How Did William Shakespeare Impact Society
He brought up the questioning on race and preconception. He displayed it with his play “Othello” and it has surprisingly helped shape the society back then and even today. Shakespeare also helped influence a murderer by the name of John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth had murdered Julius Caesar during a play that Caesar was starring in. When he had made a name for himself in 1594 being an actor and playwright, he became a shareholder in the Lord Chamberlain 's Men. It was one of the most popular acting companies in London at the time. The group would play in front of the Queen. During this time was when Shakespeare began writing his well known plays and sonnets. His first sonnets were published in 1609-1611, though he was alive to see his plays get published.
In society today Shakespeare influenced almost everyone. He brought attention towards teens and the things love does to them with his play ‘Romeo and Juliet”. In his play he displays the sad heartbreak of the story and how a teen could be so rebellious over love. This helps people understand more and get along with the idea. Also, besides the fact that Shakespeare helped shaped today’s society, he also came up with many of the words we use in our daily vocabulary. Back then mostly his plays had words he made up himself. Nearly 10% of his 20,000 vocabulary was made up by himself. That meant sometimes the audience never even understood the words …show more content…
He married her “near the end of 1582, when he was 18 years old. The exact date of Anne 's birth is unknown, but she is thought to have been around 26 when they married” (Johnson 1) he had left a will for his family after his passing. Shakespeare care for his family and made sure to leave his family with good wealth and things to remember him by.
In later years of his life, he had invested in real-estate to increase his personal wealth. He bought plenty of land through most of Stratford, causing him to buy the second biggest house in Stratford. Shakespeare unfortunately passed soon after that on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52. Although his birthday was left uncertain, It 's still known that he passed away around the same time. There he left a will to all his kids and grandkids leaving them money, property, and silverware. However, he did leave his wife a bed. “The Two Noble Kingsmen” was known to be one of Shakespeare 's last plays. He wrote it 3 years before his passing, with another writer, John Fletcher. It was considered to be one of his best play’s until today and is studied in many literary classes around the world. Much of Shakespeare 's work is studied across nation in all universities. His life as a poet will be remembered as a work of a true