We know that life in reality gives no obvious moral lessons to the observer. So, how a realistic portrayal of life could be didactic and moralistic, in the strict sense of the term and serve as an honest, frank and realistic portrayal of life, simultaneously. The question also arises that how a writer can become a moralist on one hand and depicts an honest representation of life on the other hand. Does it mean that a writer must instruct and teach at the cost of realism? Does the Critic want Shakespeare to be an instructor of life instead of giving a true representation of life in his works?
He says that the tradition should be respected but every artist should give something new because tradition is not only to copy the old poets but it is a combination of the knowledge of the past and the new elements introduced by the new poets. The personal emotions may or may not be of great importance in the final creation of the poet. `Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion, it is not the expression
I married them, and their stol’n marriage day was Tybalt’s doomsday, whose untimely death banished the new-made bridgeroom from this city; for whom, and did not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. You, to remove that siege of grief from her, betrothed and would have married her perforce to County Paris.” (Shakespeare V. iii. 233-243). Friar Lawrence explains the sight of Romeo and Juliet corpses to the Night Watch and the two families that they were in love. He explains that the family feud would’ve been able to end if they were married, until Romeo was banished.
The structure of ‘Sonnet 116’ is composed to formulate Shakespeare’s quixotic concept of love. Throughout the three quatrains and couplet, the poet changes how he describes love; as what love is not, what it is, and what love is capable of. Quatrain one introduces the primary idea, that is, what Shakespeare’s version of love is not. According to ‘Sonnet 116’: “Love is not love if it alters when it alteration finds/ Or bends with the remover to remove”. Essentially, Shakespeare’s message in quatrain one is that love is not love if it changes when the context changes, or leaves when there is nothing to be loved.
Even though Shakespeare does not make many themes as obvious as others throughout Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare chooses to introduce many universal themes with hidden meanings. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare introduces many obvious themes, but one of the themes that are not clearly stated is everyone fails everyone and don’t trust everyone. This theme suggests that not everything in Romeo and Juliet is all safe and understanding. For example, Romeo’s relationship with family more specifically parents the relationship is strained and distanced. Such as, parents not making an effort to be parents and pick and prod until learning what is wrong with Romeo.
Throughout the history of Shakespearen literature, Shakespeare tends to develop the characters in to a way that complements the story. For an example, in Macbeth, he shows the digression of the main character by an internal conflict residing from a mental condition, if he did not explain every detail of his thought process then the story would be bland and not a literature masterpiece. Another key example is the story of Romeo and Juliet, even though it is a romantic piece, he still assigns different personality traits to each character. Which makes them a key asset to how the story concludes and the theme the reader is left to discover. One of the biggest colliding character interactions is Benvolio and Tybalt.
William Shakespeare was characterized by the fact that he doesn’t give the public and readers and gives a clear result, but he leaves it up to the person to make his or her own opinion about the specific issue. However the characters appearing in the plays are very miscellaneous. Also their diversity gives Shakespeare 's stories ambiguity and thrill. I was also intrigued by this ambiguity of Shakespeare’s works and I wanted to express my own opinion about this matter. Furthermore Romeo and Juliet is a play about love in the midst of war.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Choice or Fate? William Shakespeare wrote many plays, one of his most well-known plays was The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In this play the star-crossed lovers, named Romeo and Juliet, fall madly in love but come to a tragic end. This is all due to the choices they made because of their families’s rivalry that has gone on for years between the house of Montague and the house of Capulets, most have forgotten the reason for the feud in the first place. In William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there is controversy over whether lovers died due to fate or freedom of choice.
Be that as it may, Shakespeare was exceptionally inventive, adjusting the customary style to his own particular purposes and making a more liberated stream of words. With just little degrees of variety, Shakespeare fundamentally utilized a metrical example comprising of lines of unrhymed poetic pattern, or clear verse, to form his plays. In the meantime, there are sections in all the plays that veer off from this and utilize types of verse or basic
It means the change that the characters have made is an important step in the plot itself. For the last reason, Gill concluded that the third reason is because there aren’t any characters who have special personalities.Sometimes the playwright creates this type of characters to make them as a symbol or also a spokesman (Gill, 1995, p.242). This type even has no special personalities in the character which makes us difficult to analyze