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William Shakespeare

Updated on January 5, 2017

True Love Goes through Anything

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind” (Shakespeare 234). As William Shakespeare meant in his drama A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love can only be felt, it cannot be seen. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds” by William Shakespeare is a good poem to be in the waiting area of a marriage counselor’s office because it shows how strong a true love is. Throughout the poem, William Shakespeare proves that a true love is so strong that not even a fight between the couple can weaken it. His main claim is not to impede a true love of happening. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds, admit impediments” so nobody will prevent these two people to love each other (1-2).

William Shakespeare shows the definition of what love is not, then he defines love in his point of view and gives evidence like the nautical imagery in “it is an ever-fixed mark, that looks on tempests and is never shaken” as an allegory to demonstrate that the true love will pass through all discussions and problems and keep being strong (5-6). The “ever-fixed mark” (5) that William Shakespeare refers to is the North Star, the only star that never changes the position in a night sky, meaning that the true love will never change although some problems.

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds” by William Shakespeare is the best love poem option for a waiting area in a marriage counselor’s office because it has the true love meaning in it. “Bright Star” by John Keats shows more the nature side of love, comparing love to the nature, stating that love is “with eternal lids apart, like nature’s patient” (3-4). “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning could be in the waiting area of a marriage counselor’s office because it shows the ways, it explains how one person loves another and why, “I Love thee to the depth and breath and height” (2). Notwithstanding, William Shakespeare’s poem is a better option because it shows the reality side of love, that even true love has problems sometimes but they keep loving each other after all; and this exemplify what happens in a marriage counselor’s office.

“somewhere i have never travelled” by E.E. Cummings is one of the first poems that I discarded to be used in a marriage counselor’s office because it shows to the reader that the person is nervous for what he/she will do because the person had never tried that before. It sounds like a first experience that the person is still proud of never been “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond any experience” (1-2). This poem did not have the helpful image for a marriage counselor’s office as William Shakespeare’s “Let me not to the marriage of true minds”. William Shakespeare’s poem also shows that true love does not change over time, it does not get weakened. Quite the opposite, if it is a true love, it gets stronger, but only if it is a true love. “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom” exemplifies that fights and discussions happen but it does not make a true love weaker.

William Shakespeare’s “Let me not to the marriage of true minds” shows that although some problems in the relationship, each couple should keep loving each other as intense as they can, no matter what is the problem because in the end, the true love will be there, strong enough to keep both people together, and that is exactly what happens in a marriage counselor’s office; couples go there because their relationship is not good, or they have problems in it, and that poem hanging in the waiting area of this office is a perfect example of how these couples should see their relationships after they faced some problems or discussions.


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    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Interesting sentiments. Welcome to HP. Hope to see more of your work. I'd encourage you to find a native English speaker to help you do a final edit of your work. But I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Shakespeare is an interesting subject for hubs.


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