Shakespeare's Soliloquy Analysis

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William Shakespeare was a well known writer who is worth being read because of three things; people can connect to his characters, he uses himself through them, and is writing style. Shakespeare connects with the people who read his work because that is what any writer would want. They want the readers to connect with the characters so they feel that they are going through whatever that character is going through. Shakespeare also uses some biblical references in his work that Christian readers can really relate to. The play Measure for Measure contains more biblical references than any other Shakespearean play. It begins “with the eponymous reference to the Sermon on the Mount, and continuing with numerous references that link the interpretation …show more content…
He was sure to include humor frequently in his writing; sometimes, the humor is understated and sometimes it is outright. One specific way Shakespeare connected with his audience is the way he used soliloquies. A soliloquy is an act of speaking one 's thoughts aloud when by one or regardless of any hearers and it is mainly used in plays. That is what he used to really let the audience know what the character is “thinking.” It allows the audience to really know the inner most thoughts of the character. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote the lines, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” These lines are the opening lines to his most famous soliloquy, this monologue served to reveal the character’s thoughts as well as to create the play’s setting or advance the plot. It serves to bring the audience into the story and let them in on secrets that the rest of the characters in the play may not know. According to Stephen Mead, “Shakespeare explores, exploits, and transcends techniques of visual perspective, a trajectory that creates a play-space both deeply physical and insistently …show more content…
He used a metrical pattern consisting of lines of unrhymed iambic pentameter, called blank verse. His plays were composed using blank verse, although there are passages in all the plays that deviate from the norm and are composed of other forms of poetry and/or simple prose. In a Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Tom Bishop says “I want to focus here on the suggestiveness of the older vocabulary for a view of plays or aspects of plays as play, and to argue that the notion of the theater as a form of play or an event which includes various kinds of games or play-routines is very much a part of Shakespeare’s sense of what players do and what plays are made of. This element of Shakespeare’s drama is a vital part of the construction and appeal of his work, one that derives from and develops older kinds of drama, even as he raises them to new levels of complexity and resonance.” What he is talking about is that Shakespeare’s dramas are nothing like other writers. They are unique and nothing or no one has seen anything like it. He liked to incorporate history, comedy, and romance in his work. An example of a history piece of writing is Henry V. An example of a comedy is Winter’s Tale, and an example of a tragedy is Macbeth. Most people know his main pieces of works like Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear. People remember these plays specifically because of the

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