Posted by saformo on 15 diciembre 2010

As a representant of the early generation of romatic poets Shelley was unhappy with the politic and social panorama that he had to live. During the XIX century the political and social rights took part in the English streets. Shelley was politically commited in its time and he was a fighter for the growth of political rights in Britain in the 19th century, claiming that every person to be an individual with freedom as an individual and claiming the right of universal suffrage that was achieved in 1832 with the law of the Great Reform Act.

The influence not only of his literary works on other writer but also the political thinking of Percy Shelley was exerted to the subsequent generation of poets and specially to the victorian poets, and also Shelley exerted a notable influence in the socialims and marxist circle.

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
Percy Bysshe Shelley