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Shakespeare

Erin Sadler
Shakespeare
Mr. Penn

The words that Shakespeare wrote over four hundred years ago are timeless. Today, hundred of years later, his works are continued to be read across the world and even made into feature films. The reason for such universality is in part because Shakespeare uses many timeless qualities in his dramatic works. I believe the most timeless aspect of drama to be love, which Shakespeare displays in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. He also has characters portray the universal aspects of greed, jealousy, death, and revenge in both Hamlet and Macbeth. These more negative aspects are not so prominent in Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play that portrays the power of love, but not without revealing the destructive nature of jealousy. Nevertheless, love always perseveres. Hermia is in a state of despair in Act I: Scene I, when her father forbids her to wed Lysander. Lysander states that, ...

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