the greatest writer of his time. after the death of the romantics he filled the void in his own inimitable way but have you noticed that his characters seem extremely one sided, they are either the kind we can totally sypathize with or identify with or even admire but they never display the multitude of facets that an ordinary human being does. but he was one of literature's greatest forefather's whatever said and done and one must not at the same time forget that he was writing for the multitudes and not for a select elite like shakespeare, truly a people person!!!!