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Jake Leary Mr. Mott 6/7/07 Shakespearian Literature Shakespeare in the Modern Day It is vital to not view Shakespeare as an entity solely existing in posterity—a mere remnant of art which was once cutting edge or viable. Instead, Shakespeare is very much alive in our current day-to-day lives, through his prescient narrations of human nature, and the experience of living. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , this unique feature of all of Shakespeare’s plays comes through in its entirety. In the play he deals with perhaps the most universal of human emotions: love. In the play he shows just the extent of human interpretations and mannerisms of love. Much as in the scandalous nature of today, renaissance England was much the same in its approach to marriage and the nature of attitudes between men and women. Orsino is in many ways what is current in terms of Hollywood-style marriages. He is a perfect example of the culture of love in which the modern man current inhabits. With Hollywood marriages lasting week long periods—just long enough for the stars to
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ENGL 205 taught by Professor Mack during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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