Demerits of Shakespeare
Like merits Johnson brings some demerits in the writing/works of Shakespeare.
1. Virtue (morality) scarified to convince (usefulness): The first defect in Shakespeare is that he sacrifices virtue to please than to instruct. So, he seems to write without any moral purpose.
2. Carelessness about plot development. Shakespeare’s plots are often loosely knit and
carelessly developed in a majority of the cases just a little more attention would have been enough to improve them. In many of his place the later part appears to have been evidently neglected. It seems that when he was approaching the end of his work and the reword seemed near at hand. He is exerted less labor on the work in order to complete quickly and derived the profits immediately.