112. Shakespeare and Goethe
Both Shakespeare and Goethe rethink the Divine thought of Creation. There is, however, one important difference between them. The realist Englishmen Rethinks the individual; the Idealist German, the universal. His Faust is a seeming individual only. In reality, he is humanity individualised.
* This reflection was published in New Era, Lucknow, in 1917.
In the first sentence, “…the Divine thought of creation” was
reworded to “the thought of Divine creation” and in the last
sentence, “His Faust” was changed to “Faust” – KAS.