Sonnets portraying immortality of truth.
The immortality of truth is smoothly conveyed by Shakespeare in his sonnets. He described how love stays true in his sonnet 116, ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds’ which is about eternal love and how it was supposed to be. As long as the lovers build the relationship based on mutual trust and understanding, the name of love itself and its unshakeable characteristic will be immortal and no one can ever deny the truth of it. The ‘true minds’ here is believed to be the true reason of getting married, which is true love. When the basis of the relationship is true love, the journey that will be embarked on is not by pretense and everything shared between the two lovers physically and mentally is by all means real. When nothing fake is displayed in a relationship, nothing dreadful will happen to the lovers, which is why the poet could not declare any reasons for stopping the unity of two ‘true-minded’ lovers.
The fact that true love will not ‘alter when alteration finds’ and remains an ‘ever fix’d mark’ (5) proves that the real love will stay true and never change over time. No matter what comes to the lovers’ ways, nothing can stop or separate them even ‘to the edge of doom’ (12). Even time passes by, the truth of the genuine love stays alive even the lovers are dead.
Shakespeare’s creativity has embraced all of us by the use of the amazing classical language and that’s how Shakespeare becomes immortal. Some of the spectacular and famous phrases from Shakespeare’s work that are shared by us until now are ‘to be or not to be’, ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ and ‘But, for my own part, it was Greek to me’. This proves that Shakespeare lives with us through time with his language spoken and spread all over the world and applied in many contexts of life. Shakespeare and all of the people and issues in his writing are always rejuvenated every time people read his works. Therefore, his poetry and plays are celebrated forever and thus, are immortal.
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