Assignment On Relevance Of Shakespeare

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Shakespeare's Relevance in the 2017 Classroom and the Need for Change I feel Shakespeare's works are universal and stable to the teaching of English literature in a Canadian 21st-century high school. However, it is time that the Canadian curriculum shifts its focus from just Shakespearian works to also including literary achievements of Canadian and Indigenous people. I would like high schools to offer a mandatory English course focused on Shakespeare and another mandatory English course focused on Canadian and Indigenous literary writers.

William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the most excellent writer in the history of the English language. He has created a rich vocabulary and complex characters, and the themes of his plays, love, honor, bravery, betrayal, and political scheming, are still relevant today.

People of all cultures and demographics quote Shakespeare and don't even realize it. If you have ever been 'tongue-tied', 'in a pickle', or 'green-eyed with jealousy', you have quoted Shakespeare. Many words in the English language that are used in movies, books, plays, and poems were first written in Shakespearian work, such as assassination (Macbeth), uncomfortable (Romeo & Juliet), and excitement (Hamlet).

Shakespeare creates characters that readers ...

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