Essay about The Life of William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was a very talented man known for his various works of literature. His works include poems, plays, and sonnets. His works are then broken down into tragedies, comedies, and histories. Shakespeare left this world centuries ago, but his writings continue to live throughout the world today. He has greatly impacted the world of literature and his existence will forever be remembered.
In 1564, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon (Hazell 32). It seems that Shakespeare’s career began around the year 1592. This was a tough time for playwrights and actors. There was an outbreak of the bubonic plague which caused concerns for those wanting to watch because of being surrounded by those potentially carrying
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Along with being translated into every language, Shakespeare’s words reach and are accepted by multiple races and cultures (McMillan). A reason William Shakespeare is accepted by multiple races could be the fact that he does not ignore the issues and “tensions” between them and instead makes light of them by including them in his plays such as Othello and The Merchant of Venice. He addresses the struggles between different colors and religions. He never takes a designated side; he simply tells a story which is what has helped him be so well accepted (“Race – Introduction”).
Not only has Shakespeare related to his audiences through racial aspects, but also through common emotional experiences. Shakespeare used his words and made them speak to his audiences using emotional feelings that anyone would naturally feel (McMillan). His works can be classified into three main categories: tragedies, histories, and comedies (“William Shakespeare” 656). Each of these categories has characters that the audience can relate to somehow. With Shakespeare’s tragedies, his characters are noble heroes that are looked up to that are all facing tragedy. His histories obviously tell the stories of events that have happened for people to relate to. William Shakespeare’s comedies have characters that many find irresistible. And lastly, the women in his plays can also be relatable. We can all…