For your final essay for the course, please write a 1,250 – 2,000 word response to one of the following prompts. You may use additional research. As always, be sure to cite references properly. (use the plays as a reference and source)
Using at least three of the plays we read this quarter(King Lear, The Tempest, 1 Henry IV), please explain the relevance of Shakespeare to contemporary students. Be sure to interact with the text and use it for specific evidence and support.
Consider one of the many themes or motifs found in Shakespeare’s work: marriage, family, authority, religion, gender, class, etc. Use works from at least three of the units we covered this semester to examine how Shakespeare’s works explore the theme.