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"Why I like Shakespeare"

About Shakespeare


Shakespeare is relevant to my life in many different ways. He gives me pleasure while I read any of his novels, especially when they are talking about Love. Love has a big part in Shakespeare's writings. It is the most important thing in the world. It brings happiness and peace. Shakespeare presented many different types of love with its dilemmas, problems as in my day.

My high respect for him is not based on a personal opinion; he is one of the greatest writers of all time. He has been chosen as the millennium best writer. William Shakespeare has an original writing style in such a unique way. His writings whether they are poems, short stories, or novels have brought to us different lessons thru an amazing and interesting way. This man is brave, innovative and it is hard to born other writer like him. He had the guts to tackle sensitive areas, or to oppose the power, but yet he has a free pen and an open mind and heart. Moreover, he addressed the problems that are discussed nowadays, such as feminism, racism, and so forth. That makes me think that he might have advanced thoughts about Man.

In essence, not every creative artist becomes well known; Shakespeare's popularity bases on quality. He was very good at writing plays. His main characters are real people. His style is full of excitement, which brings the actions to a climax. His language is superb, nobody does it better than him.

Shakespeare has enriched me with the meanings of love, hate, anger, and revenge. He is a real genius!



In the process that it took to choose the topic, which I was supposed to write about, I had a couple of choices that I could've written about. Maybe Antigonê and Oedipus, or maybe another poet or poem that was discussed in class, but I couldn't think of anything that I could write five pages about or anything that I would enjoy learning and writing about, as much as Shakespeare. I believe that we only covered one of Shakespeare's poems in class, "Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?," and I know that I may have read the poem before in high school, maybe like some others in the class, but I believe that everyone knew the poem and they knew Shakespeare wrote it before anyone could look in the book, unlike most of the other poems that we covered. That is one example of how well known his work is over other poets, to where a regular college student would recognize his work over others. I feel that one day I would like to be great, maybe not in poetry and drama, but great in some area of life. I believe that to achieve greatness, it would be in my best interest to learn about great people of the past, so that I may fully understand how one becomes great in the present. Shakespeare was a great writer, in the minds of everyone who studies poetry and drama, and even those who don't.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) lived and died in England. He was probably a normal person and probably educated at a local grammar school. He was married at eighteen to a twenty-six year old woman. Marring a woman eight years your senior maybe a little awkward now, but maybe not in those days, so he has yet to show any genius-like qualities. He moved to London at the age of twenty-four with a wife and children, and by the time he was twenty-eight, he had...

Shakespeare and Love Poetry:

In today's society, one may feel overwhelmed by the thoughts of despair and hopelessness when it comes to true love in a relationship. Divorce has become a fixture in the average American home as well as separation or never settling down at all. William Shakespeare's love poems have always provided a timeless example of emotion, despite the passing of time. The optimism and relativity that his work, "Let me not to the marriage of true minds...", carries into our present existence are profound. This poem fits right into our world today and it enlightens along with providing hope.

The poem speaks of the love in marriage as "an ever-fixed mark", never changing despite what troubles may come or how much time passes. Shakespeare says, "Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom"; this line clearly states that true love endures time and even embraces it no matter what misfortune sets in. What Shakespeare doesn't do, which is admirable, is say what love should be like, or how two people who claim to be in love should behave with one another. He simply states what love is, what true love personifies; it is a fact not his personal opinion. He supports this truth in saying, "If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, no nor man ever loved". He is so confident in what he is saying, that he would be willing to jeopardize his devotion to writing if someone were to prove him wrong.

It may appear at first glance that this poem does not offer hope, but in fact, evokes the opposite. However, by Shakespeare subsequently denying the classification of some relationships as true love, he is still supporting the reality of true love's existence. This is where the sanguinity takes place for all those lost romantics in the world. Shakespeare emits a tone of passion and admiration through his words, rather than criticism, which other writers would most likely do with the same context.

Iftikhar Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed
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Iftikhar Ahmed

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