William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

1977 Words May 21st, 2016 8 Pages
Mya Gordon

Mr. Harragian

English 9 (Essay)

15 May 2016

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is classified as one of the most popular and best-selling stories worldwide. According to Www.ancient-orgins.net, “William Shakespeare 's world renowned Romeo and Juliet (written sometime between 1591 and 1595) stands in the historical record as one of the greatest love stories ever written...it is a lot of differences on a story told many times from the fourteen hundreds onwards…borrowed from poets as far back as ancient Greece.” There is much debate in high school english classrooms, school districts across the country, and professional literary journals, regarding the importance of teaching Shakespeare’s plays, especially the tragedies, to high school students. The right or wrong answer is still argued a lot in literary communities (Www.debate.org), and many teachers argue over the pros and cons of including Shakespeare’s in the high school’s. To better understand the formation of Romeo and Juliet in high school English classrooms, basic statistics are regularly looked at, its importance to classic literature will be considered.

William Shakespeare wrote 38 plays accourding to Www.shakespeare.online.com. However, this number is often talked about in literary communities due to many different factors, such as Shakespeare’s lost plays. Often, this fact is surprising to younger students in english classed and a majority of adults. Jonathan Burton, a teacher of…

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