Liquid Modernity in Shakespeare’s Works: A Critical Reading

Authors

  • Farkhanda Shahid Khan Lecturer, Department of English Literature, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Asma Iqbal Qazi 2. Assistant Professor, Department of English Graduate Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-I)07

Keywords:

Bard, Drama, Elizabethan Period, Fashion, Imagination, Jacobian Period, Sublime

Abstract

This work while arguing that Shakespeare has the genius to mingle up words, phrases, and concepts in such a manner that they aptly fit globally- in different regions and countries, scrutinizes Shakespeare’s sublimity through a vast critical scholarship. Not of an age but for all times, was critically remarked by Johnson, who was a contemporary of Shakespeare. His works are sentimental, pithy, and sometimes hilarious. He was the master to develop a connection between the narrative and his characters and that is why we notice, Hamlet’s anger, everlasting love for Romeo and Juliet, Ophelia’s agony, and King Lear’s turning from foolishness to a modest and caring father. Theorists of the postcolonial era offer a variety of reasons for Shakespeare’s recurrent presence around the globe- which are multi-folds, starting from worldwide recognized themes, his genius to transcend class, color or ethnicity, and linguistic barriers.

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Published

2023-01-29

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How to Cite

Shahid Khan, F., & Iqbal Qazi, A. (2023). Liquid Modernity in Shakespeare’s Works: A Critical Reading. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(1), 68–78. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-I)07