SHAKESPEARE’S IMAGERY ON DEATH

Creative Writing Quotations

No one is unaware about the impact that Shakespeare has left in English Literature. From life to death, he had a wonderful way of connoting its profundity through his poetic expressions. His observations were skilful. It was a complete culture on its own to which we can have an isolated schooling.

I’ve listed down some of his quotes that have been taken from his plays and sonnets which have extraordinarily manifested death:

  1. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
    – Julius Caesar
  2.  ‘The valiant never taste of death but once’
    – Julius Caesar
  3.  ‘Unsubstantial Death is amorous’
    – Romeo & Juliet
  4. ‘Though Death be poor, it ends a mortal woe’
    – King Richard II
  5. ‘For now they kill me with a living death’
    – King Richard III
  6. ‘What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!’
    – King Richard III
  7. ‘What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!’
    – King Richard III
  8.  ‘Death rock me asleep’
    – King Henry IV, Part II
  9. ‘Where hateful Death put on his ugliest mask’
    – King Henry IV, Part II
  10. ‘The gloomy shade of death’
    – King Henry VI, Part I
  11.  ‘For in that sleep of death what dreams may come’
    – Hamlet
  12. ‘Then have we a prescription to die when Death is our physician’
    – Othello
  13.   ‘Let me be boiled to death with melancholy’
    – Twelfth Night
  14. ‘Speak me fair in death’
    – Merchant of Venice
  15. By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.
    -Cymbeline