Because I am a part of the younger generation of today’s society I am expected to learn and understand people form the past. But what we are really being taught is that dwelling on the past is the answer. Eg. Romeo and Juliet not being able to go out because of some family feud that no one can remember what started it.
I am currently doing a whole thing on Shakespeare in English and drama. But don’t get me wrong, he is a visionary and one of the most important people who ever lived but why is memorizing a whole chunk of text from midsummers night dream going to help me? I am sorry but I cannot act so Miss please, do not expect me to memorise it.
Thinking about it, we could probably learn more from One Direction than Shakespeare… One direction shows all the honourable and respectful traits and beliefs that most people should have in today's world :they support gay marriage, equality for everyone and over all I mean they are just so freaking cute!! These are people (unfortunately only 4 *insert crying emoji*) are people who we should look up too, not Shakespeare who doesn’t know how 2 use txt language/ who we can't even understand his sentences!
1D are also very inspirational, “Let’s live while we’re young” PREACH!! I am a young person who needs to learn to move forward and live and not need to recite a whole passage from Shakespeare. I mean honestly what does any of it even mean… I will leave you with this –
“If thou has slain Lysander in his sleep and you’re in blood, then to this secret keep… Kill me too! The suns not so true to the day as he to me. Tell me, he stole away? And I will believe this as soon as the whole earth may be bored and that the moon creep through that way. Speak to me of Lysander where is he? Ay, Demetrius, wilt thou give him me? Thou driv’st me past the bounds of a maidens patience. Has thou slain him never to be numbered amongst men? An awake man fends but who doth fend for men asleep? Madder. I if u say as far as you can tell. He’s not dead, yet tell me he is not well.”
So I am totally for one direction, to come take over the school and teach us about the future no the past! While they're here they can tell us that we don't know we're beautiful.