Literature is an imagination of an individual experiencing from his family and from his surroundings - Md. Eftekhairul Islam
Monday, May 28, 2012
Shakespeare is the Greatest writer
William Shakespeare is a writer of England. It is noticed that there is no written evident against him to prove his biography. May be, it is a nick name of a writer who did not want to disclose his real name because of nobility. But some critic said that he was a royal people. Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in the village of Stratford-on-Avon in the country of Warwickshire. His father came to Stratford about 1531 and started as a trader of corn, wheat, leather and agricultural products. His mother, Mary Arden, was a daughter of a rich farmer mixed with Anglo-Saxon and Norman blood. It is generally believed that his father and mother did not know how to read and write. His educational life is little known to us that he was the student of Grammar School at Stratford where he knew little Latin and less Greek. We see in his works, his real teachers are the natures and men and women. Stratford was the beautiful village in the country of Warwickshire. Every beauty of nature in this region reflects in his poetry. In the same way, his education of nature came from his heart and his eyes what he saw in wide open world.
About the year 1587, Shakespeare went to London and he joined Burbage’s company of actors. At the age of fourteen, his father lost his property and involved in debt. He left the school to help his father. It is unknown to us that next eight years what he has been doing. Shakespeare will be found as a botanist, a clown, a courtier, a king, a woman a Romance etc which we see in his plays.
Shakespeare is one of the most popular play wrights in the Elizabethan period. He is the greatest writer in the history of literature. Shakespeare has an own style to write the play and sonnets. He just has composed the thing as real what he has seen to men. He used the words of people, used the behavior of his contemporaries and the nature of action and reaction. We know, Shakespeare composed about 154 sonnets. They are very much philosophical, I thing, and popular which are related to the nature of people.
Sonnet is fourteenth line short poem with iambic pentameters and follows a strict rhyme scheme as well as specific structure. Sonnet is a form of literature that originated in Italy. The Sicilian poet Giacomo da Lentini is credited with its invention. The term sonnet comes from sonet, the Occitan word and sonetto, the Italian word. Both meanings are ‘little song’ and ‘little sound’. Shakespeare’s sonnets have a unique structure and rhyme scheme. The rhyme pattern is abab cdcd efef gg. There are no breaks in his sonnet. Three quatrains and one couplet make the sonnet of Shakespeare. In his sonnet, a theme and idea is one. All of his sonnets are dealt with his love to his friend, Earl of Southampton and his beloved Dark Lady. To prove his love to them, he made some philosophies which are very much related with the nature of men.