After studying the sonnet of Shakespeare, I think if the emotion between two men is only called

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After studying the sonnet of Shakespeare, I think if the emotion between two men is only called male friendship, Shakespeare‟s sonnets assert too much love to be addressed to a man. It seems ridiculous that Shakespeare, a moral man addressed abundant affectionate sonnets to men. His poems use language of love: “lord of love”, “eternal love”, “my lovely boy”, “my friend and I are one”, “thou mine, I thine”. Those languages sometimes can be regarded as non-sexual friendship, in Shakespeare‟s work; they are certainly the language of sexual love. Many of the sonnets are saturated in the language of longing and desire; they showed some sorrow about the lacking of the male friend‟s “sweet love”. There are many explicit and implicit clues in the…show more content…
In a conventional concept, Antonio is an unattached man who takes no part in the courting games of the play and who is unassimilated into its happy ending. He is a gloomy people which making me think that maybe his unhappiness caused by his love. There are many clues showed Antonio‟s love to Bassanio, the core plot which Antonio is willing to sacrifice his life to repay debt for Bassanio is a kind of dauntless love. This action reminds me one of the proverbs in the Bible: “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. I t bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” (Matthew 7-13, 14). Enduring all things is one of the true essences of love, if Antonio‟s behavior is not out of love, no other thing in the world can be called love. In Bassanio and Antonio part, Bassanio told him he would make some speed of his return. He answered, “Do not so. Slubber not business for my sake, Bassanio, but stay the every riping of the time; and for the Jew‟s bond which he hath of me, let it not enter in your mind of love. Be merry, and employ your chiefest thoughts to courtship and such fair ostents of love. As shall

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