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Why Should We Study Shakespeare?

Updated on November 6, 2012

I believe that Shakespeare was a genius. If it hadn't been for him, we wouldn't have all the words we have today. We also wouldn't have nearly as many variations of certain words because even Shakespeare forgot how he spelt words and would continuously create new words.

Not all people (most) can relate to Shakespeare and we don't realize the lessons in his plays, but we subconsciously realize what we have learned. The lessons make us better people.

We always study literature from different eras and Shakespeare's was not different. He wrote plays so people could learn from the plays instead of reading, as we mostly do now.

Shakespeare's plays are still in production today and will most likely continue on for another hundred years. His plays can teach things, almost to detail. He captured his era and by doing so, he created a way for people to judge their era and critique it. People then would realize they needed to change. This realization pushed them forward quickly as a society.


Shakespeare coined our language. He made sayings, created new words and more. His creation of written words made it easier for others to continue to help the language develop.

'All in all' Shakespeare changed our language, people's communication and more. He changed the world'd views without them even realizing it.


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      Michael Anderson 5 years ago

      I agree with the thought that we should study shakespeare his works helped so many young and developing minds enjoy plays and poetry.