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Silvia by Shakespeare - interpretation Options
shaoley
Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:46:50 PM
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Hello All,

Can you please help me with these lines:

Love doth to her eyes repair - what does this means?
To help him of his blindness;
And, being help'd, inhabits there. - what does this means?

Who is the person being referred to as "him"?
How did Silvia help him?
What kind of blindness is this? Is this a moral decay?

Thanks in advance
saintvivant1
Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:34:16 PM
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I think you could paraphrase the 1st line as "Love returns to her eyes" and the suggestion is, I believe, that this is habitual.
Him is "Love (love is blind) and he is somehow made whole or cured of his blindness(randomness) because love is true when shinning in her eyes.
Basically the lines add up to "She is awesome because she can help Love(maybe Cupid)be more on target".
Vanajakkshi
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 1:28:52 AM
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saintvivant1 wrote:
I think you could paraphrase the 1st line as "Love returns to her eyes" and the suggestion is, I believe, that this is habitual.
Him is "Love (love is blind) and he is somehow made whole or cured of his blindness(randomness) because love is true when shinning in her eyes.
Basically the lines add up to "She is awesome because she can help Love(maybe Cupid)be more on target".


I am not sure of the meaning...
But I literally fell in love with your explanation Applause
kamalraj
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 1:32:24 AM
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Love is truth..But lover?
Christine
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 8:56:18 AM
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I think love 'repairs' the eyes means you sees in a positive way. His "blindness" was he didn't know the miracle of seeing with love in his heart. Now that love is in the heart...it stays because it helped.

(A smart person choose love to stay. This is my opinion)

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