Foreshadowing in Shakesphere

Essay by shelby123High School, 11th gradeA+, March 2002

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In Shakespeare's Twelfth night, there were many situations a person really had to look closely at. Shakespeare foreshadowed allot in his books. Foreshadowing means what hints Shakespeare gave us during the book to try and make us see what is going to happen in the end. Foreshadowing is subject to interpretation, when you read this paper you may interpret the quotes differently than I have. In the next few paragraphs I am going to show you examples of foreshadowing and why I think this way.

"'T is beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on: Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive. If you will lead these graces to the grave and leave the world no copy. This quote is talking about love that can't be handled anymore the way that it is going, I think that this refers to the end of the book because in the end, love doesn't work out the way that you think that it will.

"Journeys end in lovers meeting, every wise man's son doth know." I think that this was a sort of foreshadowing in that it is being said all journeys of love end with the meeting of the two lovers and that any smart person would know that. I think that Shakespeare tried to confuse you on the ending on how things were really going to turn out and happen. Throughout the book, I thought the ending was going to be very different than it was.

It was very hard to find foreshadowing in Shakespeare let alone read it. Shakespeare is very subtle in his humor, sentences and ways he writes. I think that's what makes his so good. Foreshadowing is open to objection and it is interpreted differently from one person to...