Lasting Love in Shakespeare

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“So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day” (Sparks). Being in a relationship is tough now days, and apparently couples in the older times still went through the same types of situations couples today go through. Everyone has their disagreements, and couples never know what life will throw their way. After being with someone for so long, one is bound to have a few fights, but true love perseveres. When reading “Marriage of True Minds” by William Shakespeare and listening to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, readers and listeners are showed time and time again that love can make it through…show more content…
He wants a love he can fight for (Mraz). Couples should have tough love. Though the two works have a lot in common with each other, they also have some differences. The main difference is that in “I Won’t Give Up”, Jason Mraz focuses on what he will do for her and why he is doing all that he is, while in Shakespeare’s “Marriage of True Minds’, he explains what true love is and how love is supposed to be. Another difference in the poems is that in Mraz’s song, he talks about her beauty, while Shakespeare focuses strictly on telling readers about love and more of what is on the inside. Mraz describes how beautiful she is, comparing her eyes to the night sky or watching the sunrise. Shakespeare gives us an experience that is not about looks but more about how love is and how one should act when they are in love. In “I Won’t Give Up” the lyrics suggest that the two in the song are not together, though they once were an item. The words are sung sweetly as though he is trying to get her back and tell her all the things he should have done and what he will do in the future if they get back together. “And in the end, you are still my friend at least we did intend…” (Mraz). These lines suggest that now they are just friends. Now it gives listeners the feeling that the song has not been talking about rough times when they are together, but rather her making it like this by leaving him and him saying I won’t give up on us, even though you
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