March 22, 2022
|By :
Kavya Agarwal

5 most Shakespearean quotes and their meanings

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    The glory of William Shakespeare and his works is unknown to none. William Shakespeare, an English playwright, actor, poet, is considered the greatest dramatist of all times. While he wrote comedies and histories initially, he spent the major part of his career writing tragedies. His tragedies, including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, are a few of the most renowned works of literature and are known far and wide.

    Some of the most remarkable quotes from his famous works are-

    "My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break."

    Katherine conveys it to Hortensio during an argument in which he is, in effect, especially foul. She believes in the need to express her genuine thoughts. She reveals that she needs to communicate her anger to him or die from keeping it in. Another piece of her discourse is, "Your betters have suffered me say my brain, and if you can't best, you stop your ears." This implies preferred men over you have heard me express my genuine thoughts, so on the off chance that you can't take it, you would be wise not to tune in!

    "We know what we are but know not what we may be."

    An individual may be careless with their general situation, yet the future carries development and change to the individuals who seek to be more. We know who we are now, but we don't know who we become when the situation changes. The good person may turn into a bad, and a Bad person can become a good person.

    "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

    This implies that it shouldn't make any difference based on how an individual looks. You love them for their character and what's inside their heart. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena's quote is said in envy since Demetrius imagines that Hermia is more glorious than Helena and has been influenced by her glory. Helena imagines that Demetrius should adore her for what her identity is and stay faithful to his commitments to her instead of cherishing Hermia for her glory.

    "Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires."

    he is asking that the stars conceal their light so nobody will want to see the dark things inside him. To place it in context, Malcolm is presently the ruler of Cumberland, and Macbeth should conclude whether to get over him to become a lord or simply surrender.

    "To die, to sleep – to sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…."

    This was said by Hamlet that when he thinks he is lonely/alone. He is thinking about whether it's good to die rather than controlling his problems, and he is scared that he will dream when he is dead and never get any harmony/peace from his natural troubles.

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