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Even greats are fallible,
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William Shakespeare is a great writer but, as Tolstoy says,his greatness is fractured at places.One does not understand why he throws words in the mouth of his characters and why his characters are manufactured by him at times.Should Lear behave the way he does?He is a king,isn't he? Are kings so ordinary in that part of the world? Should people speak poorly against women and should Shakespeare ,the genius,join them?Should Jews be downcast by dramas that propagate prejudice.Should we subordinate courts .....and therefore all lofty institutions.....to cause misery to Jews or any other people in the same vein,for concocted reasons as a pound of flesh? One remembers "Wolf and the Lamb" fable when one reads Merchant of Vience.Othelo kills his gracious wife because Shakespeare didn't like her to love a blackman. He finds another pretext ,the handkerchief, to prove the foolishness of Othelo.Was he so ordinary a person as not to understand Iago or his good wife?
Shakespeare's dramas are not conducive to the brotherhood of man today and also to human rights in broader sense.We must see beyond our traditional values in odred to live more happily. Habib Kashmir.
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Initial post: Jun 9, 2012 7:35:43 AM PDT
Spelling Habib. Spelling and sentence structure.
Posted on Jun 26, 2012 3:09:08 AM PDT
Madhusudan Sohani says:
Are you on the review of Shakespeare as an author or review of the kindle version of it? Surely this is not a forum to discuss greatness of Shakespeare?
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