But do thy worst to steal thyself away
There is an interesting logic being applied in this sonnet; do your worst for I will die without you but, being dead, I cannot be hurt. It seems to be a foolproof strategy for surviving infidelity. Just as Shakespeare toys with ideas, students of the Bard can toy with how such conundrums are framed and developed. The practical activities in the workbook and the reading on the PowerPoint make access a little easier and an exploration of the sonnet form a lot more fun.