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Shakespeare should or should not be taught in schools

By StrawberryCheesecakeFactory Sep 25, 2014 432 Words
Shakespeare should not be taught in South African schools
“To be, or not to be : that is the question :” To be taught in South African schools, or not to be … I say, TO BE ! Shakespeare provide us with deep insight in human behaviour by using poetry to express human behaviour in a personal, group based and universal situation. Thorough knowledge of his work can only be favourable to success for all students that study some of his marvellous work in South African schools as well as across the world. William Shakespeare handles unchanging and commonly known concerns throughout his poems, plays, and sonnets. He touches subjects such as politics, death, war, morality and wealth. The characters in his pieces struggle to connect with individuals or society, which causes us as readers to relate to theirs situations and emotions. We as readers gain awareness of so many different themes, such as love, misunderstanding, vanity and intrigue. “I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.” – William Shakespeare In all of the work that he has produced, there is inspiration and value within them. Students become familiar with a variety of literary techniques and prosper a multitude of different historical knowledge. His work encourages us to have empathy with the characters as well as the people that surrounds us in reality, this can also grow to greater understanding of human behaviour and emotions. Understanding of the heart is developed by Shakespeare in all of his plays, poems and sonnets. Doors are being opened by education, with LANGUAGE as the most important factor. He helps to develop cognitive skills. Shakespeare not only touched the aspects of language , but formed almost all of it. We as students should not be confined in one educator or persons point of view , or only to native knowledge and assumptions. He forces us to confront diverseness and still gives us the space to decide whether we like it or not. A rich program for studies, impersonation and expressive personal growth is developed within the scholars as well as the schools. Insight of the power of all languages , not only English, is formed. We as listeners, spokespersons, readers, wordsmiths and performers are liberated through language and the way we use it. “All the world’s a stage and all the men and woman merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts … “ Shakespeare should definitely be taught in ALL schools, not only in South Africa but right across the world.

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