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The Daily Life of a Commoner during the Elizabethan Era
Transcript of The Daily Life of a Commoner during the Elizabethan Era
-A woman's job was to keep the house clean.
-Men had more job options than women.
-All commoners came together to celebrate traditions. Men Men had the most things to do. They could
buy land and become landowners, but men
could not become gentlemen (Secara). Men Although men commoners lived simple lives, they still had to work to support their family. Some jobs would include farmers and trade workers. All men took their religion very seriously. Many people during this era compared women to male commoners, and the women were always considered inferior to males. This is because at this time in history, men had the most freedom for it was said that they were much better than women (Elizabethan Customs). Women Women did not get many job opportunities. The main job they did was to be a housewife. They would live comfortably and simply. The only job they could do was to govern their household. Traditions Commoners celebrate many holidays. It did not matter what gender one was because everybody would celebrate traditions or holidays. The church would hold almost all of the festivals, and there were many occasions that were celebrated. Traditions Four holidays that they celebrated include:
-Midsummer Eve Nobody had any dreams because they knew it would not come true. It was not worth fighting for them. So they stayed where they were and lived a life of repetition. They had a schedule of doing the exact same thing every day. Even though commoners once got a little freedom, they were lost in repetition from doing the same thing every single day. Works Cited
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Secara, Maggie. Life in Elizabethan England. n.d. Web. 22 April 2013.
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Traditions -Christmas: honoring the 12 days in the Bible and December as the 12th month.
-Easter: resembles religious mysteries and human thoughts one has towards warmth and light.
-Lamma's Day: celebrating the first wheat harvest of the season and year.
-Midsummer Eve: celebrates the creation of young leaves and grasses as the summer begins. (Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations in the Elizabethan Era).