Shakespeare's Contributions To Literature

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Have you ever known that Shakespeare had written 37 plays and 154 sonnets which means that he had an average of 1.5 plays written every year? Shakespeare 's plays form literature 's greatest legacies. Shakespeare’s plays are divided into comedies, histories, and tragedies which produced thousands of performances and films. From famous tragedies like Macbeth and King Lear to tragic love stories such as Romeo and Juliet to epic historic plays like Antony and Cleopatra that enlighten, sadden, teach and most important of all, entertain. Shakespeare’s plays provided literature a lot of things including genres, publishing formats, and a proper chance for everyone regardless of his class and financial ability to attend them. Shakespeare contributed to English literature in many ways including genres like tragedies, histories, and comedies. All of Shakespeare’s tragic protagonists have a fatal flaw that drives them towards their end. Popular tragedies include: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespeare’s comedy was determined by language and complex plots involving mistaken identity. A good example is if a character disguises themselves as a member of the opposite sex, you can classify the play as a comedy. Popular comedies include: Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare also used his history plays to make social and political interpretation. Therefore, they are not historically accurate
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