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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thoughts On William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s works are highly esteemed in the world.  His talent is really unquestionable.  He was a great writer.  But, is it really good, wholesome entertainment, or is there a dark side to it?
Here is an article that I compiled some time ago and recently updated.


There is some question as to who William Shakespeare really was. Some people are sure he was the actual author of the many plays and sonnets that are attributed to him. Some are just as certain that it was a ruse to hide the identity of someone else. There are probably numerous candidates for the "real William Shakespeare" though I doubt many of them know it or care about it any more.

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  1. What an interesting read! Thank you for all the research and time you put into articles like this. It had been a while since I was on "The Homemakers Corner". Do you have an article exposing Mark Twain? I read and listened to some of his popular works as a child and thought they were all good natured fun. But, recently I revisited "Huckleberry Finn" and couldn't stomach but a few chapters. There was such a dark, anti-Christ, anti-God, spirit on every page. Mark Twain wasn't just writing entertaining stories. He had an agenda and it wasn't a heavenly one.

    1. Thank you. I really enjoy research most of the time. I have to admit the hardest part is pulling it all together into an article. :-)

      I don't have an article on Mark Twain. That may be something I should consider, though. You are right in discerning that he didn't have a good agenda. He was essentially what we might call a God-hater. When my grandfather was a young boy there were still stories circulating among Christians about how Samuel Clemons (his real name) would attend church picnics and try to talk little boys out of their faith. I've also heard that he convinced his wife to give up her faith as well. Anyway, he was known for his anti-God and anti-Christian stance.

  2. Ugh Shakespeare is not someone I intend to have my children study. We had some of Mark Twains book but after reading something he wrote I thrashed them. Forgive me but memory fails me as to what the specific thing was.

    1. A lot of people seem to get along just fine without studying Shakespeare. :-) I can imagine some of the things that might have caused you to discard Twain. I read several of his books when I was in my teens.