The Influence of the Creative Power of Love on Shelley's Idealism

  • Saman Salah Ph.D Scholar, Department of Applied Linguistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
  • Yus’Aiman Jusoh Yusoff Lecturer, Department of Applied Linguistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley's poetry, Idealism, Love, Freedom

Abstract

This study examines Shelley's idealism with respect to his concept of love and the role of nature played in his love poems. The study describes Shelley's believe in the force of love to transform the world into a better place where freedom and justice prevails. The ideal imaginary world of Shelley's mind shows how love dominates, while contempt achieves devastation. As a poet of the romantic era, he strongly believes in the power of nature, which ultimately reforms the world into a new order of peace, freedom and justice. His optimism, love and freedom longs to bring betterment in society for the perfectibility of human beings. His optimism depends upon the eradication of a wide range of oppression and persecution to lead to a compassionate universe. It can be seen that the world of Shelley's imagination is administered with equity and affection, therefore, kindness triumphs over malice when man's heart is ruled by the power of love.

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Published
2015-06-30
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Salah, S., & Jusoh Yusoff, Y. (2015). The Influence of the Creative Power of Love on Shelley’s Idealism. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 1(1), 27-36. https://doi.org/10.26710/jbsee.v1i1.5