12 Herrera, Chester H3A Introduction
18 December 2012 Research Assessment #3
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” This is a quote from the exceptional writer known as William Shakespeare. This was taken from one of his most renowned books,Romeo and Juliet. As seen in the quote, we’re able to witness Shakespeare’s ability to write the way he does. From the quote, we’ll be able to extract truths and themes as presented by Shakespeare. This one being about our future and how our actions will determine the outcome. Shakespeare, being the genius he is, has influenced the English language immensely. He’s capability to manipulate words to his desire and the different themes or truths that he comes up with is absolutely remarkable. With Shakespeare’s many accomplishment, we can’t forgot to mention about the person himself. Based on , we can say that Shakespeare has established himself as one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language. His works such as Hamlet,Julius Caesar,Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet, which are highly acknowledged to this day and is known all over world wide. Not only is Shakespeare used for entertainment purposes but as well for education and is a key part of the English Curriculum. Based from Mike LoMonico, a Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library, blog post on the Folger wordpress. He states that Shakespeare is taught all over the world. Even in countries you don’t expect Shakespeare to be taught. Such as Kuwait,Hungary and Iraq to name a few. Seeing how Shakespeare has truly revolutionized the English language and literature. Being an actor himself, he has been a huge influence in theater. With his plays, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Merchant of Venice which are all a huge hit in theater till today. As said by Sylvan Barnet, “William Shakespeare has become an important landmark in English literature.” This just goes to show how deeply embedded...
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