Shakespeare Is Not The "Bomb-diggity" By You....For Real?!?!!
"There is, assuredly, no other country on the face of this earth in which Shakespeare and the Bible are held in such high esteem as in America, the very country so much decried for its lust for money."
William Shakespeare and The American People: A Study in Cultural Transformation by Lawrence W. Levine -In the new Riverside Edition Mark Twain's adventures of huckleberry finn
When I read this I was shocked. Shocked because I could not grasp the fact that Shakespeare isn't the "bomb-diggity" anywhere else. As much as I have studied, heard and seen Shakespeare throughout my schooling it makes me question whether it was even necessary? If you didn't know a single thing about literature you at least knew that Shakespeare was the boss and if you knew anything about his works you were in a decent standing. Now that this essay has shown light on the fact that only in America can Shakespeare be found in even the lowliest of paces, be used as a means of income and at one point top entertainment.