Why Is Shakespeare Still Important Today

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William Shakespeare was born in April of 1564. He was born in a place approximately 100 miles northwest of London called Statford-upon-Avon. This is also where he died in 1616, legend has it he actually died on his birthday. He was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. There aren’t any records on Shakespeare’s education. Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway and they had three children but one child, Hamnet died at the early age of eleven. Shortly after this time there was a quiet period, where seven years of Shakespeare’s life is nowhere to be found. There are multiple ideas and thoughts about what he was doing during this time. Many thought that he was either hiding or working. One place they thought he may be working at…show more content…
The reason he is still so important today is because we still find it amazing how he can wrap all of the human emotions into one verse. Another reason is that we can relate Shakespeare’s plays to our own modern world and experiences. One thing that I personally love about him and I know others feel the same way, is the way he can bring his characters to life. He can create a character and make you feel like you know that person and you can relate to that person. This is how our entertainment is now, we want to feel a connection. Whether it be through movies, songs, poems, or in this case Shakespeare’s plays. When Shakespeare was writing his plays and he couldn’t find the right words to fit what he was trying to say he would make up a word. We still unknowingly use these made up words from him. For example, if you don’t like someone you may call them your arch-villain. You may also not realize you are using one of the words Shakespeare made up. He used this word in his play called “Timon of Athens.” Another word he created actually surprised me and I found interesting is, swagger. The definition of swagger is to carry oneself in a confident and arrogant way. This is another way to show the importance in how we still use Shakespeare’s words and work in modern
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