Narrowing Down the Research Topic

On the question of Shakespeare’s sexuality, I want to adress first and foremost the reasons people believe he was heterosexual. I will discuss the topic of his wife and famly and his multiple affairs before digressing to the reasoning behind his supposed homosexuality. Finally, I will discuss the sterotypes of the LGBTQA community and how Shakespeare would fit them today.

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Research topics

  • The symoblic dress of “Death”-Why is the grim reaper pictured with a scythe in a black robe? Was someone going around killing people dressed like this?
  • Shakespeare’s sexuality-Though most people have assumed The Bard was straight, there is a debate about his true sexuality.
  • Sirens-What inspired the siren tale?