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Shakespeare. To Be? Or Not To Be?

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A young girl was learning about William Shakespeare in her English class. Her teacher was debating with the class on whether or not Shakespeare was actually real or just a pen name. The teacher brought two articles up in the discussion, Just Exactly Who Was the Real Shakespeare by Keir Cutler, and Yes, Shakespeare Really Did Write Shakespeare by Alex Knapp. There were many biased opinions in the class, one arguing that Shakespeare did exist and the other arguing that he did not. After careful research on both sides of the debate it is clear that Shakespeare is real.
To begin, all the information based on Shakespeare has informed others that he was not only a writer but an actor, and a ...view middle of the document...

By 1598 Shakespeare had so many outstanding records and reviews that his work was already famous enough that many publishers knew his name. So many people could only know Shakespeare because he really did exist. Otherwise how would all of the records and dates of him be found stating certain things about him in his name?
Lastly, many conspiracies written about Shakespeare and about whether or not he was real make little to no sense. For example, a writer from Oxford, Keir Cutler, wrote an argument on the topic, he stated that Shakespeare had never left England. Now how would that ever in someone’s right mind actually make any sense? It doesn’t. William Shakespeare is known to be one of the best English writers of his time. He chose 1/3 of his play’s settings as Italy; describing clearly Italy’s time, and specific landmarks. Yes, many can say he heard things from travelers, but really who would stay and talk to someone about Italy’s time? Also, Keir Cutler stated that Shakespeare was...

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