Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet ' And ' Romeo And Juliet '

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Since the Elizabethan era and centuries before that, the timeless theme of love has been a universal motif in pop culture of the ages. From Shakespeare to Bruno Mars, love is an inspiration to poets, songwriters, and artists of all eras. William Shakespeare, a 16th century poet and playwright communicates love as a common theme throughout his works. Some of his most popular pieces include Sonnet VXIII, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. The first two lines of Sonnet XVIII, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate…” (Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII) explains how the writer is describing his lover’s beauty and worth. In Hamlet, Hamlet is speaking about his ability to love; he names earthly facts and says to instead doubt the facts before doubting his ability to love. “Doubt thou stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” (Shakespeare, Hamlet)
Throughout the ages, Romeo and Juliet has been crowned as the epitome of love-themed works. “Love is a smoke raised wight the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lover’s tears: What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet.” (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet) William Shakespeare was a 16th century playwright and actor from England. He grew up in Stratford upon Avon in England as a child of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden; he had three younger brothers.…

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