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However, Johnson regards that it is not a fault of Shakespeare to violate laws of unities established by the joint
authority of poets and critics. Rather this violation proves the comprehensive genius of Shakespeare. Actually a
drama indicates successive actions. Therefore, just as they man be represented at successive places, so also they may
be represented at different periods, separated by several years. And so, Shakespeare violates the unities of time and
place. And according to Johnson the unities of time and place are not essential to a just drama, and they are
always to be sacrificed to the nobler beauties of variety and instruction. On the other hand the plays scrupulously
following the unities are just the product of superfluous and ostentatious art. However, Shakespeare observes the
unity of action.

Shakespeares another faults in the eye of Johnson is his over fondness for quibbles. A quibble was to him the
fatal Cleopatra for which he lost the world and was content to lose it. But to say Johnson here sacrifices his strong
common sense for the sake of an eloquent metaphor.

Shakespeare's comic dialogue is often coarse. The gentlemen and the ladies in comic scenes,. show little delicacy
or rafinement and are hardly to be distinguised from the clowns.

His tragic plays become worse in proportion to the labour he spends on them.

His narration shows an undue pomp of diction and unnecessary verbiage and repetition.

His declamations of set speeces are generally cold and feeble.