A Quartette Of Sensational Similarities Of Shakespeare’s Superior Works

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William Shakespeare, a playwright of the 1600’s, changed how English literature is looked at to this very day. He has influenced the way a character’s emotions are captured on a page and shaped the English language. Drama, tragedy, romance, and comedy are shown in a new light as he manipulated words to become stories of his own. Shakespeare has written numerous classic pieces that he has been credited to such as Romeo and Juliet. Each work has a new plot and storyline, but, Shakespeare seems to use common techniques and styles throughout many of the pieces. Numerous authors use this same method, which develops fluidity and patterns to their stories. This allows the author to be known for a ...view middle of the document...

” He begins by asking nicely: “Oberon: Give me that boy and I will go with thee.
Titania: Not for thy kingdom. Fairies, away. / We shall chide downright if I longer stay.” (AMND II.I. 148-150) This is the issue that starts the madness Oberon causes; all of this started because they were too selfish to simply share the child. Further along in the book, Oberon is able to trick Titania and get the boy which show how he is self-centered, but it also shows how he has power and connections to get what he wants. Titania then appears at the powerless queen who is controlled by her husband, and is not able to govern or constrain him. These acts shown in Shakespeare’s works are downgrading, especially because in the past women were not treated with much respect and are forced to be seem like incapable, useless human beings.
Another component Shakespeare incorporates in his works is romance. Romeo and Juliet is one of his most known plays and it revolves around Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other. Shakespeare creates the fairytale aspect of ‘love at first sight’: “Juliet: Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.
Romeo: Then move not while my prayer’s effect I take
[He kisses her.]
Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.
Juliet: Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Romeo: Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again. [He kisses her.] (RJ I.V. 116-120) At the site of first contact, as their eyes met, they felt a connection so potent it was as if they became one with each other. This phenomenon is what causes all the dreadful events to happen to Romeo and Juliet. Their bond and need for each other results in them killing themselves so they will not have to live without each other. On the same page, many of Shakespeare’s sonnets are also about romance. The narrator of Sonnet 18 is describing the love of his life: “But thy eternal summer shall not fade, / Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st” (S18 9-10) From the sonnet, the speaker is utterly smitten by his belovèd, saying that she is eternally beautiful. He is very affectionate by comparing her to the finest traits and qualities, ending with this couplet: “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, / So long lives this and this gives life to thee. “ S18 13-14) Here, he leaves the reader on a positive note, saying that his darling is forever with him as long as this sonnet is alive, which to this day, is still true. In Romeo and Juliet it showed how love captivated their hearts, but it quickly turned in to a devastating occasion when it obsessed their lives. On the other hand, Sonnet 18 shows how love conquers all because the poem is a tribute to his dearest and how even if she dies, she is with him forevermore.
In Shakespeare’s longer works, he introduces conflicts at the very beginning and weaves them throughout the books. At the very beginning of Julius Caesar Marullus and Flavius insult the mechanics who are rejoicing in Caesar’s return because...

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