The most renowned playwright in history William Shakespeare is still relevant after dying four centuries ago. This popularity and relevance of his writing has remained because it challenges Students to a new language and way of thinking. Shakespeare has also stayed relevant in the English Curriculum because it was the first form of the English language.
The play Much Ado About Nothing teaches students about the problems of social structure. Shakespeare represents the substandard treatment towards women and the notoriety of Men.
A quote from the play said by Benedick “Do you question me, as an honest man should do, for my simple true judgment? Or would you have me speak after my custom, as being a professed tyrant to their sex? (1.1.162-165)
This quote highlights that he is against the female gender and women are viewed completely different to men. A character in the play known as Don Jon deceived a prince and his friends by creating a rumour about (Hero) to strip this woman of her honour and dignity.
Shakespeare reveals how sexist the culture is during that time.
Another example of Shakespeare’s work is Romeo and Juliet a tragic love story that teaches many life lessons. In the play Shakespeare teaches that you should never kill yourself over young love. Romeo expresses how powerful young love can be that it can blind young adults of the repercussions of their actions. The quote that was said by Juliet before she took her life “then I’ll be brie f.
O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust and let me die.”. This play addresses how extreme young love Can be.
This is important as suicide rates have increased by 30% from 2007 to 2015 which is still as relevant today as it was in Medieval Europe. There are also many modern films that have been based on Shakespeare’s plays. Popular movies such as (Lion King ,She’s the man and 10 things I hate about you) This is just a small example of films that have been based on Shakespearian plays. This shows that Shakespeare has a big impact on today’s modern culture.
There are many themes and language that are expressed in Shakespeare’s plays. Each theme is expressed through the characters and the different language and the actions of the characters in the setting. The language that was in Shakespeare’s play has an important input to today’s English literature.
Shakespeare teaches us many things such as social structure and at the dangers of young love. He is still relevant after four hundred years and his plays have been interpreted in many modern movies. The language that Shakespeare uses if one of the very first form of English that was based from Latin. Those are just some examples of why the great medieval playwright Shakespeare must be in
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