Analysis Of Hamlet: Beyond Doubt By William Shakespeare

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Hamlet William Shakespeare is known for pieces of brilliant writing. Shakespeare's works, including 37 plays and 154 sonnets are world renown. Many question the authorship of these works. In Shakespeare: Beyond Doubt, “William Shakespeare of Stratford could not possibly have written the plays and poems ascribed to him, for a number of reasons. One was that he apparently did not have an education and experience necessary for their composition, having never attended university, and never traveled abroad” (Edmondson and Wells 23). Plays during his lifetime were of great value and taken seriously. Civilians felt as though it was their civic duty to involve themselves in the theater or to at minimum go and watch. Every play had high expectations …show more content…
There are too many similarities to de Vere’s life. The plays Shakespeare wrote were generally longer in length. These plays took hours to perform, let alone write. For Shakespeare to write all original plays in the quantity in which he did; it seems unrealistic for one man. Especially in Shakespeare’s short life of 52 years. People also try to argue that it was a form of flattery to the count. The attempt at flattery is a nice thought, but Hamlet was embellished and some concepts like murder and insanity could have offended the …show more content…
Shakespeare had to have heard the story of the royal family and might have admired some of the noblemen from the time. Shakespeare was familiar with England, where de Vere and his wife was the count and countess of Oxford. Since the de Vere family was in a position of power, stories of the family were well known and Shakespeare had to have heard the stories and used them as inspiration. Shakespeare had many successful pieces of writing and poetry, but the authorship has to be questioned on particular pieces. One man, could not have possibly written the amount of original works claimed in such a short lifespan. Shakespeare could have easily found inspiration and wrote the same story just embellishing events for the sake of the theater. Theater was so important during this era, that Shakespeare had to provide the latest and greatest tragic play. Shakespeare may have written Hamlet, but I don’t believe it was entirely fictional. I believe Shakespeare was fully aware of de Vere’s life and used it as inspiration for

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