In this text I'm going to explain why students should study Shakespeare.
I think that thinking about the importance of the studying Shakespeare is essential to understand what we must know about him.
First of all I think that everybody should study Shakespeare and not only students.
Shakespeare is a very important poet. As a matter of dact he is a master of life.
He understands a lot of topics like love (that he distinguish in physical and platonic love), a new concept of beauty, the immortalising power of poetry and the power of man towards Nature.
I think that an important reason to study Shakespeare is to understand the structure of the sonnet. As a matter of fact Shakesperian sonnets are organized into three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. So we can understand the transformation of the Petrarchan structure introduced into England by Thomas Wyatt.
A second reason to study Shakespeare is to understand the standard theme of English Renaissance sonnets. So we can understand the differences between Shakespeare and the corteous code.
As a matter of fact Shakespeare describes a "Dark lady" and he loves the famous Fair youth while in the corteus code poets describe a blond women with blue eyes and they compare her to an angel.
Another reason to study Shakespeare is to learn how we must analyse a poem in fact Shakespeare's sonnet are full of concepts.
In the end I repeat that the study of Shakespeare is very important for the reasons I listed previously.
I think that for students studying Shakespeare mustn't mean a duty only but a pleasure too.