Thursday, October 15, 2009
G Block: Shakespeare and the Degradation of Language
Most teachers and students agree that Shakespeare is challenging to read. Some are even surprised to learn that he falls into the category of Modern English (as opposed to Old or Middle). If his language is rich, layered and thoughtful, what is our language like? Have we moved forward as speakers of English, or are we destroying- even "dumbing-down"- a once gloriously imaginative tongue?
Respond in a well developed, proofread paragraph. Support your response with specific facts and examples.