I’m not exactly a fan of William Shakespeare. By this I mean I’m not a fan of the kinds of stories he told, and I haven’t met one with a happy ending or didn’t kill off the characters worth caring about. Granted I haven’t read them all but I know he was a great writer and I will take nothing away from his skill with a pen. This includes making his characters masters of the insult as this article from The Vintage News contributor Steve Palace points out.
Credit to Caroline Furlong, on whose site I learned about this article.