Over time, the truth about him becomes faded and he starts becoming a more fictional character. Shakespeare was credited for work he may not have written, but does that matter? Did Santa really give away presents to the whole globe in one night? No, but Santa still has a significant impact on children all over the world. Not much is known about the real Saint Nick, but it is commonly accepted that he was indeed a good person. Santa is just like William Shakespeare and his plays. Shakespeare will be an iconic writer for a very long time whether he wrote his plays or not.
The impact he ad on our modern world is enormous. Shakespeare added three thousand new words to the English language (Karakul). He also wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets that are still read and admired today. Whether Shakespeare wrote them or not makes no difference, The impact is from the words, not the elusive figure who wrote them. Events happen in the world, it does not matter who is responsible, all that is important is that they occurred. William Shakespeare will always be the name of an iconic writer of our time. Shakespeare may or may not be responsible for the great influence on our
English language, but it is not that big of a deal. Does it matter what the name of the man who was responsible for the Holocaust was? Sure it was Doll Hitler, but in the end does that really matter? All that matters is that the events in the Holocaust occurred. Shakespeare is just a name, not a series of events, not three thousand new vocabulary terms, not 38 society-altering plays, not 154 influential sonnets, he is still just a man. Secondly, there is not a scrap of true, complete evidence that points to an alternative authorship to Shakespearean plays ( Cleopatra).
If there is no true evidence against Shakespearean authorship then why should it matter to challenge his authorship in the first place? I know that there are,” possible candidates,” for the true Shakespeare, but there is no real proof. In order to challenge something you need evidence to support your claim. Just like this paper, would not be able to state anything without evidence from a reliable source. We may never know who the true author was unless evidence is found that proves otherwise. But until that time, who cares? There is no need to be focusing on silly conspiracies that lead to nowhere. Though
Shakespearean impact stretches far beyond a name, some see the importance of finding the real author of Shakespearean plays and sonnets. These masterpieces are what our society have been basing theatrical performances off of for the past four or five centuries! Many find it imperative that society knows who the true creator of these plays is. If Shakespeare is everything that he is made up to be, then good! That just means that we knew all along and had our historic facts straight. If some of those plays were made by another man, then things might be different. If we discovered that it was actually
Francis Bacon who wrote these plays then college and high school courses may change tremendously. In the end though, who cares! The world will not change and society will not dramatically change just because a different man wrote the greatest plays of all time. Shakespeare is the name of probably the greatest author in history. His plays will be used around the world for a very long time. Yet it will not matter ten years from now if someone discovers he was not the true author. In my opinion, nothing will change if Francis Bacon wrote the plays. It is important to know this so you do not end up wasting our time on this topic.