The poem of "Venus and Adonis" is an interesting one. Venus, the goddess of love and beauty falls in love with a mortal young man who "love he loved to scorn". She openly proclaims her love, pulling Adonis aside, trying to make him love her back. He will not budge, regardless of her kisses and caresses. He just wants to hunt. And then he dies from a debacle of a boar hunt.
Now, how often have we, in our own lives, fallen in love with immature people (or,perhaps they are wise people? Guess it depends on how you look at it) whose interests fall on some specific subject and they cannot love anything else. High school drama here! The jock who likes his car or football more than his girlfriend! The girl who cannot stop shopping to go to a less than expensive dinner with a guy.
This poem may seem silly, maybe stupid, but I like it. Maybe it's because I'm young and silly myself, but I really think "Venus and Adonis" mirrors real-life attempts at love more than we realize. What do you think?
Last Edit: 4 years 11 months ago by Kaitlyn. Reason: grammatical error
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