Weakness In Shakespeare

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Weakness We do blame our bodies for many of our daily flaws. Getting up too late, eating and drinking too much, taking the elevators and not the stairs or. The spirit might be willing but the flesh is weak. So we claim that our flesh is responsible for many of our actions and mainly the bad ones. Yet, weakness is not only something to fear or to blame. It can reflect elements in one’s life that have been ignored, hidden deep inside. Only when it aches it is given attention. Similar to how we treat our actual insides. One writer, who loved to focus on the bad deeds that we humans do, and especially the bloody ones, was William Shakespeare (1564- 1616). Shakespeare is known for being an incredible writer and poet, yet not so many know that…show more content…
Not only can human anatomy portray weakness of the physical kind, it also can show the mental kind. Francesco Albano used the human anatomy and more specifically the skin to portray feelings of sadness, exhaustion and other emotions that can make you feel deflated. He took that concept quite literary. He made sculptures of strange looking and rather creepy deflated humans. A work called On the eve (2013) is part of this series of sculptures. The skin in the sculpture might look real, even though it is actually made of wax, latex and polyester. Fake as that might be, the impression that it leaves behind is an extreme representation of how someone could feel. Using skin, which is not often connected to emotions such as depression or sadness, yet can reflect them in a unique…show more content…
Unique is a word to describe the short film He Took His Skin Off for Me (2014). This film is based on a story written by Maria Hummer and also uses the skin as a symbol. Unlike the sculptures of Francesco Albano, it does not only symbolize weakness that can be caused by negative emotions, but also by love. The film shows a man and a woman who live together, and at one point the man takes off his skin, which he then hangs up in the closet. The rest of the story shows the changes that occur in their daily life and relationship because of the man’s skinless appearance. The film can be interpreted in many ways, although the topic of sacrificing for one’s lover has the overtone. With the tagline Love is sticky, it has been pointed out that getting attached to somebody can bring along unwanted consequences. Making you more fragile towards the person you are involved with or to others. The quite realistic portrayal of the skinless man truly intensifies the emotion of being
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