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Shakespeare's Themes: How Shakespeare Uses Themes In His Plays
Within Shakespeare's poetry is the idea that beauty disappears with time, making a person less desirable and somewhat depressed about his own existence. The idea behind one of the most prolific Shakespearean sonnet themes is that children should be born to maintain beauty. Since the ability to maintain an ideal physique and set of appealing looks is impossible, the only hope is to create the next generation that will inherit those features. Time is seen as an enemy to vitality, value, and physical identity.
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Another of the Shakespearean sonnet themes focuses on the idea of conflict between real love and simple sexual desire. In the 's view, there is often confusion between which is which. Lust can disguise itself as love and is easily mistaken for it. A temptation exists to pursue that which is visually enticing, rather than taking the time to discover genuine feeling.
Shakespeare loved the idea of disguise and used it often. One of his favourite variants on this idea was to have girls disguise themselves as boys. (as men only played women in Shakespeare’s time, this added even more complexity to the issue). Here are some of the most notetable of his usage of disguise:It may be said that the purposefulness of using Shakespearean themes is reflected in their quantity in . So count Shabel'sky just irrelevantly recollects Ophelia. Ivanov himself in a moment of reflexion says, "I die from the shame, thinking that a healthy, strong man as I am, has turned either into Hamlet, or into Manfred, or into a superfluous man " . Such a list of literary comparisons needs a short comment. Here Manfred is not only a hero of Byron, a poet, who was maybe more popular and respected in Russia than in his fatherland, but , a tragic figure of a demonic lone person. is a category, introduced by Russian literature and explained by Russian critics, who described so a number of heroes, beginning with Pushkin's Onegin and Lermontov's Pechorin and later by Turgenev in his .