I love Shakespearean sonnets, and I have rarely gotten to have any dealings with them since they are seen in Senior level literature and I have only taught Sophomores & Juniors. So I thought we might all need a little love today, so I have chosen “Sonnet 141” by the great William Shakespeare. It is one of my favorites, actually. I’m not sure if that is because it is simply great…or it could be the fact that the English teacher in 10 Things I Hate About You raps it in a scene. By the way, that is a great movie based on The Taming of the Shrew, so if you get a chance, check it out.
Anyway, back to the sonnet.
I just love this sonnet. To me it says that you can love in so many different ways, and sometimes that love is fighting itself within you. That’s just a short and sweet interpretation from me. What do you think?