William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest playwrights; however, some say that he does not fully deserve the credit for his work because he plagiarized the work of others. Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564, is also known as the “Bard” and has written countless plays and poems which have given rise to several novels and movie plots (Chandy). It is said that he found most of his inspiration from nature, as he mentions birds in his works more than any other author (Mabillard).
There is not enough evidence to prove that Shakespeare did not plagiarize, nor is there enough to prove that he did. However, from what is known, he did nothing that could get him the knowledge needed to be such a great playwright. Shakespeare had never traveled abroad or been to a university, so where he got his ample knowledge about such varied subject matter is not known (Did Shakespeare actually write all his plays). He knew so much detail about so many different places throughout Europe including the River Thames, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster...
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- Shakespeare and Plagiarism William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest playwrights; however, some say that he does not fully deserve the credit for his work because he plagiarized the work of others. Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564, is also known as the “Bard” and has written countless plays and poems which have given rise to several novels and movie plots (Chandy). It is said that he found most of his inspiration from nature, as he mentions birds in his works more than any other author (Mabillard).... [tags: informative, ]
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