Shakespeare in Love Essay

2078 Words Oct 15th, 2002 9 Pages
The movie that is being compared to a story here is one of the all-time best. The main theme portrayed in "Shakespeare in Love" is a love that is never meant to be. "Shakespeare in Love" parallels the play Shakespeare is currently working on, Romeo and Juliet, in which love is not meant to be due to the many obstacles in the way. Shakespeare's life in the film is very comparable to Romeo's life in Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare's life in the film and the play he is writing has several similarities and differences. In my opinion, this is one of the best movies and books to compare. "Shakespeare in Love" is a fairly accurate representation of the life of William Shakespeare at the time he was writing Romeo and Juliet. …show more content…
Viola, however, is an upper class, aristocratic woman with whom a marriage is already been arranged. As their affair continues, Will writes more of the play which is now turning out to be a love story that illustrates the actual events taking place in Will's life, rather than a comedy. I think that as he writes more and more, his love life deepens and creates a major climax. "You cannot marry Wessex!" (Norman pg. 86.) This is Will yelling at Viola not to marry her future husband because he is so madly in love with her. Romeo and Juliet had become fictional characters of Will and Viola. The film shows William Shakespeare's actual life. We are watching Will write his own future. All the factors surrounding him influenced what he wrote about. Most obviously, he was inspired to write Romeo and Juliet through his passionate relations with Viola. It made his love story spectacular as his very own love life heated up. In addition, this film took into account a few of Shakespeare's works and not solely on Romeo and Juliet. For example, the scene in which Will is kissing Viola and then has a sudden idea for his famous Sonnet XVIII, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day." This movie shows the true William Shakespeare. It has parts in the movie that have a similarity to all of his works. The most comparison is Romeo and Juliet. Is it that love really can conquer and take over all? As I watched this movie, I
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