By ohno - 17/03/2015 20:35 - United States - Spring Lake
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An English teacher once told me that there is a possibility that Shakespeare was actually multiple people. I guess because the books have such different writing styles from each other, even within the same book sometimes. I personally don't care enough to put energy into it though. The theory makes sense, him being one person makes sense. They're great books, so whatever.
It's actually a fair argument.. I once read that William Shakespeare was a fake name used by playwrights of the time so they weren't persecuted for their works.
But seriously. I can see why you wouldn't want to argue over it with your mother AGAIN, but I think this question as to whether Shakespeare truly existed or not is a really interesting question that we have yet to answer completely. The same sort of debate transpires for Homer's existence.
Just say she's right. That way when she tries to tell people that he didn't exist she looks like an idiot.