The Master of All Things: The Human Soul in Shelley’s Poems

Xiaochun LIU

Abstract


This article, combined with Shelley’s individual life experience and the historical and cultural parts of the soul from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, expounds Shelley’s idea about the immortality of human soul from the perspective of individual soul. Shelley believes that the human soul is created by God and a perfect man should be a combination of the body and wisdom. Love is the only access to the eternal state of the human soul and the human soul, as the shadow of the soul of the universe, has the characteristic of the immortality after the death of the human body.


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Shelley; Human soul

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