It’s the bane of high school freshman existence: the inevitable reading out-loud of Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth. It’s scarring, trudging through such archaic language. When a character waxes poetic for 30-plus lines, what does she actually mean?
It’s kind of a bummer that so many English-speakers have an aversion to Shakespeare; he did, after all, invent a number of the words we use today, as well as many of our sayings, such as “you can’t make a leopard change his spots.”
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