Greater Writer of the English Language: William Shakespeare Essay

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Shakespeare arguably had some of the most bewildering language in all of literacy. His creativity and English ingenuity granted him to be considered the greatest writer of the English Language. Unfortunately, Pete Langman feels Shakespeare is far too difficult for the majority of schoolchildren. He feels that making them struggle through it just because Shakespeare is this great, shinning cultural icon simply alienates them, makes them hate the man, hate the plays, while giving them the sneaking suspicion that high culture excludes them. Langman feels that everyone might do better if they embrace the fact that Shakespeare is tough and accept the fact that it’s too difficult for some people and should be taught until they reach the university level. Although langeman had some good points, i have to respectfully disagree. Shakespeare may have his faults and may be a bit mature for early students, but the fact of the matter is William Shakespeare offers so many insights into the real world that are youth must learn early to better comprehend the real world that awaits them and in reality what it is to be human.
Taking a look at one of Shakespeare’s most renowned play Hamlet, we can make a connection to the real world that young students should be taught. In this quote from Hamlet, “To be or not to be: that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end…