If you are up to date with Google and Goodreads, you would know that today is Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary. Everyone is celebrating, his work with quotes, poems, and articles. So today, I bring thy best of Shakespeare, with quotes, stories, and poems.
1) Sonnet 18
One of my favorites. Widely known as “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2) Romeo and Juliet
A tragedy of 2 star-crossed lovers. If it is a little… um harsh, it’s beautiful in it’s own gruesome way.
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One quote I like is: Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. I think this is the moral to The Tortoise and the Hare.
Another one I like is: Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
Ana lastly, We know what we are, but know not what we may be. A classic.
This one my older sister had to read when she was in high-school for a class novel. I was only 9 years old than, but it looked really interesting. I couldn’t read it though :(.
SYNOPSIS: Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Set mainly in Scotland, the play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. (Wikepedia)
A famous story. Many people know about this. My AP teacher is crazy about this.
SYNOPSIS: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. (Wikepedia)
Comment down below your Shakespeare fave’s. And what do you intend to do this spring break? (I plan to read)