From Where did William Shakespeare's Greatness Come?

755 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 3 Pages
It is not known if Shakespeare had any hand in the publications of his plays, in which he is so well known for. “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”~ William Shakespeare. Was he just born great? Did he simply achieve greatness? Did he have it thrust upon him due to the changing times in which he lived? So many questions remain, even though more is known about William Shakespeare than any other person of his time. William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 and was baptized April 26, 1594. He was the third of eight children born to John and Mary Shakespeare. Out of his eight siblings, he is one of the few who escaped the Black Plague, which was a reoccurring horror so well known at the time. Some of the most known literary pieces of our modern world are among is thirty-eight plays and 154 sonnets, yet like many other writers of the time, his works did not become famous till long after he was gone.
Not much is known of William Shakespeare’s early life except that he most likely attended King’s New School, which focused on Latin and writing. He married Anne Hathaway, who at the time was twenty-six, when he was eighteen. A bond was signed to protect the bishop who married them due to the fact the marriage was considered illegal. Shakespeare was still considered a minor and Anne was pregnant at the time. Susanna was born May 26, 1583 and the twins…