He went to work in London and started writing his plays and since then his plays were never stopped playing. Why do we still study his plays? There were other writers who wrote plays, books and poems but why do we study Shakespeare’s plays especially? On the one hand, Shakespeare’s plays are still contemporary because of what people think. Shakespeare’s plays are still contemporary because, his plays have been all over the world, his plays can be understood everywhere, not because they are in English, but because it has a universal message for everyone living everywhere, whether they are rich or poor, dumb or clever, man or women, I think that Shakespeare’s plays are universal because they have a message that everyone can relate to, messages such as “Forbidden love, will be forbidden,” No matter if you are rich, poor, young or old, this message can be from the play Romeo and Juliet.
The significance of ‘Othello’ today is that Shakespeare is a well-known, respected play writer. The film ‘O’ is perceivably understandable because of the modern adaptations of characters, surroundings as well as music and lyrics. In saying this, critics of ‘O’ today interpret the film as a mockery to Shakespeare’s ‘Othello.’ Appropriations and adaptations are imperative, as it has been altered to a modern film from Shakespeare’s play. Although ‘O’ has been adapted and appropriated from the classical text ‘Othello,’ it still carries the value of fidelity. Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ shows morals and values through each character, giving the perception of an allegory.
It is these aspects in which Shakespeare explores through the character Macbeth and Naked Girl and Mirror also explores this through the persona of the poem. Shakespeare explores the concept of change through the character of Macbeth. This is shown through Shakespeare’s extensive use of soliloquies throughout Macbeth. This is a powerful device as it allows the reader to gain insight on Macbeth and his mentality as he undergoes profound inner change. Through the ‘Two Truths’ soliloquy, Shakespeare establishes the character of Macbeth in the readers’ mind, as this is our first insight of him.
English 'Persuasive Writing' By Eva Kiss Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life. The ability to view writing through different perspectives allows a deeper understanding of the text, as well as a wider knowledge about the world around us. William Shakespeare's Henry IV:Part One is one of his many historical plays, arguably intended to divulge to the Tudor England audience a different viewpoint of the Royal family to contemplate the rule of King Henry IV. The text opens up the issues of duty, the question of honour, the 'right' approach towards leadership and the value of life which, considering the Elizabethan period in which it was written, delves into the many concerns of the responders of the time, as well as remaining
Lady Macbeth: Shakespeare’s Modern Day Medea Author and critic Judith Cook explains, “Lady Macbeth…has continued to intrigue and puzzle most commentators [and] critics over the centuries” (120). Lady Macbeth’s character is intriguing in that she is strong, persuasive, and committed, and Shakespeare understood the importance of presenting interesting characters. Former British professor Emrys Jones writes, “Much of Shakespeare’s power comes from his skill in choosing subjects that arouse interest and attention” (15). Shakespeare was a man who took what was popular at his time and adjusted those stories to create his works. In the case of Macbeth, critics have long recognized that Shakespeare borrowed extensively from Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577).
Without Shakespeare, a conversation between friends may not be the same. The phrases that appear in everyday conversation such as, “break the ice” and “heart of gold” would not be at our disposal if it were not for the literary genius of Shakespeare. The website, http://www.pathguy.com/shakeswo.htm, contains an ample list of phrases and terms invented by Shakespeare. He coined countless terms, such as the much over-used “swag” and the always hilarious knock-knock joke. Many parts of the English language derived from the writings of Shakespeare.
Quote: “ All the world’s stage.” This quote is stated in the book, “ As You Like It.” This quote was quoted by, one of the world famous poet, Shakespeare. This quote contains powerful message. I picked this quote because the message it contains doesn’t apply only to me, but every teenager like me. This quote could mean many things in general. Just remember that people are entitled to their opinion, so this quote could mean different to other people.
“Macbeth Essay” In Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare, the use of motif is extremely prevalent and not only adds depth to the play itself but also teach valuable lessons about life, the world, morality and humanity. A motif, a recurring idea, phrase, object, situation, or symbol that possesses a deeper meaning, is commonly used to illuminate and unify a written piece. Among the many motifs included by Shakespeare, two significant and valuable motifs are the “unclean hands” and the “sleep no more” motifs. These two motifs present the theme of guilt, the driving force behind Macbeth’s actions and ultimately the driving force of the play following King Duncan’s death. The recurrent “unclean hands” motif establishes the torturous and debilitating feeling of guilt that stains ones soul and conscience after having committed an evil act.
Literature constitutes a wide variety of author’s from different eras with different writing techniques. It reflects the author’s goal and techniques and what philosophy they are portraying to the reader. Considering the works from our reading list for this course, Hamlet by William Shakespeare is truly a popular fiction and has unique literary techniques. Shakespeare foreshadows quite frequently throughout this piece of literature. When Hamlet is talking to the ghost of his father, their conversation reflects what doom and gloom will ultimately come at the end of the story.
As the true father of the English literature, Shakespeare, takes oneself into an emotional, dramatic journey through many of his playwrights. Romeo and Juliet are not an exception, by being adapted and re-developed in many different languages and contexts. Notwithstanding, one sees