He wrote them to entertain the masses. That is all. He wrote them like a artist makes a movie. When we see a movie, do most of us look at the plot or do we examine the use of words and scenary to find out why a part makes us feel "sad"?
Most of the information we learn from English class about the use of phrases and words is just the complicating a natural feeling. The raping and ripping appart of his writings is a reason many students do not grow a appreciation of him and his work. As a matter of fact, many students grow a deep disgust, and sometimes hatreof him and his work.
ps. His work does relate to modern times. ex. Revenge in some of his plays.
Parent: Relax, you only hate him because of how the school ruins his work......
(Forgive me of my spelling in this.)
His most famous works being: Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Which deal with (respectively): A depressed goth kid, Assassinating leaders, and interracial sex...if this isn't relevant to modern times I don't know what is.
"Finally, an adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew for everyone who thought Ten Things I Hate About You was too cleverly written." -RB
"Shakespeare left the explicit sex out of his version, but you can imagine he’d approve of, for example, Lady Macbeth’s leather-dom style and Banquo’s ghost presiding over an hallucinatory orgy." -RB
"Montagues don’t fall in love with Capulets, they just have sex with them." -RB
“'My heart is Montague,' explains Mercutio, 'but my prick is nonpartisan.'” -RB
When I against myself with thee partake?
Do I not think on thee, when I forgot
Am of myself, all tyrant, for thy sake?
Who hateth thee that I do call my friend?
On whom frown'st thou that I do fawn upon?
Nay, if thou lour'st on me, do I not spend
Revenge upon myself with present moan?
What merit do I in myself respect,
That is so proud thy service to despise,
When all my best doth worship thy defect,
Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?
But, love, hate on, for now I know thy mind;
Those that can see thou lovest, and I am blind.