William Shakespeare, commonly referred to as the “bard”, was baptized on April 26, 1564, and died in 1616 at the age of 52. In his lifetime, he wrote 37 plays, as well as 154 sonnets. One of his most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet, is set in the city of Verona, Italy, where two young lovers end their lives for one another. Additionally, the thousands of words he invented have become assimilated into the English language. Shakespeare should be included in the high school curriculum because his work has shaped modern literature, as well as the modern teenager.
As time progresses, social norms and societal conventions evolve to accommodate to modern times. The progression of social norms can be seen through literature as it often addresses the views of people at the time. Due to this, frequently newer generations are unable to comprehend old literature as they exhibit foreign and conservative values. However, Shakespearean plays are studied and read even today because he demonstrates familiar themes or values about human nature that resonate with us in our modern day world, thus being known as a timeless classic. Shakespear’s
William Shakespeare is regarded as one of the greatest English writers, playwrites, and poets of all time. In his speech to college freshmen titled "Why Read Shakespeare," Michael Mack offers insight as to why students should envelop themselves in Shakespearean literature. Mack cites key reasons that exemplify the relevance of Shakespeare's works to our daily lives. Because of the clear connections to daily life and emotional appeals he makes, Michael Mack is indeed effective in persuading his audience to read Shakespeare.
In our freshman year of high school ninth graders must learn the many things in each of their subjects. In english class students are required to learn William "Bard of Avon" Shakespeare’s works. With Shakespeare 's works of literature and drama being 400 years old it’s expected that many people don’t want Barb’s works to be taught in the curriculum in schools. Shakespeare 's works should not be taught to students in schools because it’s difficult for students to understand, his work is not culturally diverse, and is outdated for today’s students. First, it’s difficult for many students to understand Shakespeare’s dialogue.
Shakespeare was a famous author and poet that wrote extremely well-known texts, such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet.” Shakespeare lived during the Renaissance when art and science advanced and he was one of the major contributors to this historical period. “Shakespeare Influences the way we speak now” by Hephzibah Anderson, “William Shakespeare’s Impact on Theatre” by Octane, and “How Outrage Built Over a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump” by Sara Krulwich suggest that Shakespeare had a great influence on many aspects of society, such as the phrases we use, style of theater, and is a figure of inspiration to many people. Shakespeare has contributed to many well-known phrases that are still used to this day, showing his significance in history.
The works of William Shakespeare are often considered timeless pieces of art. There are many factors as to why this is true, some of them being that his story lines are relatable to many generations or the way readers get fully immersed into his writing and screenplay. This immersion can be attributed to different causes. Three different ways that Shakespeare kept his audience engaged during his play Macbeth was through symbolism of food to help give insight on the mood of a scene, intense language and peculiar imagery, and the symbolism of hands. Symbolism, by usage of food, is not only used in Shakespeare’s writings but in many works of art throughout time.
Shakespeare, also known as the “Bard of Avon” (the nickname was provided by wikipedia), is one of the most famous and influential authors of english literature. In September 2008, at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, Michael Mack (a professor) presented his opinion on the value of reading Shakespeare as a speech to college freshman. While presenting his opinion, Mack makes a compelling argument that even though reading Shakespeare is hard, it is worth it in the end and not only is it as important as other courses you may take in college but you will also gain something from it. His use of rhetorical devices and claims helps him support his argument.
As people grow up in the English world, it is inevitable to encounter Shakespeare’s work within mainstream media. Many movies and TV shows follow the plot of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works. For example, Disney’s The Lion King follows a young lion’s journey of vengeance, love, and redemption, which derives from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Another example of one Shakespeare’s works being referenced, the line “To be or not to be” may be referenced whenever a character contemplates life and death, - especially when characters are suicidal. Shakespeare’s influence even reaches into people’s way of communication.
In the twenty-first century, the plays of William Shakespeare may at first appear dated and irrelevant: they use archaic language, are set in the age of Kings and Queens, and the Kingdom of England. However, it would be plainly mistaken to construe that Shakespeare’s works do not still remain integral to a twenty-first century society. Shakespeare’s plays gave the words and expressions one uses every day, revolutionized the art of theater as it was known, and forewarned about issues that would unknowingly still apply centuries later. Therefore, Shakespeare has had a profound effect on our lives by enriching our language and culture, as well as providing ideas that would still apply five centuries later, and it would thus behoove us to learn from his works and life.
Shakespeare work it appears, was prophetic as he tried, to prepare all for the times to come. The Elizabethan ideology itself became a vehicle that Shakespeare rode on to safety and security convey this message of self-redemption. This itself reveals a man of Shakespeare, deep thought and top-notch
Despite being written a long time ago, readers in this day and age can still relate to the themes and characters. Each reader can find something that appeals to them. Shakespeare’s and Jonson’s works are evidence that there is no one definition of great literature. Even though they didn’t have the same approach or use the same techniques, they are both perfect and their works are jewels that need to be cherished in years to
In the essay “Shakespeare Meets The 21st Century” (297), Michael Kahn believes that all renditions of Shakespeare’s plays are “interpretations” that reflect the approach to acting and producing at the time of production. In recent times the productions of Shakespeare’s plays have undergone changes to the manner of speaking to be more “conversational” while attempting to retain the rhythm and tone of the play. He explains that Shakespeare’s plays were themselves adapted from those of other playwrights. He marvels at the experience of those who originally witnessed and had no prior knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays must have had. Kahn states “I believe all theater artists who approach these plays envy that encounter and explore strategies to re-create
Shakespeare uses literary devices to give each character their own unique personality and bring them to life. The Nurse’s flirtatious manner and the Friar’s sanguine and beguiling disposition are expressed by Shakespeare’s use of language. Modern writers, like Maya Angelou, still look towards Shakespeare for inspiration and imitate his writing style. Even though Shakespeare has long been dead, he is still alive through his works and influence on writers through the
This interesting and most intriguing and most intriguing claim on how shakespeare will hepl you in life and no matter who are you can read. Miachel Mack makes an article on how shakespeare makes the person better and how shakespaere can help you in life and love. He shows this by appealing on the aduidence and then explaining how shakespeare is as important as any other course, he then shows how shakespeare are good for the heart and mind and how thier connected. Mack produces an ineffective argument that Shakespeare is good for the person and tells how you can get it and shows why you should read it through his use of claims and evidence and trying to appealing to the audinence. One structure that mack uses to advance his argument in his use of claims and on how Shakespeare is important.