How Did Shakespeare Influence Today

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William Shakespeare is the most influential writers of the English Literature. Some of the very famous lines of literature today are from the writings Shakespeare. He has produced much praise worthy stories of comedy, drama, and sonnets. He has added over 1700 words to our vocabulary and it is said to be the largest contribution to the vocabulary to date. Shakespeare’s phrases are now our clichés. His influence has been enormous on our language as well as today’s writers. Shakespeare was born in Elizabethan era, in 16th century. When he wrote plays there was a lot of pressure because he had to write in a way that appealed both to the commoner as well as the royals. He was well aware of the expectations and mindset of the audience which certainly…show more content…
Is man no more than this? Consider him well. Thou owest the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha! here's three on 's are sophisticated! Thou art the thing itself: unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor bare, forked animal as thou art. Off, off, you lendings! Come unbutton here. (3.4.74) Some of the great plays of this period are Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. Shakespeare also worked on some his dark comedies which are also called ‘problem plays’ because they can’t be categorized in a specific genre to this day such as, Measure for Measure and All’s Well that Ends Well. The fourth and the final period of Shakespeare’s plays display calm peace and strength. The fierceness of Othello and Macbeth is left behind. In 1608 Shakespeare’s mother died. Her death and the vivid memory of her kindness seem to have an impact on him which caused him to look on life with kindlier eyes. This phase was dominated by a new style of comedy with the theme of loss and reconciliation. The greatest work of this era is The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale and Cymbeline in which the characters suffers from loss and then regain what they lost at the
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