Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet contains many symbolic instances, is well portrayed by its rendition in cinematic format because of its attention to detail, as well as having significant differences. In his time, the topics that Shakespeare often addressed were both advanced and frowned upon within the confines of his society. They were advanced in the sense that even today, we still face the same types of conflicts and issues that he wrote about hundreds of years ago. However, Shakespeare’s work was problematic during his time period because he utilized his plays to question the social norms and stereotypes of the Elizabethan era. Creating incredible works by playwright, Shakespeare brings to life a play involving tragedy, anguish, love, loss and deception, intertwined together to generate the pronounced piece, Hamlet.
“We are talking about two chronologies. One is the sequence of texts; the other is the sequence of intellectual movements. Such as feminism or such as Marxism which change the way we read texts.” (Armstrong). One of the most influential modernist writers is Thomas Stearns Eliot. His one of many poems Preludes is a direct and indirect criticism to his society.
Shakespeare, one of the most ionic writers of the sixteenth century wrote many plays that helped shine a new light on literature. Among his works, many of his genres included tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances. Shakespeare was an inimitable author who gave attention to gender ideology in many of his plays. Although Shakespeare mirrored and sometimes braced the English Renaissance stereotypes of men and women in their own distinctive gender roles and accountabilities, I argue that he took on the role to challenge, question, and crush the Renaissance representations of gender. We can see Shakespeare’s challenge to crush these roles in the prevalent drama Macbeth, which helped shaped the scene for the rest of the renaissance literature from the sixteenth century and onward.
One should only take that the ideas portrayed in the work are those that stemmed from the writer’s mind, and therefore links the dramatist with the piece, as in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In the exploration of Hamlet as a character removed from William Shakespeare himself, critics have often made numerous interpretations, based on their own findings through the unchanging words of Hamlet. As Bradby states: “Hamlet is a central figure of surpassing interest and genius, which has gripped the imagination of the learned and the unlearned in all ages and which will continue to fascinate so as the mind of man is haunted by the mystery of life and death” (Bradby 60).
Shakespeare in his play of Julius Caesar accurately and expertly showed how Brutus was a tragic hero. By creating the protagonist appear as the antagonist at first glance yet have him be enlightened minutes before death is only a skill Shakespeare seems to possess. Because of this any many other skills Shakespeare used in his other works, do many people for different reason study the characters of Brutus and tragic heroes similar to him. Thanks to Shakespeare, Brutus will remain a famous or infamous character throughout all of history and will be called upon for one of humanity’s greatest mysteries: themselves. Works Cited Elements of Literature.
There are many aspects that go into writing a fabulous play. Shakespeare was not only a genius at writing plays, but he was also an artist. He was a master of his time and focused on using these important aspects as much as possible! One of the most important things that Shakespeare used in his tremendous play writing was plot development! Matt Teel states “Most good stories start with a fundamental list of ingredients: the initial situation, conflict, complication, climax, suspense, denouement, and conclusion.” It is really important to make the plot development as badass as possible to get the audience’s attention.
Modernist such as Kafka, Woolf and Toomer influence literature constantly reform reshape society with a variety of theme of their of personal life and life during the 19th, 20th. In order to understand the modernist movement and the influence in society we have to analysis Franz Kafka. Kafka modernist patterns and system were unique, disturbing, symbolic fictions in his works made him one of twentieth century's influential writers. Kafka use of troubling, ironic, expressionistic in his novels often dealing with alienation trapped his central character in complex situations beyond their knowledge and control. Kafka novel The Metamorphosis starts with Gregor waking up into bug.
After World War I, everything was changing in the lives of Americans, causing them to change radically as well. People now rejected the ideas of the past and focused on different and better ways of doing things. New literary innovations began to come about, including Modernism. Modernism involved "a commitment to experimentation in techniques, freedom in ideas, originality in perceptions, and self-examina... ... middle of paper ... ...niversity Press, 2008. Print.
It is a play that portrayed a world too cruel and unmerciful to be true to life. It is a play filled with endless horror and unrelieved suffering. However, in this environment, Shakespeare expresses human existence in its profound depth. He examines the motivation of the characters’ actions and the future consequences of their irrational tho... ... middle of paper ... ... A balance between emotion and reason must be achieved to have peace in society and life. Even though the struggle between emotion and reason have lasted since the beginning of human race, humans such as Swift, Shakespeare, Herrick and Hobbes have continuously argued that a balance between emotions and reasons is the key to a happy life and peaceful society.
As a playwright write William’s was not afraid to depict his own life through his literary works. William’s has been a very significant author in literature, as described by the New York Times (1983) as “the most important American playwright after Eugene O 'Neill”. Tennessee William’s was also recognized because of the way he wrote, and his impact on society, and his personal experiences, inserted into the plays. ‘He had a profound effect on the American theater and on American playwrights and actors. He wrote with deep sympathy and expansive humor about outcasts in our society.