Document Type:Essay

Subject Area:Literature

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Hundreds of his literary works are still being put to use and reviewed today in various institutions of learning around the world. The over 150 pieces of work done by Shakespeare which we have today, may not account for all of his works. Given the long period of time between then and now, there is a possibility that some of the writings might have been lost. Today most people only know or hear about William Shakespeare’s works, but little is known about his early life. William Shakespeare, despite the humble beginnings, ended up doing some of the world's most reviewed literature works which were mainly plays such as King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet and the most talked about Romeo and Juliet. Through such written works, Shakespeare actively contributed in shaping the society by helping people get to understand the various fundamental aspect s of life from different perspectives.

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