Shakespeare Is a Fraud Essay

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January 25th 2012

Shakespeare is a Fraud One cannot write thirty-six plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets and two long narrative poems if they were ordinary. But unbelievably, William Shakespeare did just that from 1564 – 1616. People have questioning how Shakespeare achieved writing such great pieces of literature, when the behind the scenes story does not add up. There are no records to prove he wrote anything and there is proof someone else did what he took credit for. In my opinion, Macbeth and Titus Andronicus, two of Shakespeare’s plays are strong examples of pieces of literature that was not actually created by Shakespeare. I believe William Shakespeare, the man with
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(Ten reason) Shakespeare is seen to be a fraud, because how can one know so much detail about the high-class life style if you have never been exposed to it. He wrote in so much detail about something he had never experienced, leading people to believe someone else many have written his novels. To conclude Shakespeare is a fraud because his personal life does not match with the real creator of the literature.

Secondly, evidence suggests that some one else is the creator of the work. In the novel Anonymous the author suggests that Shakespeare did exist, but he simply took credit for these plays. In Anonymous, Shakespeare is an actor at the Globe Theater and knows the play scripts are being given to the theater anonymously. One day a show was very successful and the audience was chanting repeatedly: “Play wright”. (Emmerich, Page 50) Since the author of these plays obviously was not there, when no one was coming on stage, Shakespeare decided to act selfishly and take credit for the play. The audience is cheering him on because they have know reason to even consider he did not write these play, whereas those who work at the theater know the plays are giving anonymously and Shakespeare is a fraud. Another reason this literature belongs to some one else is because of Shakespeare’s writing. The only handwriting we

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