The Impact of Shakespeare: Goethe to Melville

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780823231782
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241149 | DOI:
The Impact of Shakespeare: Goethe to Melville

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There are three ways in measuring the impact of Shakespeare on romantic literary criticism which is listed and explained here. The cast of characters which serves as the most important part in this chapter are enumerated and given reasons why they should be considered. Shakespeare's writing gave a tremendous impact to the first generation that gave way to surprising discovery about culture. The influences of Shakespeare when it comes to writing mediated the relations between criticism and new creative work. Also, his writings created the romantic criticisms role of the literary criticisms in a larger history of literature wherein it proves to be international and its study must be comparative. Despite the impact, Shakespeare is unlimited where the possibility of copying his externals of practice would happen.

Keywords: Shakespeare; romantic literary criticism; creative work; criticism; characters; Goethe; Melville

Chapter.  9231 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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