January 25th 2012
Shakespeare is a Fraud
One cannot write thirty-six plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets and two long narrative poems if they were ordinary. But unbelievably, William Shakespeare did just that from 1564 – 1616. People have questioning how Shakespeare achieved writing such great pieces of literature, when the behind the scenes story does not add up. There are no records to prove he wrote anything and there is proof someone else did what he took credit for. In my opinion, Macbeth and Titus Andronicus, two of Shakespeare’s plays are strong examples of pieces of literature that was not actually created by Shakespeare. I believe William Shakespeare, the man with many outstanding accomplishments, is not the man who he is known to be.
To start, Shakespeare’s personal life does not reflect upon the man he is known to be. He grew up in a small town called Stratford, had a wife and kids. He lived away from them during the height of his career. Documents found show that his children were uneducated and illiterate. Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers in history, yet his kids did not know how to read or write. If their father really were the creator of the “greatest literature” of all time, why wont he want his kids to grow up being able to read and understand his works? (Emmerich, Page 67) I believe this shows Shakespeare is a fraud because no father with the ability, talent and amount of money he had would not be willing or want to pay to give a child a thorough education. In addition, Shakespeare’s handwriting is exquisite in his plays and poem, but after largest literary hunt in history, not one hand written note or letter was found. (Emmerich, Page 89) This suggests that Shakespeare never did write the literature and explains why his kids did not know how to read or write. Another reason his personal life does not reflect upon the man he is known to be is because...