Shakespeare's Universal Truths Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Shakespeare's Universal Truths
This paper examines the universal messages for humanity present in Shakespeare's works.
# 117884 | 1,892 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper explores how many of Shakespeare's quotes serve as a to-do list of universal maxims that we would be wise to follow in life. The paper looks at "Much Ado About Nothing", "Twelfth Night", "King Henry the Fourth, Pt. 1", "Measure for Measure" and "King Henry the Fourth, Pt. 2" and their lessons on how we lose sight of the ideals of our heart. The paper shows how whether it is through our inability to handle our emotions, our loss of respect and consideration for the sensibilities of others, or the treachery man has shown a propensity for committing in the pursuit of power, Shakespeare continued to teach us the way we trip up as human beings.

From the Paper:

"We can learn a lot from the plays of Shakespeare. Not only does he teach us about specific plots episodes, but he teaches us about life as well, offering a veritable To DO list of comportment and universal maxims for us to follow in life, and that society has embraced in his words for decades. Shakespeare was always a great author, but people still take for granted the amount of truth in his words that they apply to everyday life. Many of the maxims that we live by in functioning and achieving in life are fastened to fateful statements that he made through his words and works."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shakespeare, William King Henry the Fourth, Pt. 1. 2004: New York: Washington Square Press (January 1, 2004)
  • Shakespeare, William. King Henry the Fourth, Pt. 2. Washington Square Press (January 1, 2004).
  • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummers Night's Dream. Washington Square Press (January 1, 2004).
  • Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure. Washington Square Press (January 1, 2004)
  • Shakespeare, William. Much Ado about Nothing. Washington Square Press (January 1, 2004)

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