Jonson is best known for his brilliant conversation, his satirical wit, and his love of classical order. He also comes
close to Shakespeare's originality and genius as a dramatist and poet. Jonson is a transitional figure, moving from the passion and romantic style of the Elizabethans to the stateliness of Milton, Dryden, and other neo-classical writers. He was most interested in human nature and hoped to reform people by pointing out their weaknesses through exaggeration and humor.