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View On Suicide During Elizabethan Times

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Megan Terkildsen

on 19 October 2014

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View On Suicide During Elizabethan Times
sign of horror
suicide towards christians was personified by the biblical "Judas"
Lost the honor of your family not only yourself
Sir Walter Raleigh was a notable person who attempted suicide
in this era suicide was illegal
Non Christian Views
Compared to "Judas" traditional views saw it as a representation of "Seneca"
Punished in accordance of the christian laws
was seen as a noble and heroic act
Works Cited
Lutheran, Bethany. "Suicide in Elizabethan England." Word Press. Bethany Lutheran College, 20 Feb. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2014.

Victoira, University. "Internet Shakespeare Editions." Uvic. Internet Shakespeare Editions, 19 Apr. 2014. Web. 15 Oct. 2014.
Christian Views
Christians held suicide to be a mortal sin
they believed that you would be sent to hell in the after life
if you committed suicide they may refuse to bury you. and if they did have you buried you would be buried at the cross roads or city limits
christians thought it was an act of despair
"Death before dishonor"
Megan, Lei, Aysia
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