Bardolatry has effectively clouded many eyes from the greatest truth behind Shakespeare's plays: they are dramatic works written by a talented playwright. The many historical, political, and economic circumstances surrounding the writing of Shakespeare's plays make it difficult to believe he wrote the works with the intent to establish a school of followers. The only playwright/writer to inspire reverence in Shakespeare's day was Ben Jonson, and it is therefore likely Shakespeare died neither knowing, nor caring about the ways in which his works would be valued by future generations (Shoenbaum 60). Furthermore, the way in which Shakespeare's work surfaced in print, first with the various quartos and then finally in the First Folio after his death, does not evoke an emphasis on posterity. Had Shakespeare's good friends John Heminges and Henry Condell not collected the works for that Folio, Shakespeare's works may have never survived the ages at all (Wells and Taylor 34).
Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as “immortal classics”? Indeed Shakespeare’s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for fine literature from the reading of Shakespeare’s titles for reasons enumerate. First of all, the colorful and sophisticated metephoric vernacular style of the language utilized is archaic; even the speech of intellectually refined individuals and other respected literary works do not imploy of this rich style of speech. The poemic composition of The Tempest does not increase one’s ability to apreciate distinguished literature because the refined and respected works of most other classical writers are in novel form and thus differ highly from Shakesperian works in the literary devices and mannerisms from which they are comprised.
Profanity “Money doesn’t talk, it swears.” Many of the most brilliant minds throughout time have used profanity. Shakespeare’s best works were revised and edited in order to remove the numerous curse words or obscene phrases he included. The harmless use of profanity in an informal setting should not be penalized, by the assignment of an essay. Profanity continuously evolves, and has a very rich and interesting history. The system of assigning essays for the use of profanity is ineffective and counter productive.
And probably more people have thought Hamlet a work of art because they found it interesting, than have found it interesting because it is a work of art. It is the "Mona Lisa " of literature." "The grounds of Hamlet's failure are not immediately obvious. "T.S.Eliot in his essay "Hamlet and His Problems", says this and after his analysis he concludes that in order to understand Hamlet - the play and the character - we need to understand things, which Shakespeare did not understand himself. A similar view is aired by A.C.Bradley who says that the character of Hamlet as one can understand from the play cannot answer several questions which pertain to the logic and rationality of Hamlet's deeds like his idea to pretend madness and in order to get a reasonable answer one must try history where we find the story of Amleth,the Prince of Denmark which inspired Shakespeare to write this "Mona Lisa " of literature.
For Shakespeare, what he has written is accurate for his location and time. Shakespeare is very confusing with his depiction of Caesar, the way Cassius spoke of Caesar was of pure jealousy. He never seemed to have a reason to murder Caesar other than wanting to for his sake, and Shakespeare exaggerated the play a bit for the audience to stay interested. Shakespeare was very confusing with his depiction of Caesar. In researching Caesar’s personality and point of view, author Rene E. Fortin asked, “Which of all these is the real Caesar?” (Fortin 342).
Edgar gets to make his own kingdom that was once wrought with rot, so something else comes from nothing. While there is no flash of brilliant epiphany, Lear's debasement allows him to change, if not for the better, then for magnificent tragedy. And all the while, meaning worms its way up from the darkest trenches, deconstruction be damned. Works Cited and Consulted Hales, John. Notes and Essays on Shakespeare.
Shakespeare became England’s foremost writer practically overnight, when he was merely an unknown actor. He resided in England throughout the peri... ... middle of paper ... ...at are at an inconsistency. Anti-Stratfordians dispute that there are as innumerable as 12 divergent accounts of Shakespeare's misspelling his name, or adding spaces or hyphens in odd places. These signatures not only question Shakespeare's literacy but also rouse uncertainty as to if ever the same man signed each and every one of them. Anti-Stratfordians dispute that the Shakespeare authorship subject matter has a less to do with verifying the illiteracy of William Shakespeare from Stratford-Upon-Avon and more to do with proving that a figure of men could have used Shakespeare's name as a pseudonym.
The Guiness Book of World Records, using only his plays and poetry or the word count, lists him as the man with the largest vocabulary. How then can these works be attributed to the son of a glove maker with no formal education? This is the backbone of the debate raging through the literary world today. Stratfordians, the people who hold to the traditional view, have no real answers. Oxfordians, however... ... middle of paper ... ... Haugen, Peter.
Fanfiction’s broad definition is someone taking an established story and adding his or her own style and ideas to it and was “the model of authorship until very recently” (Jamison 18). Myths and folktales, from the story of creation to urban legends, have been passed down from generation to generation, with the storytellers adding their own unique voices until, one day, there is one big story with a thousand different versions. Fanfiction is not the exclusive domain of amateur authors. “Et tu, Brute?” is frequently cited to be Julius Caesar’s famous last words; but, there is no evidence to suggest that they are anything more than a fabrication of William Shakespeare’s mind. In modern, fanfiction terminology, William Shakespeare, whos... ... middle of paper ... ...largely invisible to the mainstream media, but at the same time, it’s unbelievably massive.” While fanfiction may never become a legitimate literary genre, there is so much more to fanfiction and fan culture than what people can tell just from its surface.
I will be comparing Don John to other characters in the play as well as to other villains in Shakespeare's works. While Don John does not spend a great deal of time on the stage in Much Ado About Nothing, he still plays a vital role in the plot of the play. The plan that he sets in motion is one of the two main stories within the play (the battle of wit between Beatrice and Benedict being the other). Don John, as I mentioned before, is the bastard brother of Don Pedro. His illegitimacy is one of the factors that makes him altogether vile and hateful.