Gods, and goddesses were painted with objects, enabling audiences to identify them, and the part of their legend that artworks depict. Botticelli, was among early Renaissance artists, who combined symbols, to create complex tales within pieces of art. Venus and Mars, is a classic painting for highlighting iconography. Here, Mars can be viewed with features which correlate with the myths of the Greek god of war, Ares. For example, a lance and armour is theatrically placed around him.
William Shakespeare: Life and Influence “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”― William Shakespeare, All 's Well That Ends Well. William Shakespeare 's early life and experiences help shape his writings. His sometimes extravagant metaphors and narcissistic outlook was influenced by an early life in a theoretically based culture in theaters prime in London England during the late 1500s- early 1600s. His rise to fame brought some of the most influential plays and sonnets of all time. Arguably one of the most influential writers in all of existence, William Shakespeare 's work is continuing to be told and inspires similar works throughout American literary works today.
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
Based off the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Eurydice by Ocean Vuong, incorporates the classical elements of the ancient Greek legend with poetic figurative language and writing to establish a romantic mood centered on the theme of love. Orpheus and Eurydice, a tragic love story, is similar to Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Throughout the story, the main characters are seen to be deeply in love, however, a tragic event or occurrence seems to prevent the two characters from ever fully being together. For instance, Aristaeus, a jealous lover who sought Eurydice for himself, caused the death of Eurydice, thereby separating the Aristaeus sought to subjugate Orpheus and bring their love to an end. However, the two lovers ran into the woods together, effectively creating a long and tiresome chase.
Shakespeare was exceptional at writing sonnets. He produced 154 sonnets during his life. Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130 are two of his more popular sonnets. Sonnet 130 is also about love. Shakespeare again presents the theme of this sonnet in an unconventional way.
Maya Angelou said, “I believe that every person was born with a talent”. Her exquisite poems are filled with literary devices such as extended metaphors, similes, rhyming words, and vivid imagery. The modern day poet, Maya Angelou is comparable to William Shakespeare, who is considered as one of the most inspiring poets in history, having written 37 plays and 154 sonnets (Holt Elements of Literature). Today, Shakespeare is renowned because of his accomplishment of creating or popularizing the iambic pentameter style of 10 syllables per line. His writing is recognized as being rich, eloquent, and varied.
Introduction With regards to William Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the theme of love plays a central part within the play. When separating the play into its separate worlds being: the social world and the green/comic world, the norms regarding love differs from one world to the next. With reference to the given extract of Lysander and Hermia in the comic world, certain threatening forces within the comic world surface to interfere with plot and the way in which these dark forces are driven out in order for the play to remain comedic and not tragic. The world in which the plot is predominantly set, within, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is in the comic world (where the comedic element of the play is brought to life). The comic
Shakespeare uses the form of a sonnet to set up the dialogue between Romeo and Juliet. The contrasting imagery in the sonnet suggests that even though Romeo and Juliet are physically attracted to each other Shakespeare implies that their love is pure and innocent in comparison to the previous views of love expressed by the Nurse and Mercutio. Firstly, the imagery in the sonnet is highly romantic and religious, yet often physical. For instance, in line 3-4 Romeo says “This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: / My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand. ” In this passage, Romeo says many religious terms such as holy, shrine, gentle, sin, blushing, pilgrims, this portrays that Romeo and Juliet 's love is very innocent and pure as there are many religious allusion.
Love has the power to make a person irrational and foolish. During love, a person tends to face many obstacles. There are many forms of love. In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare portrays the different kinds of love through the couples. True love is presented through the love of Hermia and Lysander.
Twelfth Night surrounds itself with stories of love, but not all of them end with positive outcomes. The definition of tragedy written by Oxford Dictionary as: “A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending” (Oxford Dictionaries), and of comedy as: “A film, play, or broadcast programme intended to make an audience laugh.” (Oxford Dictionary), helps to differentiate between these different outcomes of love, some as tragic and others as positive or comedic. Keeping these definitions in mind will help to further develop the lack of comedy and presence of tragedy that surrounds the sub plot concerning Malvolio. Nancy Lindheim continues to broaden the themes produced in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Lindheim’s Rethinking Sexuality and Class in Twelfth Night, notes that “critics of course usually recognize that marriage is the desired closure for comedy”, (Lindheim, 680).
The Innocence of Love The award winning story about two lovers is something that will never be forgotten. It is easy to fall in love with the language of William Shakespeare, the world’s greatest poet and play wright. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”(Sonnet 18) In Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, he introduces his readers and his audiences to two young lovers from Verona who hurry into a relationship that is ill-fated or “star-crossed.” The play goes on telling what occurs with the two lovers. Through this play William Shakespeare tell the reader what love really is.