Love's Labor's Lost | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Sidney Thomas

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Love's Labor's Lost.
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Critical Essay by Sidney Thomas

SOURCE: Thomas, Sidney. “Mannerism and Anti-Mannerism in Love's Labour's Lost: ‘The Words of Mercury Are Harsh after the Songs of Apollo.’” In Shakespeare's Universe: Renaissance Ideas and Conventions, edited by John M. Mucciolo, Steven J. Doloff, and Edward A. Rauchut, pp. 243-50. Hants, England: Scolar Press, 1996.

In the following essay, Thomas examines the paradoxes found in Love's Labour's Lost.

Love's Labour's Lost inevitably invites discussion by paradox. It is Shakespeare's most light-hearted and sportive comedy, yet the merriment is interrupted and the scene begins to cloud with an announcement of death. It is a love comedy, yet at its close Jack hath not Jill. It is deliberately artificial in conception, structure, and language, yet it concludes with an attack on...

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