Some people are destined to live forever. Through their work and intellect they acquire immortality and their legacy never dies. Such people are rare but they are there. There spell enchant people of all times and all ages. Just like John Keats in his poem refers to the immortality of the poets and artists:
BARDS of Passion and of Mirth,
Ye have left your souls on earth!
Without any qualm, William Shakespeare is one of those legends who seem immortal. Consider the fact that he lived almost 6 centuries ago , but up till now no other play writer has been able to outmatch his fame and outshine his dark sense of humor and wit in writing dramas.
He was a master of ‘Tragedy’ and no other English writer has been able to produce a work in this genre comparable to Shakespeare’s work.
While reading Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, you feel as if you are going through the tragedy yourself, so profound is the effect of his lyrical dramas and acumen that you end up loving each character in his/her own capacity.
The characters may be noble or evil yet they are the perfect portrayal of the reality. The reality that seems unchanging . . .the reality that hurts so much . . . and the very reality that gives respite in the end. . .
That reality is depicted everywhere in his work, be it dramas or poetry. He was one who told us that ‘All the world’s a stage’ where we ‘strut and fret’ our ‘hour upon the stage’ and then we are ‘heard no more’ . . .
He revealed the heart throbbing truth that ‘Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly’. And that winter’s harsh wind is not as unkind as ‘man’s ingratitude’ . . .
Lets read few of his quotes that have long acquired a status of proverbs ,and remember him on his death anniversary (23 April 1616):
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
I pay tribute to him by quoting his own words that he truly deserves:
‘So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee’
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