In many high schools, 9th graders read stories from different times and of different genres in their english classes. Notably, one of the most prominent stories read by high schoolers is The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. However, there is controversy that high schoolers should not read this Shakespearean play because many argue that it is not relevant to what teens deal with on a daily basis. Despite the fact that the tragedy takes place in the 14th century, teens were no different back then. As a matter of fact, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet presents topics that present-day teens still struggle with such as brain development, tunnel vision, and how to correctly approach suicidal teens.
The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare has been taught in school for many years now. Some say that we should continue to allow our teens to read this tragic love story, while many argue that this play should no longer be allowed in schools. The issues concerning this tragic love story are the inappropriate jokes, the unrealistic view of love, and the promotion of suicide. These issues will indeed prove why Romeo and Juliet is ill suited to be taught to freshmen. Ninth graders should no longer read Romeo and Juliet because it is has very inappropriate jokes that should not be associated with school.
But in Cyrano de Bergerac, Rostand the traditional way of theatre to present an unabashed historical romance, set in the 1640s and featuring a flamboyant hero. Audiences loved the play’s passionate love story, comedy, fast-paced action, and tragic ending. Above all, they responded powerfully to the larger-than-life character of Cyrano, the genius hero with a ridiculously long nose. After the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Rostand’s fame began to decrease, and he never received that kind of success with any other production, than Cyrano. Rostand died in 1918, however his famous production, Cyrano de Bergerac, lives on to present day.
While most people enjoy King’s unsettling way of writing, some criticize him for the disturbingness he brings into his novels. With all of Stephen King’s success and controversy it is hard for people not to be influenced by what he says and writes. Stephen King has changed the way people view writing and the horror genre in general. Stephen King, one of the most criticized and iconic authors to date, had and still has a lasting impact on American culture.
Modern day literature was shaped by Shakespeare, one of the greatest playwrights of all time. He came from a big family and had a wife and three kids. He wrote plays for the masses instead of the rich and wasn’t afraid to make fun of the rich either. He wrote famous works of literature such as Romeo and Juliet.if the world didn’t have Shakespeare the average man would not have an education. Shakespeare shaped literature by writing for the masses in a way that inspired others to write so anyone can have an education.
Success soon followed and he became the most popular playwright in England, and also partial owner of the Globe Theater, which was very successful in Shakespeare’s day. Even though William Shakespeare died in 1616, at the fairly young age of 52, his literary pieces, all thirty-seven plays and 154 sonnets, still continue to live on all among the world. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written in the mid-1590’s, it is one of William Shakespeare’s most delightfully strange and engaging creations. The play illustrates Shakespeare’s growth as well as his imagination.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of the most popular pieces of literature in the world nearly 400 years after it was written. The play is taught frequently because of the conflicts that take place within it and how relatable it is to how the world is now. Despite the large time gap between the two, Romeo and Juliet and today’s culture have a copious amount of similarities, along with some differences. A lot of the quarrels that happen in the play are similar to those of today, such as forbidden love and an assortment of social disputes.
The Renaissance was a one of the best times in world history that made a big change in the world. A lot of people only know about few people that lived during the Renaissance for example Michael Angelo, William Shakespeare, and Leonardo de Vinci. Those are the names people recognize and know about the Renaissance because they are taught about at school but there are more people that did extraordinary things during the Renaissance and are not recognized in school. For example Michael Angelo is known for painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Leonardo is known for a lot of stuff because his stuff help contribute to modern day art, science, and math.
When I started high school I felt like I did not belong here. High school was very different from my middle school. Some of my teachers tried to tell me how high school was going to be like for all of us in the moment I believed them but the only advice I valued was my older brothers. “No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you.”
However, that did not stop English actors, because the theaters attracted audiences of up to three thousand from all social classes (shakespeareinamericancommunities.org). Shakespeare began to act and write plays at around
Throughout the years, the world has known many great authors and poets. America has only taught and recognized a select few of those wonderful writers from around the world. Numerous amounts of people could easily tell you Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. How many other writers would be as easily recognized for their work in America? For example, Spain has many excellent writers America knows nothing about.
Making them learn Shakespeare isn’t going to be interesting for them, especially 9th graders. Dana Dusbiber said, “I am a high school English teacher. I am not supposed to dislike Shakespeare. But I do. And not only do I dislike Shakespeare because of my own personal disinterest in reading stories written in an early form of the English language that I cannot always easily navigate, but also because there is a WORLD of really
Henry Louis Gates said “censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.” The banning of books has become increasingly prevalent in the United States, there is an entire week dedicated to it. The Kite Runner is at the top of the list of books parents do not approve of in high schools. Although some believe The Kite Runner has graphic scenes inappropriate for students, the lessons that can be learned from the book outweigh “damage” students may face from reading it. There are several themes and lessons in The Kite Runner that prove beneficial to high school students.
Why do students around the world still study Shakespeare in high school more than 400 years after his death? How do thee, thy, thou relate to 21st century teenagers in the here and right now? Well, the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a perfect example of why we continue to study Shakespeare’s work. While the story may be written in a language that’s foreign to contemporary audiences, the story itself doesn 't age.
His work will only be known to the modern people. Five hundred years ago Shakespeare 's work was not worthy and popular. Yet today we are still reading his work. Shakespeare is really known now and lots of people admire him. They envy his work and I am sure everyone in the world knows him.