Connections between artistic terms in Shakespeare's comedies

This final graph is a static image that extracts artistic terminology from Shakespeare's comedies. Often bound in issues of false identity and disguise, the comedies sometimes refer to visual art in order to highlight the instability of vision and trusting what meets the eye; all is not as it appears.

Image is at once connected to man, true, and like, indicating that the image of a man may or may not be true to the actual substance of a man. Likewise, portrait is connected to idiot while counterfeit draws connections between shame and even murderers. These relationships suggest that Shakespeare's synonyms for painting are inherently negative. With these connections in mind, future work should be done to compare potential relationships between terms in Shakespeare's other genres.


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