Literature and Latin. After he understands Latin language, he

Literature
is words to express everything about life, it can be express about emotion,
moral, feeling, etc. People know literature for a long time, even before
century. By the time, literature keep developed from year to year. Of course
there are so many literature workers in this world. One of the great literature
worker is William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare lives in the age of
Elizabeth (1550-1630). People said that he is the most perfect writer ever. No
one can beat him, he is the legend of English literature. This essay will talk
about William Shakespeare’s life, works, and how the historical background of
the age affect the works of William Shakespeare.

William
Shakespeare was born at Stratford-on-Avon on 26th April 1564. He is son of John
Shakespeare and Mary Arden. William’s father is a success businessman he had an
industry of glove. Shakespeare didn’t follow his father as a businessman, he want
to be a literature worker. At the time, common school just begun in England.
Shakespeare started school and in school he learned about reading, writing and
Latin. After he understands Latin language, he started to read Latin’s
literature. In the age of 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. In 1584
Shakespeare leaves his native town. No one knows the reason why he did it. The
most popular reason is appeared after his death, that he got pressed by Sir
Thomas Lucky. After that, until 1592, when he became a famous actor she
disappeared. During this period people said that he did a wander and finally
came back to London. His name was appears in payroll of The Lord Chamberlain’s
company of actor. This company is one of the most important in the town. He
isn’t a great actor but he is a competent actor. William Shakespeare work in
literature about twenty five years and he have done a lot o literature. Word
selection in his works makes him as a great literature worker.  About in 1610 Shakespeare leave London and go
to Stratford, he leave in new place, the place that he bought in 1597.

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The
popular works of Shakespeare is his poems and prose. Two long narrative poems
of Shakespeare are in the earlier part of his work named Venus and Adonis in
1593 that made in six line stanzas.  Shakespeare’s
name is written on tittle page of collection verse called The Passionate
Pilgrim in 1599. This is the only one that fixed as Shakespeare’s. Thomas
Thorpe in 1609 printed Shakespeare’s sonnet. The sonnet is consisting by 154
numbers, which composed in English. The collection is divided by 2 groups. The
first group is consist by cryptic references, full of spirit, until friendship
with a man that looks like high rank. The second group is also consist by
cryptic reference. In this group he input some ridicules like “a black beauty”
whose hair is like “black wires”. Mary Fitton may be the person who Shakespeare
means in this group. There is no dispute in literary quality of the sonnet. Shakespeare’s
works showed by a lot of lyrics that applied in plays. Maybe Shakespeare isn’t
greatest dramatist in England, but he would be one of the great lyrical poets.
Prose that made by Shakespeare are appear in all of his plays, sometime in a
long part. The comedy is overwhelming, but in the next play the comedy is
decreasing. For the example of Shakespeare’s prose is Hamet. The style is
modern enough in phrase. The beauty of this prose is beyond the standard of
Elizabeth age.

The
historical background in age of Shakespeare (Age of Elizabeth), there are 2
dominating feature that really influential. There are settlement and expansion.
Settlement in here means that in this age there was no conflict, both of
politics and religion. No serious problem about dynastic and there is no big
problem too about religion. This all is for good of literature. This is
influence the works of Shakespeare. Because there was no problem about religion
like in the “Dark Age” the theme Shakespeare’s works are not always about
religion. The works are sometime about comedy, romance and other. There was no
conflict and not much of rules, this is makes Shakespeare can produce a lot of
literature without anyone prohibit him. The meaning of expansion here is
expanding the colony. This is the most historic period of England. New
knowledge that comes from east and new world that found in west. The great
voyagers brought intellectual and material treasure that makes technology
develop. This is influence the literature, for the example is printed
technology. A collection of sonnet that made by Shakespeare is printed in 1609
by Thomas Thorpe. This makes the collection of sonnet that made by Shakespeare
can red by a lot of people. This also makes the popularity of literature
developed.

So,
William Shakespeare or we called Shakespeare is one of the greatest literature
workers ever. He is popular in the age of Elizabeth until now no one can beat
him. People said that he is a legend of English literature. His works are
beautiful and have a strong character. He was also an actor although not a
great actor. Dryden said “he was the man, who of all modern and perhaps ancient
poets had the largest and most comprehensive soul”. This is prove that Dryden
admit that Shakespeare is a great literature worker. William Shakespeare died
on 23rd April 1616.

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