The name William Shakespeare in itself does not require any introduction. He is the great artist who ever lived on this earth. He was a dramatist. He was a poet and what not. He was literary a star. He was one of his kind. There has come no artist after him who had become great as he is.
Though he died years ago but still he is remembered. He is still talked about. He died but his works remained immortal. We are still studying his plays and poems. He has no comparison.
He was born in the year 1564. He is the greatest writer of the English language. He was a playwright and an actor too. He was also known as the national poet of England and the “Bard of Avon.” He has given number of works during his life time. He wrote plays which were later taken by film industry.
There were stage plays. The two categories of plays that he wrote was the comedy and tragedy. In comedy plays he used to show to the world happy life, merry life. In tragic plays, he glorified the noble deeds of a hero. The sufferings that the hero has to go through. The sacrifices that a hero has to make for others. In general, he depicted the human life in his plays.
He used satires in the play. The satires were used to mock at the doings of the people. The practices that people used to do at that point of time. He had great tragic plays like Macbeth. In Macbeth, he has shown the story of a noble person who got corrupt. He got trapped in the urge of gaining power.
He was very much liked by the people of his city. William Shakespeare used super natural elements in his plays. This aspect is shown in the play Macbeth itself. The downfall of Macbeth was due to the three witches who turned his future.
It was for the first time when witches had made the announcements about him and he got trapped in their evil plan. He was an innocent soul. He was trust worthy but later in the story he got provoked by her wife lady Macbeth. She deviated Macbeth and thus they both planned murder against the king of their place. Thus, this is how his downfall was shown. This is a kind of tragic play. The endings of these plays are tragic and sad.
Coming onto the comic plays, these plays depicted the happy human life. There are comic elements and characters. He had written a play named as you like it. In this play, there is a story of two girls belonging to the royal family. It is also a love story of two couples.
In this story, there is a character named melancholy Jacques. William Shakespeare had used this character of clown to mock at the human society. The clowns without getting into any controversy and revealing the real motive mock at the society. In this story people meet at the end and all the misunderstandings that was created got resolved. The story has a happy ending.
These plays are written to evoke feelings into the audience. The tragic play leads to the feeling of fear and pity. The audience sympathizes with the characters of the play. In the comic plays people feel happy and relieved at the end.
He was not only the master of dramas but also of the poetry. He wrote several poems. He wrote in blank verse. Blank verse is that where there is no rhymes in the lines. He wrote the plays of history too. His books are relevant during the contemporary time too. The recent adaptation of his play was in the movie Haider. The story of this movie has been taken by the play named hamlet.
This was a tragic play written by William Shakespeare. He wrote various plays. He wrote Othello. He wrote Midsummer’s night dream. He wrote The Tempest. These were some of his very famous plays. He even gave a very romantic play. The name of the play was Romeo and Juliet.
This play gained lot of attention. It was a story of two lovers who belonged to the rivalry families. At the end both died because they could not stay together. Some of his quotes are very famous. Few of them are.
“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here
Love all, trust a few and do wrong to none
All that glitters is not gold.”
This are very few lines written by him. His plays were written in old English. The new texts have been translated into modern English for the readers. He creates pathos through his reading. Pathos is when you try to create a sense of pity through literary work. He became famous for his poems.
He wrote in sonnets. Sonnets are the poem written in 14 lines. He wrote sonnets dedicated to dark lady. He had worked as an actor for 4-5 years in the theater of London. The theaters got closed due to the fear of plague and civil unrest. William Shakespeare works had different characteristics.
He used paradox. It is seen in the line written by him which goes like this, “She’s love, she loves, and yet she is not loved”. His writings have narrative and diversity of themes. Each play is different from the other though belonging to one category. He has also tried to render the inner workings of the mind.
No other poet of dramatist has earned such a great name as he has. Generations after generations have studied about him. There are several generations to come who will be studying about him. He was the man of great skill and art.