William Shakespeare’s infamous sonnet 73, is a heart wrenching expression of a man past his prime, gingerly enquiring if he will be loved as ardently as he was during his youth. Shakespeare, being notorious for the delicate manner by which he weaves metaphor into his poetry has done the same with sonnet 73, making it a pleasant and tangible work for one to read several centuries subsequent to its publication.
The vulnerability being expressed by the narrator is suggestive of his humble nature and causes me to internally swoon at his adorable hesitancy and uncertainty about whether he is still…
“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
An exceptional tale, petrifyingly ahead of its times, pursues the mournful albeit meaningful life of a young girl in nineteenth century Britain —Jane Eyre.
Orphaned and vilified, Jane has little to cushion her harsh formative years. Banished to an institution with a draconian headmaster and scrupulous regime, she perseveres to the best of her abilities whilst being subject to agonizing atrocities and neglect, until, years later, she crosses the threshold of Thornfield Hall.
Encompassed within a…
I love words and their speakers.