The Role of Nature in Shakespeare’s

The Role of Nature in Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" and "King Lear" and Słowacki’s "Balladyna"
The Role of Nature in Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" and "King Lear" and Słowacki’s "Balladyna"

Author(s): Andrzej Cirocki
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS

Summary/Abstract: „A very important element of Shakespeare’s and Romantic poets’ vision of the world was nature. They ceased to perceive it as a wellarranged and controlled mechanism and treated it as a mysterious, soulful and live formation. They did endeavour to discover the soul of nature. According to Henry Spencer, Shakespeare and later Romantic poets particularly admired a characteristic feature of nature, namely its constant ability to revive (Spencer 1987: 66–67). Moreover, this ability enhanced the wonderful and spiritual character of wildlife and at the same time it justified the Romantic faith in characters’ revival. They rejected all the geocentric theories about nature and at the same time they formed their own idea of”[…]

  • Issue Year: XII/2007
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 225-238
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English