Today’s ever-progressive society is constantly updating the standards of all sorts of intangible, subjective ideals like love and what makes a man “masculine.” Although Shakespeare lived in the times where those ideas seemed to be pretty concrete and easily judged, his romantic comedies like Much Ado About Nothing challenged the standards of his time and paved the way for a more open-minded attitude towards these ideals. In this play full of trickery, farces and plenty of malapropisms, Shakespeare sends the character Benedick through a whirlwind of comedic situations that are finally resolved when he sacrifices his argumentative, “masculine” behavior and critical view of the world in favor of becoming whole through love because he, deep down, just wants to love and be loved in return- regardless of how “manly” he appears to be. Benedick values and cherishes those close to him, which allows him to renounce his bachelor ways and become a better man and lover because of it. At the beginning of the play, Benedick blindly acts in accordance to the “masculinity” he was raised to have without a second thought. His idea of what makes up a man does not exist independently from what makes up “masculinity.” Benedick believes that in order to be a real man, he has to be in control of himself and others- both physically and emotionally.
Each had a different style of writing, one being a romantic and the other a classicist. Jonson obeyed the three unities-time, place and action, as if they were laws whereas Shakespeare broke the rules according to his liking. Although their works are very different, they are all great plays and poems. They are universally entertaining for everyone, regardless of the theme of the play. There is a reason why the works of these great authors are being read even today.
Many have credited William Shakespeare 's plays as being the greatest of all time, and The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is no exception. Each reading of Othello yields new revelations and demonstrates the intricacies of Shakespeare‘s work. The play’s protagonist, Othello, can be seen as being overly trusting of Iago, however, this is not the case. Iago deceives many characters, not just Othello. Moreover, Othello’s actions are based on seemingly physical evidence, giving him good reason to act as he does.
The Impact of William Shakespeare on American Culture “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Shakespeare). William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the English language (“William Shakespeare his life...” 2015). Known for many of his great works containing poems, plays, and sonnets dating back to 1592. “He was a man of his times, writing for his contemporaries on topics that were the hot-button issues of his day” (Tumiel, 2017). In the times during Shakespeare’s birth there were events taking place such as the age of protestant reformation and the Renaissance, contributing to his works.
Some of the most notable authors that Shakespeare has influenced are Herman Melville and Charles Dickens, and he continues to influence new authors. Shakespeare is renowned for his pattern of themes, imagery, and structure. Shakespearean sonnet themes include immortality, love, and beauty which are still studied today because of the impact he has made on poetry. The main theme of Sonnet 18 is the stability of love and its power to immortalize who the poet is writing about. In the article it states that Shakespeare can be divided into three sections and Sonnet 18 falls under
This is far from the case with Cassius’ soliloquy which is stylistically on a much higher level. As always, Shakespeare shows off his linguistic talents, but he also equips Cassius with the means to persuade Brutus, and this is achieved by doing almost the exact opposite of Chopin structure-wise. Cassius elevates his language to such an extend, most have to stop to contemplate the meaning of every sentence whilst probably simultaneously noticing how the iambic pentameter creates a rhythm that lures the audience towards Caissus’ ideas. As Loulou narrates using endweight, with the sentences’ nexus placed at the very end, Caissus occasionally does the opposite creating suspense and underlining his mastery of language. As another dissimilarity, Caissus does not reiteration the same word twice if he can help it, whilst ‘La Belle Zoraïde’ has a sense of spoken repetition that tends to popup in everyday conversation.
It is a great mystery in literary history to know the actual relationship of both great writers. It has been said that Shakespeare received guidance from Marlowe. Marlowe showed him right path. Critic Algernon Swinburne says Marlowe is one of the best discoverers, he is the pioneer in our poetic literature. There is no real blank verse and tragedy in our language before Marlowe.
Known as one of the most influential writers of his time, William Shakespeare is hailed across the centuries for his writings and discussion of abstract concepts. In ‘Sonnet 116’, he attempts to evaluate the true meaning of love. Shakespeare exploits structure and language of ‘Sonnet 116’ to convey his idyllic values and beliefs about what love should be, and what that means for himself and his audience. The poet reveals his values and beliefs through poetic structure, Iambic pentameter, and personification. The structure of ‘Sonnet 116’ is composed to formulate Shakespeare’s quixotic concept of love.
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
Shakespeare’s plays provided literature a lot of things including genres, publishing formats, and a proper chance for everyone regardless of his class and financial ability to attend them. Shakespeare contributed to English literature in many ways including genres like tragedies, histories, and comedies. All of Shakespeare’s tragic protagonists have a fatal flaw that drives them towards their end. Popular tragedies include: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespeare’s comedy was determined by language and complex plots involving mistaken identity.