Questions tagged [venus-and-adonis]

Questions about Shakespeare's epic poem 'Venus and Adonis', first published in 1593 and frequently reprinted during the first few decades after its publication. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.

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Does Shakespeare steer the reader's sympathy towards Venus or towards Adonis?

In the narrative poem Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare reuses a story from Ovid's Metamorphoses (which he often used as a source of inspiration), but gives it an original spin: Venus's desire is ...