William Shakespeare by: Noelia Tovar Per.6

Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world through his early, middle , and last years.

Early life

Quote 1: "Shakespeare’s poems and plays show a love of nature and rural life. This display undoubtedly reflects his childhood experiences and his love of the Stratford countryside"(Lander).

Commentary 1: In this quote Shakespeare shows how his early life was not studying all the time but also displaying how shakespeare's childhood experiences reflected on his work.

Commentary 2: This quote is important because it explains how shakespeare's poems were develop.

Quote 2: "By 1569, traveling companies of professional actors were performing in Stratford"(Lander).

Commentary 1: This quote demonstrates how william grew up in an environment that affected his work greatly.

Commentary 2: It relates to the thesis because it displays how actors were performing and it may have been that impression of performances that real affected shakespeare.

Quote 3: "In this school William would have read ancient Latin works by such authors as Ovid, Virgil, Plautus, and Terence"( shakespeare William ).

Commentary 1: The quote shows how William read ancient latin works by famous authors at the time for example "Terrence".

Commentary 2: This quote is important because it demonstrates some of Shakespeare's advanced reading in school therefore affecting his career later in life.

Middle life

Quote 1: ''Shakespeare throughout 1599 began to write works of increasing complexity, challenging his audiences to pay attention to him rather than to the easy-listening plays of his rivals''(Worsley).

Commentary 1: In this quote around the time 1599 Shakespeare career was just beginning. It shows how shakespeare's put a lot of effort into his plays and made the audience pay close attention to clearly understand the story.

Commentary 2: This relates to the thesis because it is an important part during Shakespeare's middle life.

Quote 2: ''...his only son, Hamnet, died at the age of 11...his grief can be detected in King John (written later in 1596), in the words he gave Lady Constance, a mother frantic at the loss of her son, Arthur''(Ravilious, Kate)

Commentary 1: The quote shows that Shakespeare's real life problems during his middle life affected his writing because as it is shown in the letter his grief of his son's death.

Commentary 2: This quote relates to the thesis because Shakespeare's influenced the world with kings john letter by expressing how he felt.

Quote 3: "Throughout the 1590’s, Shakespeare’s reputation continued to grow. From 1594 to 1608, he was fully involved in the London theater world"(Lander).

Commentary 1:This quote is important because it tells when Shakespeare's career was just being to earn a reputation for himself.

Commentary 2: This relates because it explains when Shakespeare began to become something of himself and continued to grow.

Quote 4: "...historical documents, a picture emerges of a man who wanted to exude wealth and prominence in the community. Shakespeare had recently gained gentleman status"( Ravilious Kate).

Commentary 1: In this quote William starts to gain gentlemen status in London and a wealth and prominence in his community.

Commentary 2: The quote can relate because it demonstrates how shakespeare's starts to gain his status.

Last years

Quote 1: "He gained a reputation as a playwright and actor, and when he retired in 1613 he had made major innovations in all the dramatic forms of the Renaissance period"(William Shakespeare).

Commentary 1: In the quote it states that shakespeare retired in 1613 but before he retired shakespeare earned his reputation in london as an actor and also as playwright.

Commentary 2: This statement relates to the thesis because it shows how william became to be and how he expressed innovations in a dramatic form.

Quote 2: "Shakespeare was the sole author of only three plays—Cymbeline,The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale...some scholars argued that The Tempest, written about 1610, was Shakespeare’s last play. Such a theory was encouraged by the presence in the play of passages that sound like a farewell to the stage"(Lander).

Commentary 1: In this quote during Shakespeare's last year's tells that his last play he had written was "The Tempest'' in 1610 and how he pursued his dream through hard work, and 3 sole plays.

Commentary 2: This relates to the thesis because Shakespeare influenced the world with his plays and poems for almost his whole life.

Quote 3: "Shakespeare had written thirty-seven plays, including such master pieces as Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello..."(Anderson, Robert).

Commentary 1: This quote is important because it shows how much work and time Shakespeare has put into his career throughout his life.

Commentary 2: This quote relates to the thesis because it demonstrates how he lived his life and how much effort he had put into his career to influence the world.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare’s Life.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

RAVILIOUS, KATE. “The Bard At Home.” Archaeology 69.4 (2016): 44-47. History Reference Center. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.

Shakespeare, William.“ Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, edited by Julie L. Carnagie, et al., vol. 4: Vol. 2: Biographies, UXL, 2002, pp. 335-346

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, edited by Julie L. Carnagie, et al., vol. 5: Primary Sources, UXL, 2002, pp.

Worsely, Lucy. “1599 A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare.” History Today 55.6 (2005): 56. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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Noelia Tovar


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