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Twelfth Night, As You Like It by William Shakespeare

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Many details of Shakespeare’s person life were left a mystery for which we as readers must wonder if his plays and sonnets give clue. When going to a Shakespearean play one will find the experience in its self, is one of love, loss, and tragedy. People would come from all around to feel the way Shakespeare wanted the audience to feel. He wanted to express his life and his way of thinking through his art which was dramatic writing. Shakespeare expresses his love through his plays such as Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hamlet and many others through his use of wit, humor and dramatic talent.
In his life he experienced many ups and downs as we all do. Shakespeare married a women, Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than he at the ripe age of eighteen. He had a hurried marriage. Just a few months after they had been wed, Susanna was born which meant that the swift marriage was caused by an unplanned pregnancy due to premarital intercourse. Just a short twenty-one months later, they gave birth to a set of twins; Hamnet and Anne. Around 1590, he moved to England to make success of his work and he would later become a co-owner to the Globe Theater. In, 1596 his only son passed at age eleven. Shakespeare and Anne remained wed till 1616, when Shakespeare passed.
In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, there are many instances when Shakespeare expressed his way of viewing his thoughts. Antonio who rescues Sebastian, whose ship has wrecked becomes attached to him and pleads “If you will not murder me for my love, let me be your servant” (Act II, scene 1, lines 33–34). Shakespeare leads the audience to feel a sort of homosexual feeling of passion between these characters. This was Shakespeare’s way of exploring his mind and sexuality. Since h...

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...e comedic relief that actually reflected Shakespeare’s life outside of theater. . Through his art which was dramatic writing, he expressed his thoughts of certain events that happened in his life. Shakespeare expresses his love through his plays such as Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hamlet and many others through his use of wit, humor and dramatic talent.

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