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  1. Emily Spasevski said:

    Shakespeare: “Not Your Ordinary Dead White Guy!”

    How dost thou, sweet lord? Shakespeare, if you didn’t already know, was as English man famous for his plays and poems. He lived between 1564 to 1616. This happens to be a long time ago, which rises a VERY important question in todays society. Why do we study Shakespeare? Is he still relevant? The answer is yes. Teachers go on and on about the importance of Shakespeare and for once i’ve taken notice and seen things from their point of view. Although, after reading his sonnets and seeing his plays countless times, others and myself still continue to ask, “Why are we doing this?”

    The one thing that probably puts me and others off about Shakespeare is his language. With ‘hath’ this or ‘aught’ that, who would honestly want to read something they barely understand? We don’t understand it because we don’t speak that way. High school kids today use new words, for example, “That phone is so sick”. The word sick is used in place of the word cool so normally when one would say something is sick it would means unwell, ill or in a bad state. Although, in this context it means cool. Or what about the acronym LOL which stands for laugh out loud. It was created in recent times and used for texting except now many people just say it out loud instead of just laughing. Just as new words and acronyms are being invented and used commonly in todays society, Shakespeare also invented many cool new words during his time. We do kind of have to thank Shakespeare because he did invent over 1500 phrases and words.

    You know, Shakespeare could even be a fake, he may not have been the first to think up all of these words and phrases, but the fact that he is so commonly known makes us just focus on his work rather than looking at others. However, whether or not Shakespeare was the one who initially created these examples, his use of them has basically confirmed their place into common language.
    Here is a link to a list of Shakespeare’s invented phrases and words:
    http://www.pathguy.com/shakeswo.htm
    And if you ever want to translate English to Shakespearean language, give this link a go:
    http://lingojam.com/EnglishtoShakespearean

    Shakespeare had some ideas that he liked to explore in his works and these were not ideas that were limited to him time – they are as relevant to us today as they were then. I know the costumes, sets and characters of Shakespeare’s play may seem outdated to you, but you will recognise their truth in your own lives today. Themes that are used in modern-day movies have come from Shakespeare and his plays. Some of these include:
    Relationships (Hamlet)
    Love (Romeo and Juliet)
    Loyalty (Julius Caesar)
    The individual versus society (Romeo and Juliet)
    Difficulty in love (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
    Revenge (Hamlet)
    Mercy and Forgiveness (King Lear)
    Fantasy (The Tempest)
    It sounds pretty boring laid out like that but once you read the book, poems and sonnets or watch the movies, you’ll definitely be able to see how they tie into Shakespeare and how they originated from him.

    If you think about, I mean really think about it, everything that we do whether it being the way we feel to how we interact with other people or even our values, they some way or another relate to Shakespeare. Have you even been jealous? Maybe have a read of Othello. Had a family falling out built on misunderstandings? Look no further than King Lear. Ever seen how politicians twist things to get what they want? Richard III could show them a few pointers. Or even loved someone who couldn’t have? Romeo and Juliet if perfect for you. There are more relevant things that we can relate to than others but Shakespeare also deals with things that have barely any significance in a day like ours. If you even happen to be turned into a donkey, you better to consult A Midsummer Night’s Dream. If you’re wondering how a single vegetable like a leek can stop a soldier from continuing to mock the Welsh, Henry V describes a very useful method. For the best way to trick a fat old man of a flirt into hiding in a laundry basket, your best chances are to look at The Merry Wives of Windsor.

    The one thing I would love to thank Shakespeare for is Romeo and Juliet. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t near have as many posters on my wall of Leonardo Di Caprio. Now if you were wondering who Romeo and Juliet are (if you’ve been living under a rock) then you’ve come to right place. It’s the story of boy and girl. The boy belonging to the Montague family, the girl belonging to the Capulet family. The two are bound by love and of course they can’t be together, like any romantic tragedy movie, due to their families long, drawn-out feud. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly – only to lead them to committing suicide in distress. Such a cliche, I know right! If Shakespeare wasn’t present back then and now, Leonardo would be another penniless nobody if it wasn’t for The Bard’s ability to create such gripping plays. Not to mention, all the other actors, producers, directors and other big roles in movies that Shakespeare have made rich.

    Now I know after this whole rant about Shakespeare, people will have a strong mind about the fact that Shakespeare is irrelevant, but you what, each to their own. By the famous words of Dita Von Teese, “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”

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  2. Emily Spasevski said:

    Shakespeare: “Not Your Ordinary Dead White Guy!”

