Reading Shakespeare can be a daunting task, but it can also be an exciting way to challenge yourself. For the past few weeks, we have been reading some of Shakespeare’s plays and every time we tackle a new play, my confidence grows. If I am in any way worried about understanding the language; I won’t be able to. It is amazing how fast normal English words can turn to gibberish. But I have realized that if I relax and let the language come through, it all makes sense. Shakespeare was a genius; everything you need is right there, I don’t need to add anything to it. When I let the language speak for itself, I can finally see the humor or the passion in his writing. All I need to do is take myself out of the equation, and let Shakespeare be the Bard!