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Elizabethan views on young love and parental obedience

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Malarie Schultz

on 13 May 2014

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Elizabethan "laws" on marriage
In the upper classes, marriage was seen for gaining property, wealth, friends and allies. This means that marriage from upper classes were more likely arranged, rather than the people in the lower classes. There were three purposes for marriage: Procreation of children, regulation of sexual activity, and mutual comfort and support.
Elizabethan views on suicide
Suicide was illegal. If caught attempting suicide, you would be put on trial and punished. If you attempted and succeeded, you would be buried in disgrace outside of city limits and officially agreed that you were a condemned soul. Honor was everything.

Apothecary
Definition: A person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.
Shakespeare's words

Of about 17,677 words in his writings, around 10% were first recorded by Shakespeare.
Ex: Courtship , horrid , accommodation , excellent , premeditated , obscene ,
extract , lonely , frugal , reliance , critical , majestic .
Most famous lines
Elizabethan views on young love and parental obedience
The youth were usually required to marry someone that they've grown up together with or someone that they did not love. The marriage was not about love, is was about wealth and who was at the top of the social status. Elizabethan had a very straight forward view on parental obedience. The youth were to follow whatever their parents wanted them to.
"Romeo and Juliet" Research
The doctors were Apothecary.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet." (2.2.45-6), Juliet
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" (2.2.35), Juliet
"A plague o' both your houses!
They have made worms' meat of me!"
(3.1.95-6), Mercutio
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
(2.2.2-3), Romeo
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life.
(Prologue, 7)
Modern day references
"Romeo and Juliet" – Dire Straits
Entertainment
Betrothal, wedding, victories and festivals.
Court entertainment was often.
Feasts, jousts, banquets. Music and dancing.
Fashion Trends
By Faith and Malarie
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