Unraveling the Mystery of William Shakespeare

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Consequences. They come in shapes of dark evil and unimaginable good. However with each consequence, in turn a “rebirth”. A new perspective. A new insight. The creation of a profound poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, was one of the many marvelous consequences of the Renaissance. In fact his outstanding work was the direct result of the Renaissance. In order to understand how Shakespeare came to be, there is first a need to understand exactly what the Renaissance was. The original Italian word, ‘Rinascimento’, means ‘rebirth’ (Jonah Wilberg). This refers of course to the rebirth of learning. The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spread all over Europe and was considered the division between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era (Fabio Castellan 3). During this movement literature was one of the many arts that took on an innovative form due to the new and awakened perspectives of man. However before the Renaissance, known as the medieval times, people were considered subject to God. For this reason, medieval literature placed a great emphasis on the blend of fantasy and...

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