Shakespeare Vs Shakespeare Comparison Comparison
We think of great people as being significant, important, and superior and powerful. Having celebrity, merit, prominence and renown.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the verb to be great as Of ability, quality or eminence of considerably above average.
In 2002 a series of television programs were broadcast on the BBC based on a public opinion poll of the 100 greatest Britons. The top ten were as follows. This list consist of politicians, monarchs, military leaders, entertainers, philanthropists and scientists, and although they are so different and their works so different they are compared here. …show more content…
They both made huge contributions to their particular fields, but I’m sure Darwin would not have been able to write Hamlet and Shakespeare could not have written The Origin of the Species. This does not make either figure less great but proves that two such separate disciplines cannot be compared.
If we return to our list you will see that there are only two women, both members of the monarchy, on the list and so can see that opportunity and power goes directly hand in hand with greatness. The opportunities that women had to become significant and to make any kind of change in the times of all of these Great Men were significantly less than those of men, and to some extent still are. And to compare men and women when there was such inequality of opportunities is