Shakespeare in Love Essay

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The movie that is being compared to a story here is one of the all-time best. The main theme portrayed in "Shakespeare in Love" is a love that is never meant to be. "Shakespeare in Love" parallels the play Shakespeare is currently working on, Romeo and Juliet, in which love is not meant to be due to the many obstacles in the way. Shakespeare's life in the film is very comparable to Romeo's life in Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare's life in the film and the play he is writing has several similarities and differences. In my opinion, this is one of the best movies and books to compare. "Shakespeare in Love" is a fairly accurate representation of the life of William Shakespeare at the time he was writing Romeo and Juliet. …show more content…
It shows in this film and the play, that sometimes it is right to follow your heart, but in other times it is better to do what is right. If you do not follow what is right, you could have something bad happen to you, such as death. In Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers decide to follow their hearts and do not conform to society's wishes. As a result, they end up dead and the feud between the Mantagues and Capulets terminates. It shows that no matter how much the two lovers loved each other, it was not worth it because in the end, they both were dead. In "Shakespeare in Love," Will lose Viola to her arranged husband, but his love for her lives on, as seen in his later writings. He does not lose her because of death, but because he realized he could no longer have her. "If not Wessex the Queen will no the cause and there will be no more William Shakespeare." (Norman pg. 86). This is Viola telling Will why they can not be together. It stinks for them, but that is how it is. Maybe he will learn if he should have proceeded her and stretched the law. On the other hand, he has learned love and it helped him become an even better of a writer. She proved to be his inspiration for his next book, Twelfth Night, for her name was Viola.
It is too bad that they do not fight hard enough. The society was the winners by the end of the story. Both characters meet society's wishes and