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CH. 6 When in Doubt, It's from Shakespeare...

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Rebekah Barbour

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Transcript of CH. 6 When in Doubt, It's from Shakespeare...

CH. 6 When in Doubt, It's from Shakespeare...
By: Jordan J. and Rebekah B.

Chapter Summary
Authors tend to mirror some of Shakespeare's techniques such as repetition of phrases.
Many of today's writers are influenced by Shakespearean literature. It is popular because it is not restricted to stage or screen.
The questioning technique is used often in Shakespearean literature to get the reader thinking. Many authors today will use this technique to bring a deeper meaning to their stories.
Example From the Chapter
"To be, or not to be, that is the question. Ever heard any of those? This week? Today? I heard one of them in a news broadcast the morning I started composing this chapter. In my copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, Shakespeare takes up forty-seven pages." (Foster 26)
Example Explanation
This quote shows how authors use Shakespeare's different techniques and incorporate them into their own works.
School Example
In the novel The Fault in Our Stars the author references Shakespeare's Julius Caesar when he says, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

T.V. and Movie Example
Hollywood just remade Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet starring Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfield.
What We Learned...
We learned that there are many modern day examples of Shakespearean literature that we weren't even aware of and that writers have been using Shakespearean influence for three centuries.
How it Changes our Writing...
It challenges us to ask more questions when writing to allow our reader to think deeper and it makes us look for different Shakespearean influence around us.
Sayings Used Today
As merry as the day is long
Break the ice
A dish fit for the gods
Flaming youth
For goodness' sake
Good riddance
In a pickle
In my heart-of-hearts
Knock Knock! Who's there?
Laughing stock
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