In this sense, Shakespeare empowers the human soul, and at the same time reveals its fragility, as if conveying to his readers that they are not alone in their struggles as human beings; he unites us on levels far beyond that which we can comprehend.
How great his characters are, his insights into human nature-those reasons I found more compelling, but they still were a little too vague to be fully satisfying.
Lots of people put a lot of effort into researching their genealogy. Why soldier through the life-and-death pondering of Hamlet? Even if you remain in the same field, as you advance in your careers as architects, engineers, nurses, musicians, you will find that your responsibilities extend beyond the bounds of your professional skill set.
But it is a mirror full of defects that make it reflect the world in a distorted way. Professor Mack is right: At this point in our high school lives, when we may often feel pressured to decide upon our futures, most of us rely on our goals and ambitions to guide our choices. As you interpret the parable, you find that it interprets you-and in multiple ways.
Some of these defects are part-and-parcel with being human.
And you also learn about yourself. This talk is not just for those who stay up at night saying to themselves, "To read Shakespeare or not to read Shakespeare, that is the question.
There is, however, another sense in which reading Shakespeare allows you to get to know yourself. It was Shakespeare who, long before Rogers and Hammerstein, helped establish the expectations that we unquestioningly adopt. Getting to know Shakespeare is getting to know where your ideas come from; and getting to know where your ideas come from is a fairly profound way of getting to know yourself.
This is the way Shakespeare works. For example, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British audiences, and indeed, the author himself, did not study nor understand human psychology as it is understood today. As your faith grows, it should increase your desire to know-to know God, his creation, and the pinnacle and centerpiece of his creation-humankind.
Consider thinking of your major as your Major Area of Exploration. Other defects are acquired-such as Oprah speak. And that is the reason for this lecture.MACBETH Guided Reading Questions - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.
Guided reading questions for Shakespeare's Macbeth. "Why read Shakespeare?" I formulated my title as a question in part to encourage-indeed, to model-the habit of asking questions. I hope that this talk leaves you more ready to ask yourself other basic questions, such as "What is college all about, anyway?".
Why you should read Shakespeare (now) Leave a reply. by Kathleen McGunagle. At a Freshman Conv ocation for the Catholic University of America, [Continue reading to learn about HOW Shakespeare teaches you about the world] ‘Quick, my tablets!’: Shakespeare for Collegiate Thinking. "Why Read Shakespeare" Questions.
STUDY. Mack included this challenge in his conclusion to inspire the audience to read or reread Shakespeare to not only "become better at the art of reading Shakespeare" but also to "become better at the art of living." OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR.
20 Responses to “Why Read Shakespeare?” students, should read shakespeare because by reading shakespeare, we can know more about ourselves. As we read stories about life, we tend to feel what characters feel and tend to relate to the characters actions or doings.
We can relate and feel what they feel because have an idea of how we will. Shakespeare Reading Worksheets.
William Shakespeare ( - ) is often considered the greatest author in the English language world. In this activity, your students will read an excerpt from “Shakespeare’s Henry V” and answer questions related to the topic. Grade Levels: 9th - 12th Grade, Grades K CCSS Code(s).Download