William Shakespeare is a writer, from a few centuries ago, who has had a major influence on many movies and stories that are made today. His stories and plays may seem a little hard to understand, but once you get passed that, you will literally be hooked onto the story. There's this little debate going on about whether or not William Shakespeare should be taught at school. In my opinion, I think he should be taught at school.
To read or not to read that’s the question? Shakespeare is being taught all over the world, it’s being taught in 9th grade all the way up to 12th grade. Shakespeare should not be taught in the ninth grade curriculum because it's too hard to teach; also its very difficult to understand, last it's not even relatable to today's youth. That why I think Shakespeare shouldn't be taught in school.
There are those who associate Shakespeare with elevated social status and feel that Shakespeare is no longer relevant to a broad audience and therefore should not be taught. In addition in a world where composition is diminishing as technology becomes more prominent, they believe that Shakespeare is less important. These ideas are flawed as Shakespeare continues to be relevant intellectually, emotionally and most importantly culturally. Shakespeare should continue to be required reading.
William Shakespeare was born April 23rd 1564. Shakespeare was and currently still is an inspiration to so many minds now a day. Never the less should he still be in the classrooms in the 21st century that would be believed to be a negative; Shakespeare no longer belongs to be in the class room of grades 9 to 12. When teachers tell their class that they will be reading Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, etc. nobody is jumping for joy. Most of the children in the class is bored out of their minds nobody understands Shakespeare anymore. Reading the article “Much Ado About Nothing Much” by Peter Beech, has helped further explain this by making excellent points that will help everyone understand that Shakespeare is the problem and not the people
In the American school systems, curriculum for High School English and even sometimes college literature, require that students read Shakespeare's plays. Most commonly, we read The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Why do High Schools require that their students read Shakespeare? Why do we still care about Shakespeare? The answer lies in the human condition. The human condition is what connects all homosapeians and allows us to call ourselves Human. We experience birth, in more ways than one; we grow, on spiritual levels as well as physical; we have emotions, unlike any other creatures on earth; we show aspiration; we have conflicts with one another,
Shakespeare was undeniably a master of the English language. Contrary to this statement his writing should not be taught as a requirement of the Common Core Curriculum in language arts for multiple reasons.
Students all over the world read Shakespeare’s iconic and well known dramas. As they are seated in the classrooms, they interpret the stories differently and read each line with anticipation on what’s going to happen next. They continue relating to Shakespeare’s works in their own ways and are, overall, effected positively by his dramas. Schools should continue including Shakespeare in their curriculum because the dramas are timeless and beneficial to students.
I believe Shakespeare is crucial for students to study as his works are filled with intricate meaning, extensive vocabulary and powerful imagery that offers insight to the world around us, with the use of irony, imagery, rythm and other literary devices evident in his works, he enriches our language. His works challenege students to try and understand difficult language, and style to experience different morals in his stories, and get an understanding of the complex lives lived by his characters.
Is Shakespeare really that special? Shakespeare is an english poet who has written 38 plays, poems, and sonnets. He has taught in classrooms around the world and is widely regarded as the greatest playwright. He has popped up everywhere in english and been highly recognized for his works. But why him? There are countless writers as good as or even better than Shakespeare. It’s about time we move on from the Bard and try some new authors.
When you hear the word Shakespeare, you probably think that it is meant for the people that use intellectual language, the literary types, or even the people who have a higher reading level than the average person. Well, a college professor named Michael Mack argues that Shakespeare can be for everyone once you understand it and it can relate to the real world or be a reflection of it. Mack produces an effective argument that although Shakespeare is difficult, it is worth the effort. Through his use of rhetorical devices and counterclaims.
The man, the enigma, the genius – yes I am speaking of none other than William Shakespeare who was born with a pen in his hand. Using this simple instrument he conveyed a message of laughter, joy, love and hatred.
William Shakespeare - English poet, playwright actor. A man’s whose works are so well written, whose ideas were ahead of his time, whose influence has stretched over centuries, and found a place in the curriculum of many classes. A man who is now regarded by many people as one of the greatest writers in the English language, and yet others have called his works ‘tired’, ‘not relevant’ and ‘archaic’. So how can this be, why do some embrace Shakespeare when taught it and others would opt to stay far away from it?
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
Students have been learning about William Shakespeare’s greatest works for years. They have been taught that he was the greatest writer of his time and about how his works still live on today. Many people still believe that he was the mastermind behind the beautiful stories of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, however this is not true. People have been taught for centuries that Shakespeare wrote every one of his works, however evidence shows that he has stolen ideas and that he might not be the author of his famous works.
Shakespeare is said to have an insight on the human mind that was beyond his time, his work is said to be of all ages because of which it becomes a compulsion in almost every curriculum that focuses on English literature.