William Shakespeare 's Hamlet, A Great Tragedy Written During The Renaissance Englobing Love And Death

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Not only that Shakespeare is one of the most known writer of all time but he was also one of the greatest humanists encountered in the renaissance. Indeed, a lot of his texts were written in order to promote the greatness of human kind. As an example of this, Shakespeare expressed the image that he has on human nature in Hamlet, a great tragedy written during the renaissance englobing love and death. Indeed, the principal character, Hamlet, really defines well the position of humanists while saying: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animal.” A humanistic way of seeing mankind is to say that mans are naturally born to be good, a goodness that is characterized by love, outgoingness and creativity, As Castiglione, writer of the book of courtier mentioned, just like water, that flows continually, goodness is responsive to the beauty of created things. He assumes that it is in people’s nature to be attracted to the most beautiful things and the men that were not following this ideal were acting against their own nature. This dresses a pretty good portrait of the mentality that a newly born man has before being corrupted by society.Once this is said, the mentality with which Shakespeare wrote the popular play Othello, was really depicting and emphasizing the Renaissance humanist ideal of the…

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