By Paul Gleed
Arguably the main respected and researched writer, William Shakespeare wrote such performs as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream and composed greater than a hundred and fifty vintage sonnets. This paintings is designed to assist scholars boost their analytical writing talents and important comprehension of the mythical Bard of Avon and his works.
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Because the indentation signals the inclusion of a quotation, do not use quotation marks around the cited passage. Use a colon to introduce the passage: Antonio’s frustration at what he believes to be Sebastian’s betrayal is the catalyst for a powerful outburst against superficial beauty that masks moral weakness: 28 Bloom’s How to Write about William Shakespeare But, O, how vile an idol proves this god! Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame. In nature there’s no blemish but the mind. None can be called deformed but the unkind.
However, like everything else, practice, patience, and a little effort will help. But in the meantime, there are some things you can do that will make Shakespeare much more accessible to you. First, do not overestimate the role Shakespeare’s language should play in your encounter with his work. For many dedicated readers of Shakespeare, it is precisely the language, its poetic power and verbal creativity, that separates Shakespeare from the ordinary. But this is not something that needs to come immediately.
Instead, you should write in such a way as to acknowledge the source of the thoughts and language in your writing. Something like the following would be fine: Critics have observed that Puck’s lines about shadowy night creatures might even make the play something other than a comedy. But what does it become? Is there enough in the play, perhaps, to transform it so far as to become “a faintly awkward and uncomfortable nightmare” (Rudolph 134)? Some cases of plagiarism are the result of students simply not understanding how to quote from secondary sources.