The Most Influential Writers Of The World Of Writing As William Shakespeare

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There are many influential writers that have come throughout the years. To name a few specifically some such as Aristotle, Plato, as well as Dante but few are as influential on the world of writing as William Shakespeare. His story of Hamlet contains a variety of different emotions and truly conveys a story that is a tragedy at its finest. Who exactly was William Shakespeare and, what made him one of the most influential writers of his time. As well as one of the most influential writers in history.
Very little is known about William Shakespeare while his writing was very well known his appearance as well as simple things such as his birthdate are unknown. What is known though as explained by the Norton anthology of western literature is that “Shakespeare was born in the rural community of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. His father was a glover and when William was born was prominent in the town’s government” (Puchner et al. 2624). The school Shakespeare attended in his town was a very prestigious English school where the teachers were more than the average English teachers. Shakespeare teachers as explained “his teachers held Oxford degrees and taught a rigorous program of study.” (“who was Shakespeare,” n.d.). After spending his youth in the countryside by 1592 he had moved to London where he became the “greatest shake scene” (Puchner et al. 2624). From them on Shakespeare was able to impress all audiences despite his lack of any university level education. One of the…

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