My Shakespeare moments

I am neutral towards Shakespeare’s work but I still find Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables better. Even though I have learned Shakespeare’s Globe theater and plays in drama class, his work is a puzzle. I remember the sonnet we had to decipher in class. It took us like 30 minutes and was as hard as the Enigma codes. Well, since I HIGHLY recommend you watch Crash Course, I will put in the links to their videos on the story of Romeo and Juliet but I like I said before, even though Shakespeare had redefined the English language and literature in general, Voltaire called him “a savage”.

“He was a savage […] who had some imagination. He has written many happy lines; but his pieces can please only at London and in Canada.”

 – Voltaire

I don’t really use Shakespeare’s work as an example to help me enhance the reading experience for a user in my short stories but I do study examples from authors that were influenced by Shakespeare.

If you want to check out John Green’s explanation of Romeo and Juliet, click on the video below.


Angus is the Editor-In-Chief and creator of Technology Is Key. He enjoys tech and business and also runs Adventure Bitcoin.

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