He was the eldest legitimate son of Sir Timothy Shelley —a Whig Member of Parliament for Horsham from —92 and for Shoreham between —12, and his wife, Elizabeth Pilfol — a Sussex landowner. He had four younger sisters and one much younger brother. He received his early education at home, tutored by the Reverend Evan Edwards of nearby Warnham. His cousin and lifelong friend Thomas Medwinwho lived nearby, recounted his early childhood in his The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The young Shelley was educated at Syon House Academy —04 and then at Eton —10where he resisted physical and mental bullying by indulging in imaginative escapism and literary pranks. Between the spring of and that ofhe published two Gothic novels and two volumes of juvenile verse.
In the fall of Shelley entered University College, Oxford, where he enlisted his fellow student Thomas Jefferson Hogg as a disciple.
Hogg submitted to his family, but Shelley refused to apologize to his. Late in AugustShelley eloped with Harriet Westbrook, the younger daughter of a London tavern owner; by marrying her, he betrayed the acquisitive plans of his grandfather and father, who tried to starve him into submission but only drove the strong-willed youth to rebel against the established order.
Early inShelley, Harriet, and her older sister Eliza Westbrook went to Dublin, where Shelley circulated pamphlets advocating political rights for Roman Catholics, autonomy for Ireland, and freethinking ideals.
The couple traveled to Lynmouth, Devon, where Shelley issued more political pamphlets, and then to North Wales, where they spent almost six months in — Lack of money finally drove Shelley to moneylenders in London, where in he issued Queen Mabhis first major poem—a nine-canto mixture of blank verse and lyric measures that attacks the evils of the past and present commerce, war, the eating of meat, the church, monarchy, and marriage but ends with resplendent hopes for humanity when freed from these vices.
Following travels through France, Switzerland, and Germany, they returned to London, where they were shunned by the Godwins and most other friends. But a Chancery Court decision declared Shelley unfit to raise Ianthe and Charles his children by Harrietwho were placed in foster care at his expense.
After revisions, it was reissued in as The Revolt of Islam. Queen Mab, the early poems first published in as The Esdaile Notebook, Laon and Cythna, and most of his prose works were devoted to reforming society; and even Alastor, Rosalind and Helen, and the personal lyrics voiced the concerns of an idealistic reformer who is disappointed or persecuted by an unreceptive society.
But in Italy, far from the daily irritations of British politics, Shelley deepened his understanding of art and literature and, unable to reshape the world to conform to his vision, he concentrated on embodying his ideals within his poems. Later, as he became estranged from Mary Shelley, he portrayed even love in terms of aspirationrather than fulfillment: During their stay, little Clara Shelley b.
In November the Shelleys traveled through Rome to Naples, where they remained until the end of February Settling next at Rome, Shelley continued Prometheus Unbound and outlined The Cencia tragedy on the Elizabethan model based on a case of incestuous rape and patricide in sixteenth-century Rome.
He completed this drama during the summer of near Leghorn, where the Shelleys fled in June after their other child, William Shelley b. Even so, it is a less notable achievement than Prometheus Unbound: Both plays appeared about In Prometheus Shelley inverts the plot of a lost play by Aeschylus in a poetic masterpiece that combines supple blank verse with a variety of complex lyric measures.
By eschewing revenge, Prometheus, who embodies the moral will, can be reunited with his beloved Asia, a spiritual ideal transcending humanity; her love prevents him from becoming another tyrant when Jupiter is overthrown by the mysterious power known as Demogorgon.
The end of the act describes the renovation of both human society and the natural world. Act IV opens with joyful lyrics by spirits who describe the benevolent transformation of the human consciousness that has occurred.
To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night; To defy Power which seems Omnipotent; To love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates. After moving to Pisa inShelley was stung by hostile reviews into expressing his hopes more guardedly.
Late that year, Oedipus Tyrannus; or, Swellfoot the Tyrant, his satirical drama on the trial for adultery of Caroline estranged wife of King George IVappeared anonymously but was quickly suppressed.
Inhowever, Shelley reasserted his uncompromising idealism. His essay A Defence of Poetry published eloquently declares that the poet creates humane values and imagines the forms that shape the social order: The verse drama Hellas published celebrates the Greek revolution against Turkish rule and reiterates the political message of Laon and Cythna—that the struggle for human liberty can be neither totally defeated nor fully realized, since the ideal is greater than its earthly embodiments.
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