Makepeace – Inspiration in an Unconventional Place

“A plague on both of your houses” is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous lines. This line of iammbic pentameter foreshadows the terrible tragedy that would come about in Romeo and Juliet. People don’t usually think of Shakespeare as writing his lines from outside influence and ideas gathered from other people.  The Makepeace, or extreme Puritans dressed in all black robes, condemned acting, and playhouses, as sinful. Shakespeare’s rebellious nature and natural ability to write caused him to use the Makepeace’s lines in his play, which was not only powerful, but also clever.


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1 Response to Makepeace – Inspiration in an Unconventional Place

  1. 15es2013 says:

    This is very detailed and very interesting to read, the added media is perfect for the content, I gained some knowledge on shakespeare and his writing.

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