The Old Testament book Song of Solomon may not be the love story we have always thought. I am picking up earlier proposals by scholars that Song of Solomon is a polemical book — being an attack on the kings of Judah and their sometimes tyrannical practices. The pen is mightier than the sword, and this old Hebrew book delivers a powerful blow.
I suggest that you go and watch the movie, The Princess Bride, then read my arrangement of Song of Solomon and the attending notes. There I defend and expand the idea that Song of Solomon is written as a rebuttal to the oppressive rulers who followed Solomon (and funny enough, that old 1980s movie provides me with a good analogy).
Required of us is a careful and thoughtful use of the scriptures to see how this Old Testament book is part of the story of Jesus. The reading of the book that I am supporting makes clear the shadow of Christ as it was cast into the Old Testament.
I am taking the three character dramatic view of Song of Solomon, for which H. H. Rowley, in his The Servant of the Lord, gives something of a history of the view (p 213), attributing it to H. Ewald (1826) who he says got it from Joacobi (1771) and Lowisohn (1816).