How Did Shakespeare Influence Culture

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Shakespeare’s Impact in Culture Ben Jonson once said that Shakespeare “(…) was not of an age, but for all time!” He had met the author long before he became the man he is to all of us today. Jonson knew Shakespeare’s capabilities and therefore he said this quote meaning that Shakespeare was a man whose views transcended his time. He knew that this amazing author would be well-known by the world and that his works would prevail through the ages. As you may already know, this is true, Shakespeare’s works were very popular in the past and are still very important to us in the present. The question is, why? Why are his works so important to us, especially English speakers? William Shakespeare had an ability in particular that not many authors in the world had at his time. He had an incredible skill for describing human experiences. He could picture love like no one else could. For example, in Romeo and Juliet, a man and a woman from feuding families fall in love with each other and yet they let nothing separate them, but tragic death. The funny thing is, these writings can be adapted to any time period. Wouldn’t you imagine Romeo and Juliet taking place in the streets of New York? Shakespeare tells us stories that can apply to modern …show more content…
You could say that William Shakespeare was the Einstein of English Literature. English as a whole changed thanks to this man. Many of the words we speak today come from him and his work. He is important to each one of us because he described our feelings and experiences with words we couldn’t possibly use as well as him by ourselves. He was important because he discussed the issues of humanity and society, and because he influenced authors of his time and after his time. But above all else, Shakespeare is relevant for mostly one thing, he defined and still defines what it means to be

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