeare is presenting the idea that the mind is where love begins and so this type of love is the real and the most durable one. Sonnet 116 is explaining the divine nature of love. The last two lines are assuring the author’s stable views on the position he took about love in the previous quatrains. Every quatrain is explaining a different vision on love. This type of love is the first type of love Shakespeare is explaining in the consequences of the young man sonnets. implying that in its purest form true love is platonic and it is connecting the minds of the people in sacred union. In contrast to sonnet 116. which physic did except”. This illustration of true love is a strong indication that the author’s view of love is beyond flesh.

the author is stating his not sure future. The author is sure about his intentions and the righteousness of this type of love. love is lustful and dark.sees that type of love as the one that could metaphorically kill his soul. Here in contrast of the sonnet 116. both to each friend” . on the other hand he is not able to go away from his habit of loving the mistress and this is creating a dilemma for him. yet not directly tell.love. In sonnet 147. and his weakness that even though he knows the dark lady is not “thee fair and thought thee bright”. There the author states his preferences towards the type of the love he has with the young man. she is the only one who is able to cure him. The author is struggling over his knowledge that type of love is lustful and connected with the flesh . he can’t refuse this type of love. His main issue is that probably there is a probability that his two worlds collide in one and thus he would be left out. The dark lady is pictured as the “physician to my love”. The difference is the subject of the love in the two sonnets. it is disturbing the universe of the Shakespearean sonnets and it is forming an uncertain future for the author. but being both from me. The meeting point of the two different aspects of Shakespearean love is in sonnet 144. In the first one the subject is the young man and thus love is immortal and overcoming everything. and thus he knows he needs to overcome it . Again as the usual Shakespearean sonnet format the last two lines represent the resolution of the previous three quatrains. Those two sonnets are both discussing the same topic. “Suspect I may. But the cure here is still keeping with the sinful habit of loving the dark lady.

Also. when the platonic love is tested under the calls of the flesh. 144. creating a perplexed universe for the author. In all of them the author has used different literary devices to express his main ideas. He is struggling to keep his love towards the young man pure. . till my bad angel fire my good one out Gergana Tyaneva A. in this sonnet the author is implying probably the idea of the bad angel. In sonnets 116 and 144 and Shakespeare is portraying his love universe and his different atititudes towards love. whether there is a possibility of neither of the loves to be the true one. but live in doubt. Yet this shall I ne'er know. pure love exist in the lines of the sonnet. The rhyme scheme for all of those sonnets is abab cdcd efef gg. who will ruin his good angel. They consist of three quatrains and a final couplet which is composed in iambic parameter. a new question emerges.Hickman ENG388 18. Probably the resolution comes. the lustful love and the platonic. (116. In 147. In sonnet 147 contrasting to the other two.09 Pick any three of Shakespeare’s sonnets and compare and contrast them on the basis of subject matter and form. because she will ruin his pure idea of the image of the young man. 144 and 147 are all constructed in the usual Shakespearean sonnet manner. and to be able to escape from the lustful love of the dark lady.147) Sonnets 116.03.

though rosy lips and cheeks”. as a main theme of his struggle and his desire of understanding the true nature of love and they have their “meeting” in the lines of sonnet 144. The last two lines are assuring the author’s stable views on the position he took about love in the previous quatrains. This type of love is the first type of love Shakespeare is explaining in the consequences of the young man sonnets. implying that in its purest form true love is platonic and it is connecting the minds of the people in sacred union. because the images of the dark woman and the fair man could be traced in the whole universe of the Sonnets. In 116 he is picturing this type of love as eternal and unshakable from different difficulties. In sonnet 116 . This illustration of true love is a strong indication that the author’s view of love is beyond flesh. Sonnet 144 is the only one who is embodying the two images at one place and probably hinting for a secret relationship between them.The three sonnets 116. Thus the relationship between those three sonnets is very interesting to contrast and compare. Sonnet 116 is still talking about the platonic and true love of Shakespeare towards the young youth. 144 and 147 come from different sequences. even time is not strong enough to break the idea of this perfect relationship between minds. In this sonnet love is portrayed as platonic. Every quatrain is explaining a different vision on love. The author talks about the “marriage of true minds”. Sonnet 116 is explaining the divine nature of love. because time could delete the beauty and thus the true love could only be found in the connection of the “true minds”. there is an absence of the usual lust and desire connected with love. while sonnet 147 is concentrated on the lustful love of the author towards the “dark lady” which is the second important image in the Shakespearean sonnets. Again the flesh is denied as a part of the perfect love “Love’s not Time's fool.

In contrast in sonnet 147 the author is talking about his other type of love – the dark lady.Shakespeare is presenting the idea that the mind is where love begins and so this type of love is the real and the most durable one. Shakespeare sees that type of love as the one that could metaphorically kill his soul. There is nothing immortal and pure as it was in the sonnet written for the young man. Here in contrast of the sonnet 116. the author is stating his not sure future.love. Again as the usual Shakespearean sonnet format the last two lines represent the resolution of the previous three quatrains. it is disturbing . she is the only one who is able to cure him. Those two sonnets are both discussing the same topic. here love is connected with illness and death “Desire is death. which physic did except”. and thus he knows he needs to overcome it . The desire for the flesh is the metaphor of the death of the pure love. The dark lady is pictured as the “physician to my love”. The author is struggling over his knowledge that type of love is lustful and connected with the flesh . This type of love is compared to an incurable illness. In the first one the subject is the young man and thus love is immortal and overcoming everything. he can’t refuse this type of love. In contrast to sonnet 116. on the other hand he is not able to go away from his habit of loving the mistress and this is creating a dilemma for him. The author is sure about his intentions and the righteousness of this type of love. The author uses this metaphor through the whole sonnet to present the hopeless situation he is in. love is lustful and dark. The difference is the subject of the love in the two sonnets. In sonnet 147. But the cure here is still keeping with the sinful habit of loving the dark lady. and his weakness that even though he knows the dark lady is not “thee fair and thought thee bright”.

“Suspect I may. His main issue is that probably there is a probability that his two worlds collide in one and thus he would be left out. a new question emerges. till my bad angel fire my good one out . He is struggling to keep his love towards the young man pure. yet not directly tell. the lustful love and the platonic. Probably the resolution comes. in this sonnet the author is implying probably the idea of the bad angel. In sonnets 116 and 144 and Shakespeare is portraying his love universe and his different atititudes towards love. but live in doubt. but being both from me. In 147. when the platonic love is tested under the calls of the flesh. and to be able to escape from the lustful love of the dark lady. In sonnet 147 contrasting to the other two. Yet this shall I ne'er know. because she will ruin his pure idea of the image of the young man. The meeting point of the two different aspects of Shakespearean love is in sonnet 144. whether there is a possibility of neither of the loves to be the true one. both to each friend” Also.the universe of the Shakespearean sonnets and it is forming an uncertain future for the author. who will ruin his good angel. pure love exist in the lines of the sonnet. There the author states his preferences towards the type of the love he has with the young man. creating a perplexed universe for the author.