    How dost thou, sweet lord? Shakespeare, if you didn’t already know, was as English man famous for his plays and poems. He lived between 1564 to 1616. This happens to be a long time ago, which rises a VERY important question in todays society. Why do we study Shakespeare? Is he still relevant? The answer is yes. Teachers go on and on about the importance of Shakespeare and for once i’ve taken notice and seen things from their point of view. Although, after reading his sonnets and seeing his plays countless times, others and myself still continue to ask, “Why are we doing this?”

    The one thing that probably puts me and others off about Shakespeare is his language. With ‘hath’ this or ‘aught’ that, who would honestly want to read something they barely understand? We don’t understand it because we don’t speak that way. High school kids today use new words, for example, “That phone is so sick”. The word sick is used in place of the word cool so normally when one would say something is sick it would means unwell, ill or in a bad state. Although, in this context it means cool. Or what about the acronym LOL which stands for laugh out loud. It was created in recent times and used for texting except now many people just say it out loud instead of just laughing. Just as new words and acronyms are being invented and used commonly in todays society, Shakespeare also invented many cool new words during his time. We do kind of have to thank Shakespeare because he did invent over 1500 phrases and words.

    You know, Shakespeare could even be a fake, he may not have been the first to think up all of these words and phrases, but the fact that he is so commonly known makes us just focus on his work rather than looking at others. However, whether or not Shakespeare was the one who initially created these examples, his use of them has basically confirmed their place into common language.
    Here is a link to a list of Shakespeare’s invented phrases and words:
    http://www.pathguy.com/shakeswo.htm
    And if you ever want to translate English to Shakespearean language, give this link a go:
    http://lingojam.com/EnglishtoShakespearean

    Shakespeare had some ideas that he liked to explore in his works and these were not ideas that were limited to him time – they are as relevant to us today as they were then. I know the costumes, sets and characters of Shakespeare’s play may seem outdated to you, but you will recognise their truth in your own lives today. Themes that are used in modern-day movies have come from Shakespeare and his plays. Some of these include:
    Relationships (Hamlet)
    Love (Romeo and Juliet)
    Loyalty (Julius Caesar)
    The individual versus society (Romeo and Juliet)
    Difficulty in love (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
    Revenge (Hamlet)
    Mercy and Forgiveness (King Lear)
    Fantasy (The Tempest)
    It sounds pretty boring laid out like that but once you read the book, poems and sonnets or watch the movies, you’ll definitely be able to see how they tie into Shakespeare and how they originated from him.

    If you think about, I mean really think about it, everything that we do whether it being the way we feel to how we interact with other people or even our values, they some way or another relate to Shakespeare. Have you even been jealous? Maybe have a read of Othello. Had a family falling out built on misunderstandings? Look no further than King Lear. Ever seen how politicians twist things to get what they want? Richard III could show them a few pointers. Or even loved someone who couldn’t have? Romeo and Juliet if perfect for you. There are more relevant things that we can relate to than others but Shakespeare also deals with things that have barely any significance in a day like ours. If you even happen to be turned into a donkey, you better to consult A Midsummer Night’s Dream. If you’re a Welshman being mocked by a soldier and the only thing you own is a leek, Henry V describes a very useful method to stop him. For the best way to trick a fat old man of a flirt into hiding in a laundry basket, your best chances are to look at The Merry Wives of Windsor.

    The one thing I would love to thank Shakespeare for is Romeo and Juliet. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t near have as many posters on my wall of Leonardo Di Caprio. Now if you were wondering who Romeo and Juliet are (if you’ve been living under a rock) then you’ve come to right place. It’s the story of boy and girl. The boy belonging to the Montague family, the girl belonging to the Capulet family. The two are bound by love and of course they can’t be together, like any romantic tragedy movie, due to their families long, drawn-out feud. When love, revenge and their secret marriage take their toll, the two are forced to grow up quickly – only to lead them to committing suicide in distress. Such a cliche, I know right! If Shakespeare wasn’t present back then and now, Leonardo would be another penniless nobody if it wasn’t for The Bard’s ability to create such gripping plays. Not to mention, all the other actors, producers, directors and other big roles in movies that Shakespeare have made rich.

    Now I know after this whole rant about Shakespeare, people will have a strong mind about the fact that Shakespeare is irrelevant, but you what, each to their own. By the famous words of Dita Von Teese, “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”

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