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 homosexuality was a forbidden topic in those days, the two men would never have made anything of such love for each other. But through the use of Shakespeare’s wit and dramatic talent, he shows his feeling in his life through his play Twelfth Night. In the same play, Viola who is Sebastian’s sister must disguise herself as a man in order to come aboard a ship and travel through the world. She becomes Cesario, a page for Duke Orsino for whom she falls madly in love with but is still thought of as a man. A love triangle begins to form when the Duke falls in love with Olivia, the Queen who loves Cesario. The love triangle shows the audience that Shakespeare was torn between two events in his life. This could have been a result of a rumored affair he had and his family. Also, Cesario is actually Viola so the secret identity of this women pretending to be a man points towards the same secrets he may have been hiding.
In As You Like It, was believed to be written the late 1500s-early 1600s which is the same time he moved to England to start his career. Shakespeare expresses what seems to be how he feels about leaving his family with the characters Oliver and Orlando. When their father, Sir Rowland passes Oliver inherits the...