Me and James had to read his sonnet and analyze it. First we thought that it was about a girl who he is deeply insanely in love with. But when I read the last couple of sentences at the end. I had found out that his lover isn't a women, he's a guy. So that basically describes it all.
Well i don't think so. I only thing he didn't care about other people were gay or not, he didn't have any prejudice about that because he wrote so many sonnets about love, and most of the sonnet saying her to the lover. So the her means it is female, and Shakespear's lover was female.
Post by nadiraamalina on Dec 24, 2012 4:10:54 GMT -5
It could have been a fictional romance. Like, Shakespeare wrote this sonnet to attract gay fans? People have said before that since he had a wife and children, he definitely likes girls. So he's not only into men. Even if he was gay, I don't think it was a wise decision to publish the sonnet if, like Kevin said, there were anti-sodomy laws in the past. Publishing the sonnet would've gotten him arrested, and he would've been punished. So I don't think he's gay.
I think Shakespeare was gay, too because the writing shows a person's personality. For example, the sonnet 24 is about himself looking in the mirror. If you first read it, it's like saying to his lover.
well, i think that shakespeare was both...like homosexual...or bisexual...because just like what saimoon said, he was married to anne hathaway and he had kids. but... well, it depends on people. like if they hear the sonnets he wrote and they feel that he was talking about a man loving man. i think, just like esther said, it depends on how the people sees it.
Post by jooyoungpark on Jan 21, 2013 8:50:00 GMT -5
I believe he was bi, since he had a wife and children to take care of, and a family he loved. However since there are a lot of controversy towards the fact that he is gay, the family could have just been a cover up for his real "identity".