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The Reflection

Students are sick of Shakespeare

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At one point, all high school students read the works of William Shakespeare. English 9 reads Romeo and Juliet, 10 reads Midnight Summer’s Dream, and 11 reads Macbeth. AP Lit reads Hamlet. Even those in ATYP, or Academically Talented Youth Program, cannot escape him and read Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear.

“It’s mostly the language barrier. Even though it’s technically in English, it feels like a whole different language,” said sophomore Morgan Manuszak who went through English 9-11.

A rendition of an iconic William Shakespeare portrait.

A contributing factor is that the works were from another different culture, filled with metaphors and puns that don’t make sense to most students. The background and history beforehand becomes difficult and tedious to some. First, student have to translate it and then on top of that every word or phrase seems to have some deeper meaning.

“It’s not the worst thing in the world. It’s just that I’ve had to read it every year since eighth grade,” Manuszak said. “Sometimes it can be fun, like when you get the jokes or get to act out scenes in class, but also, No Fear Shakespeare goes a long way.”


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Hey, I’m Malissa Howe. I’m a sophomore and this is my first year in Newspaper. I plan on being a journalist after college and hopefully, this year is a chance to expand on my writing styles.

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