Monday, 8 April 2013

Stupid Shakespeare

I believe that Shakespeare is an outdated and almost irrelevant subject to study in school these days. You are more-so learning about the ideas of an old English play writer than you are any actual English at all. Sure, it's got some good morals and messages behind it. But Shakespeare is boring, hard to relate to and extremely hard to understand. I'm sure it was a great topic to study when it was first introduced to the curriculum, but that was ages ago. We are hardly learning about anything to do with modern literature in any way through it. Unless you decide to go into play writing or studying the history of English literature, Shakespeare has no practical use for you. 

1 comment:

  1. Cody, you are clearly passionate about Shakespeare and school. I think you hit the nail on the head about WHY Shakespeare is still taught: the messages in the plays are timeless. You can make connections between modern day issues (or recent history) and the plays. For example, as Scotland falls apart under Macbeth's rule, comparisons have been made to Nazi Germany.