Comparing Macbeth And Midsummer's Night Dream By William Shakespeare

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“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” spoken by William Shakespeare. An ironic quote written by the man who would become one of the most famous literary figures of all time. Born into the early Elizabethan era, William Shakespeare affected the world around him, and the future. Shakespeare absolutely knew what he was in his time, but had no idea the impact he would make in the upcoming future. William Shakespeare, a revered poet and playwright, has astonished the literary world for years, and will continue to do so for centuries to come. Everyone who has climbed the ladder of success started from the ground. This can also be applied to one of the most accredited, and despised, authors of all time. William Shakespeare has both …show more content…

One of the most recognized poetic elements, iambic pentameter, was exclusively used in Shakespeare’s work. Plays including, but not limited to, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and Midsummer’s Night Dream are written in the now immensely popular writing style (Dickinson 1). When discussing Shakespeare’s works, most people realize the shear amount of literary elements he has packed. Known for using multiple similes, metaphors, and rhymes, all in the same stanza, Shakespeare differentiates his work from others. Scholars debate over whether Shakespeare plagiarized the plots in his work, but it is unique to him from the literary elements placed everywhere. There is also the fact that Shakespeare nearly invented his own language. Most of the words written in his plays never were spoken in that era. The English language owes Shakespeare a debt of gratitude for inventing almost 1700 words. Words that we continue to use …show more content…

Some of the most famous phenomenons have been run through with conspiracy theories. Take for example, ‘Area 51’. Anyone who loves to talk about aliens has a new theory about what is at ‘Area 51’. Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster has been argued over for decades with no solutions. Even one of America’s worst events, September 11, was not spared from theorists. William Shakespeare is no different from the rest. After the 1800’s, wild theories begun to arise, mostly pertaining to the idea that Shakespeare ever existed. The first known doubt of Shakespeare’s authorship started in 1848, and it all stemmed from a parody that a group of men started, only to see if it would catch fire. Little did they know how big that fire was going to

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