William Shakespeare's

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In the play Twelfth Night Shakespeare states “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Twelfth Night II.5.154). Shakespeare influenced every generation of writers since his death, and he continues to have an enormous impact on contemporary plays, movies, and poems. His plays have plots with many twists and turns providing an excellent exercise in logic. William Shakespeare is known worldwide because he is the greatest poet and playwright who ever lived, he influenced the world of literature, his plots were unoriginal, and because of his achievements he is now taught at school.
To begin, Shakespeare is a well-known playwright and a tremendous poet. Shakespeare wrote about every possible human action, social interactions, betrayal, and tragedy. William is definitely the greatest writer because he has influenced many schools and theaters. He is hugely remembered for his splendid work and should never be forgotten. His work affects everyone and inspires them to do many good things in life. For example, in the play As You Like It Shakespeare implied, “A fool thinks himself to be wise, a wise man knows himself to be a fool” (As You Like It V.1.30). William Shakespeare’s plays are highly popular and are frequently studied. Shakespeare’s play makes his plays so real that he changed the face of drama forever. William Shakespeare has become an important landmark in English history and impacted the world of history.
Additionally, Shakespeare changed the society of literature. Shakespeare proposed “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” (Hamlet III.1.145). This is one of Shakespeare’s famous quote from Hamlet. This quote states that god has given...

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...ds for example, Shakespeare stated “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” (Romeo and Juliet II.II.33). In the way we use English today we would say something like “Why do you have to be Romeo!” This is how Shakespeare speaks and writes his plays. William Shakespeare is an important person who will never be forgotten and will always in courage new writers to write their play extraordinary like Shakespeare’s.

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