Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
"And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Sonnet CXXX: My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing like the Sun
Ah, William Shakespeare. What a guy. No matter what mood I'm in, reading his sonnets always make me feel better. I guess at heart, he is a hopless romantic too, even if he does have a mistress, haha.
The sonnet ends, as all sonnets usually do, with a rhyming couplet. It states that even though his mistress doesn't compare with the glow of the sun, the beauty of a rose, or the majestic scent of perfume, that he still loves her anyways. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One's physical features are not the only asset that make one beautiful.
I like reading Shakespeare for several reasons, but my main reason for reading him is that he puts things in perspective in a very creative way. This piece obviously shows even when one points out another flaws, there is still beauty to be found. Romeo and Juliet exploits the message that one should do what they believe in despite others. Hamlet shows the dangers of revenge and the importance of making decisions. It shows themes of sanity vs insanity. See? All of Shakespeare's works have an important message to be conveyed. I also think that they are all very relatable. No wonder we still read him his works today! The man is a genius!