Acting false toward someone is a very terrible thing to do, yet so many of us do it. Such pieces of information, scattered from 1564 through 1616, declare the existence of such a person, not as a writer or an actor, but as a private citizen. And thou in this shalt find thy monument, When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent. Surely a man of such humble beginnings and apparently little education could not have produced so many literary masterpieces. Under a bond dated November 28, 1582, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway entered into a marriage contract. O learn to read what silent love hath writ, To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit. Yet be most proud of that which I compile, Whose influence is thine, and born of thee, In others' works thou dost but mend the style, And arts with thy sweet graces graced be.
William Shakespeare's usage of the imagery of animals, the imagery of blood, the imageries of clothing and weather, are frequently shown throughout the play. He is also one of the most influential figures in English literature, having had a profound impact on everyone from Herman Melville and Charles Dickens to Agatha Christie and Anthony Burgess. O then vouchsafe me but this loving thought, 'Had my friend's Muse grown with this growing age, A dearer birth than this his love had brought To march in ranks of better equipage: But since he died and poets better prove, Theirs for their style I'll read, his for his love'. During his own lifetime and shortly afterward, Shakespeare enjoyed fame and considerable critical attention. Other potential candidates include William Stanley, the 6th Earl of Derby, and Christopher Marlowe, the celebrated poet and playwright who was thought to have died in a bar brawl in 1593.
That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows Whereon the stars in secret influence comment. Certainly there are many things about Shakespeare's genius and career that the most diligent scholars do not know and cannot explain, but the facts that do exist are sufficient to establish Shakespeare's identity as a man and his authorship of the 37 plays that reputable critics acknowledge to be his. Ay me, but yet thou mightst my seat forbear, And chide thy beauty, and thy straying youth, Who lead thee in their riot even there Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth: Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee, Thine by thy beauty being false to me. O how shall summer's honey breath hold out, Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong but time decays? You to your beauteous blessings add a curse, Being fond on praise, which makes your praises worse. The lily I condemned for thy hand, And buds of marjoram had stol'n thy hair, The roses fearfully on thorns did stand, One blushing shame, another white despair: A third nor red, nor white, had stol'n of both, And to his robbery had annexed thy breath, But for his theft in pride of all his growth A vengeful canker eat him up to death. Some examples of the literary masterpieces that I have encountered are Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet both of which are by Shakespeare , Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Dracula by Bram Stoker and a few other literary masterpieces. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.
Pity me then dear friend, and I assure ye, Even that your pity is enough to cure me. I may not evermore acknowledge thee, Lest my bewailed guilt should do thee shame, Nor thou with public kindness honour me, Unless thou take that honour from thy name: But do not so, I love thee in such sort, As thou being mine, mine is thy good report. Hence, thou suborned informer, a true soul When most impeached, stands least in thy control. Although each play is a treasure that I have enjoyed more than once, I have whittled down my list of favorites to the following ten. O let me suffer being at your beck Th' imprisoned absence of your liberty, And patience tame to sufferance bide each check, Without accusing you of injury.
Portrait of Sir Francis Bacon by Frans Pourbus, 1617. Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth, And delves the parallels in beauty's brow, Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth, And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow. Playwright friend Thomas Watson stepped in and killed Bradley in a duel. Why should my heart think that a several plot, Which my heart knows the wide world's common place? How like Eve's apple doth thy beauty grow, If thy sweet virtue answer not thy show. Adam and Eve, like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, were esteemed figures who fell into sin and allowed it to consume them, ultimately leading to their demise and separation from God Holy Bible. This brand she quenched in a cool well by, Which from Love's fire took heat perpetual, Growing a bath and healthful remedy, For men discased, but I my mistress' thrall, Came there for cure and this by that I prove, Love's fire heats water, water cools not love.
All this the world well knows yet none knows well, To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell. It includes various families and portrays their problems to one another. When I have seen such interchange of State, Or state it self confounded, to decay, Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate That Time will come and take my love away. But his influence did not stop at just the arts - the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud used Hamlet as the foundation for many of his theories on human nature, and his influence can be felt in painting and opera as well, particularly from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi and the whole community of Romantic and Pre-Raphaelite painters. Be thou the tenth Muse, ten times more in worth Than those old nine which rhymers invocate, And he that calls on thee, let him bring forth Eternal numbers to outlive long date. To side this title is impanelled A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart, And by their verdict is determined The clear eye's moiety, and the dear heart's part.
And each though enemies to either's reign Do in consent shake hands to torture me, The one by toil, the other to complain How far I toil, still farther off from thee. The World's Popular Classics Series. Yet do thy worst old Time: despite thy wrong, My love shall in my verse ever live young. And when a woman woos, what woman's son, Will sourly leave her till he have prevailed? For thee, against my self I'll vow debate, For I must ne'er love him whom thou dost hate. King James I had it; so too did Shakespeare's friend, Michael Drayton. Hamlet falls in love with Ophelia, causing bickering between him and Laertes. For the purpose of this paper, I will explain what I expect literary masterpieces to be, I will explain the qualities that I expect them to have prior to completing the English 106 course, the experiences that I have personally had with literary masterpieces, as well as the contexts in which these experiences have taken place.
But if thou live remembered not to be, Die single and thine image dies with thee. Profitless usurer why dost thou use So great a sum of sums yet canst not live? Celebrated for the radiance of its lyric poetry, Romeo and Juliet was tremendously popular from its first performance. Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed, And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed: But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st, Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st, So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. In July 1605, William Shakespeare paid 440 pounds for the lease of a large portion of the tithes on certain real estate in and near Stratford, an arrangement whereby Shakespeare purchased half the annual tithes, or taxes, on certain agricultural products from parcels of land in and near Stratford. The theme of revenge in Hamlet is portrayed through various literary techniques such as foreshadowing and irony.
But when your countenance filled up his line, Then lacked I matter, that enfeebled mine. And yet thou wilt, for I being pent in thee, Perforce am thine and all that is in me. That I might see what the old world could say, To this composed wonder of your frame, Whether we are mended, or whether better they, Or whether revolution be the same. So far from variation or quick change? Who hateth thee that I do call my friend, On whom frown'st thou that I do fawn upon, Nay if thou lour'st on me do I not spend Revenge upon my self with present moan? In so profound abysm I throw all care Of others' voices, that my adder's sense, To critic and to flatterer stopped are: Mark how with my neglect I do dispense. Throughout all of my high school years, and even in the years between high school and college, I have had some experiences with some literary masterpieces.