Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human - Coda: The Shakespeare Difference, A Word at the End: Foregrounding Summary & Analysis

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Coda: The Shakespeare Difference, A Word at the End: Foregrounding Summary and Analysis

Coda: The Shakespearean Difference

pp. 714-735

Large numbers of Shakespeare's characters involve different shadings of heterosexuality to bisexuality, according to the author. This is seen in Antonio the Merchant in the play, the Merchant of Venice, with Antonio's apparent desire to die for his friend. Then there is Queen Cleopatra with a strong component of eroticism. In terms of the development of human personality, Shakespeare's works could be compared to the Bible. Since English has become the world's leading language, Shakespeare has become the world's leading author. The most fascinating characters of Shakespeare are Hamlet, John Falstaff, Rosalind and Cleopatra.

Shakespeare was not only a writer, because he directed most of his plays at the Globe Theater in London. The author read Shakespeare...

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