Mastermind Behind My shakespeare

By: Pedro Gonzalez

The message Behind My Shakespeare

The pen is mightier than the sword, there is a method behind my madness, our hearts were upon our sleeves, do these words seem familiar to you. Well if that's the case you have heard of Shakespeare. In the poem My Shakespeare which was created by Kate Tempest, she conveys to the audience that Shakespeare is still very involved in our lives. As she continues, you notice lines such as "He's in every lover who stood alone beneath a window, In every jealous whispered word, in every ghost that will not rest", you start to see a pattern, stating that in every situation or emotion we have gone through, there was Shakespeare involved. How you might ask, well in every metaphor, every emotion, it was all from Shakespeare. Half way through, she comes to a point where she says that his words may seem ancient, they seem dead but his words are in our every day life. Not only through emotion but also in our language, the words of Shakespeare has settled in our tongue. We may not know that we learn Shakespeare but you do in your English class sometimes. As a matter of fact no, your English class is Shakespeare

Who is Kate Tempest

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging.

It gets into your bones. You don't even realize it, until you're driving through it, watching all the things you've always known and leaving them behind.

Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving the city in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of stolen money. Moving back in time – and into the heart of London – The Bricks that Built the Houses explores a cross-section of contemporary urban life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us intimate stories of hidden lives, and showing us that good intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions.

Taking us into the homes and hearts of ordinary people, their families and their communities, Kate Tempest exposes moments of beauty, disappointment, ambition and failure. Wise but never cynical, driven by empathy and ethics, The Bricks the Built the Houses questions how we live with and love one another.