Shakespeare shaped literature by writing for the masses in a way that inspired others to write so anyone can have an education. Shakespeare had an interesting life. He was born on April 23 1564 to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden and died exactly 52 years later. He was John and Mary’s third child out of eight Not much is known about Shakespeare’s childhood,
For centuries following this literary hero’s death, scholars have been intensely analyzing the details of Shakespeare’s works to learn about his insights on the aspects of human nature, which greatly surpass his times and influence our understanding of ourselves today. However, one of his most important ways of representing very serious themes and issues he found within his society is often overlooked: the use of the fool character trope. Shakespeare’s use of fools to comment on his play’s important themes and give the audience his views on those subjects, is an undervalued but essential aspect of his works. This common Renaissance dramatic trope that Shakespeare inverted used ditzy court jesters designed to make audiences laugh at their ridiculous words,
In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the use of multiple literary devices makes the play interesting. Dramatic irony, which is when the audience knows more than the characters, occurs numerous times throughout the play and grabs the attention of the audience. Soliloquies, which are lengthy speeches by a character to project their thoughts and emotions to the audience, this allows the audience to be more attentive. Allusions are references by characters to well-known places, events from myths or other literature that cause the audience to be absorbed into the play. After reading this marvelous play, it is obvious that Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, allusions, and soliloquies all written in blank verse to grasp the undivided attention of the audience.
In a tragedy, the protagonist’s (who is noble and powerful) life goes from good to bad. Some examples of acclaimed tragedies are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) The main distinction between comedy and tragedy is that the comedy is a entertaining story with a glad ending while a tragedy is a thoughtful story with a morbid ending. We have to notice that ever Shakespearean Tragedy is unique in its way. There are very few observations which one may make about one of them which are applicable to others ( A.C.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, and commonly known as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare's work has made a lifelong impression on later theatre and literature. In particular, he expanded the dramatic potential of plot, language, and genre. Until Romeo and Juliet, for example, romance had not been viewed as a worthy topic for tragedy. His work also influenced later poetry, and inspired many painters.
Shakespeare wrote in four dramatic categories- comedy, history, tragedy and romance or literary works about improbable events involving characters that are quite different from ordinary people. Yet for Shakespeare the lines between these categories were not firm. There is comedy mixed in with his tragedy and often a dark side to his comedies. Some of his histories are considered tragedies, while the romances are often grouped with the comedies. His plays are known
One is familiar with Shakespeare’s tragedies such as “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, “The Tragedy of Hamlet” and so forth. Shakespeare’s tragedies have been known for centuries as a reflection of the societies in different eras which appealed to many until today. They express the darkness that lies within the human’s soul and mind. “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” and “The Tragedy of Macbeth” are both remarkable works of Shakespeare’s that although they are of different plots, they both share indistinguishable characteristics and themes such as a tragic hero, tragic flaw and hero’s downfall. It had been noted that all Shakespearean tragedies reflect a flaw in the main character or a conflict with an overpowering force that can be observed in the characteristics of Julius Caesar’s, Brutus’s, and Macbeth’s.
“Shakespeare 's plays are all about one great general theme: disorder” (Johnston). No one is better at writing both comedy and tragedy than William Shakespeare, as evidenced by two of his most known works: Much Ado About Nothing, and Lear. Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy in the most traditional sense. “In the