Influences In William Shakespeare's Works

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William Shakespeare writing was influenced by his background because theatrical beginnings, early in William Shakespeare’s career, he was able to attract the attention of Henry Wriothesley the earl of south Hampton to whom he dedicated his first and second published poems: ”Venus and Adonis” (1593) and “The Rape of Lucrece” (1594). (The Elizabethan Age). Therefore, William Shakespeare took his inspiration from many areas including the Bible, nature, other writers and historians. Two of Shakespeare’s favorite writers were Geoffrey Chaucer and Plutarch; their works would influence many of his plays. The play “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” is a very famous love poem. For example, “My mistress ' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips ' red; if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. (Famous love poem). This explains how he uses colors to define and create a metaphor involving her lips and coral and also her breasts and hairs and wires on her…show more content…
For example, The film Shakespeare in Love (1998) plays amusedly with this idea in its purely fictional presentation of Shakespeare’s torchy affair with a young woman named Viola De Lesseps, who was eager to become a player in a professional acting company and who inspired Shakespeare in his writing of Romeo and Juliet—indeed, giving him some of his best lines. (Romeo and Juliet). This play is by far the most known all around the world to this day. Shakespeare was a blessing to the world and ignited English for us to carry on the legacy he has influenced, shocked and shook people with his writing; it’s an eye opener and will stay that way for generations to come it’s a part of literature and never ending. It’s really intriguing that this person sought out and became the best there was then and
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