William Shakespeare Research Paper

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The greatest poet to ever have lived, William Shakespeare, will forever live in the pages of his work. Attempting to define his greatness is futile, as he masterfully wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. No man can successfully be compared to Shakespeare and his great masterpieces. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s parents baptized him at the local church. As the third child of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, Shakespeare had five other siblings. His father, John Shakespeare, became a successful merchant and he held very decent positions in the town that basically resembles that of a mayor. His mother came from a well established family and helped to raise William. Thanks to his family, Shakespeare was placed in a position that he could become the great man. …show more content…

He most likely received his early education from the King’s New School. Here he learned how to read, write, grammar, and latin. From his writings it can be seen that Shakespeare absorbed much of the classical writings. His plays show that he learned a great multitude of knowledge concerning the Latin scholars and stories that they told. At the age of fourteen he left school with a firm grasp on English and how to write, which would propel Shakespeare to a life of writing. Shakespeare rose a humble Englishman background to become England’s best-known author. He worked very hard in writing thirty-eight plays. Shakespeare also worked hard to produce and act in these plays and to keep and maintain the theater in which the plays were held. It took much persistence for him to keep pushing forward during the years when city of London closed the play houses. However, during this time, Shakespeare continued to masterfully write

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