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The Experiences of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a Decadent or Aesthetic Influence

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December 4, 2012


The Experiences of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a Decadent or Aesthetic Influence

The Twelfth Night was written by William Shakespeare in the late 1500’s. A romantic and a some what comical play that's main characters are in a twist of fate, on the verge of tragedy. A reminder of some basic needs in human nature that can motivate our moral values and fuel our imaginations quest to twists fate in our favor. However disagreement exists over the plays purpose and meaning. The more traditional philosophers concepts had a great influence on public opinion. Plato argued that all art was decadent because it fostered rebellious or unhealthy attitudes in an audience while Aristotle being moor optimistic argued that aesthetic experiences were educational and therefore beneficial to a society because they helped us understand truth. Based on the place in time European Renaissance and the ethical values of the society I stand to agree with the majorities opinion of the aesthetic value in the arts, especially those of Shakespeare's in which give many lessons in everyday life.
      William Shakespeare is customary regarded to be the finest dramatist the world has ever seen and the greatest poet who has created his plays in the English language.   His career (dated from 1589 to 1613) was just within the time of greatest literary prosperity to lead the Renaissance in England. Besides, Shakespeare has been the world’s most famous author. No other writer’s works have been published so many times or read so broadly in so many places. Shakespeare knew human nature as few other writers have. He could notice in a particular dramatic case the qualities that refer to all human beings. He could thus produce characters that have notion beyond the time and place of his works. Yet, his characters are not symbolic people. They are prominent individual human beings with a found wanting, and all society’s hidden conflicts are displayed.They strive just as people do in...

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