Questioning the Existance of William Shakespeare

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Questioning the Existance of William Shakespeare

It is part of every person's education to be taught that William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers of all time. Shakespeare was a man who began life from in modest family, with virtually no education early on, in the16th century town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and who later wrote plays and poetry that were to win praise throughout the world. It is an inherited belief that has been passed own from generation to generation.

With the increase in learning of the present day, and a growth of research opportunities, more and more people have become dissatisfied with this inherited teaching. Substantial inconsistencies and illogicalities have been detected within its content. This is the cause for extensive examinations that have contradicted what people had before now believed in without question. As a result, a number of different ideas to be considered about Shakespeare and who he really was.

The authorship debate is about the conflict it has caused. On the one hand, there are those who refuse to abandon the inherited teaching. Instead they devote themselves to explaining, if they can, and excusing, if they cannot, the inconsistencies of Shakespeare's story. On the other hand, there are those who have abandoned the inherited teachings. They see the ideas of the literary scholars to be unproved; and as more and more information comes to light, their ideas become almost naïve.

~ Questioning W. Shakespeare's Existence Using the Stratford Monument's Clues ~

Although students of literature are taught to believe that the great poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, was the same man that bought and sold property and dealt in farm produce within his native Stratford...

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...ges actually being a coincidence are about one in 200 billion (1:200,000,000,000).

One final reason the Monument is proof Shakespeare was in fact not the author of the Shakespearean plays is of the error written in the epitaph for all to see. The final words of his epitaph read: OBIIT ANO DO 1616 ÆTATIS 53 DIE 23 AP. (The year of death given 1616, of age 53 the day 23 April). The age is incorrect. Shakespeare died on, or shortly after, his birthday, aged 52; not 53 as the monument states. This is yet further supporting evidence that whoever authorized and paid for the monument did not intend it as a serious and lasting tribute to the man it is suppose to be honouring.

After all, the year of Shakespeare's birth was easily obtainable in the Church Register nearby. However, by inserting the incorrect age, it does signal curiosity to those alert to the correct date.

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