William Shakespeare's Impact On Society

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The world-famous playwright and author, William Shakespeare, has written some of the most referenced and well-known pieces of literature ever created. His acute attention to detail, impressive use of literary devices, and ability to expand upon issues concerning mankind are what make his texts so unique and are the reasons we have continued to explore his works for centuries. Although he was born over four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare has impacted literature through education, pop culture, and everyday language, making his work relevant to modern society because many of the themes his text analyze are still applicable within our world today.
Background
William Shakespeare was baptized into the Church of England on April 26th, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, meaning he was most likely born between the 22nd and 25th, according to the Stratford-upon-Avon parish (Potter 1). Because his accurate date of birth is not recorded, we now celebrate his birthday on April 23rd, which, coincidentally, is also the day he died in 1616 at the age of 52. According to the British Library, between 1590 and 1613, Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, 4 poems, and a collection of sonnets. His works range from tragedies to histories to comedies, each analyzing a variety of themes that hold an underlying message within society and the nature of man.
Shakespeare in Education The process of using Shakespeare’s work within education has been widely debated amongst teachers, parents,
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