William Shakespeare

Presentation By: Aneka Ung

How did he change the world?

  • William Shakespeare was born on April 24, 1564 in the town Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. In his teens he married a woman named Anne Hathaway. Together, they had a son and two younger daughters. He was one of the most famous writers in history, and some even say that he was the base of fine literature. He wrote many plays, books, and certain types of poems called sonnets. In total he wrote 38 different plays and 154 sonnets. SOme of his most famous works are: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, A Midsummer's NIght Dream, Macbeth, and Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day. Shakespeare changed the ways many people thought about plays, and influenced them to enjoy fine literature.
  • William actually created many of the words that we use on a daily basis. Such as amazement, dislocate, eyeball, assassination, bedazzled, belongings, uncomfortable, and many, many, more. At the time that he used these words, they were not mainstream, but because he used them, they stuck with the english language up until now.

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

-William Shakespeare

Note: This poem is not mine. It was written by William Shakespeare.

Dates:

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in the town Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. No one was really sure how he died, but the funeral was on the 25th of April in 1616. So, it's natural to assume that he died a few days before. Many think that he died on his own birthday.

Quotes:

-Better 3 hours too soon than a minute too late.

-We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

-A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

-It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.