Shakespeare and Literature

Randeep Singh


Shakespeare’s greatness as a genius was not accepted by his contemporaries but he was a born genius. Later on his worth was acknowledged by everyone. Shakespeare established himself as a great playwright. He initially tried his literary career in writing sonnets and he got success in that field. Shakespeare’s earlier plays are all historical plays. Later on he wrote tragedies and comedies. Main theme in the sonnets of Shakespeare is love. His sonnets exhibit the theme of Hellenism. Shakespeare’s disappointment and his rivalaries with his contemporaries is clearly visible in his sonnets. Time and its destructiveness is a major theme in his sonnets. Shakespeare started as a sonneteer but died as a great playwright.

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