Denial of humankind's creaturely limits is characteristic of much literary criticism. Shakespeare consistently dramatizes the limits of language, seeking to evoke wonder or a tragic sense of madness and chaos through an overplus of meanings in paradox, irony, and wordplay that cannot be processed sequentially by imagination.
- Early Modern,
- New Historicism,
- magical thinking
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