A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Essay

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I. INTRODUCTION “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” With this statement, William Shakespeare’s character, Helena, depicts Hermia in the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. I, conversely, will use this statement to introduce the country of Luxembourg. The Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook affirms that Luxembourg is located in Western Europe and is geographically landlocked, as it is bordered by the countries France, Belgium, and Germany (The World Factbook). The Encyclopedia of the Nations states that Luxembourg is one of the smallest nations in the world with an area of 2,586 sq km, which is slightly smaller than Rhode Island- the smallest state in size of the United States of America (Encyclopedia of the Nations). The World…show more content…
In addition, the official Website of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg refers to the society of Luxembourg as plural, for 150 nationalities are represented and nearly half of the country’s population currently consists of non-Luxembourg citizens (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg). The World Factbook also informs readers that 100% of the population is literate- those of age 15 and over can read and write- and the total unemployment rate, in 2012, was 6% (The World Factbook). The National Tourist Board’s Visit Luxembourg Webpage asserts that the national language of Luxembourg is Luxembourgish. Nevertheless, the country’s administrative languages also include French and German and English is widely spoken (Visit Luxembourg). To commence a discussion of Luxembourg’s values and customs, the Webpage Countries and Their Cultures states that women have full political and economic equality (Luxembourg). The Expatica Website elaborates more on the topic of values by explaining that family is the most important consideration and although Luxembourg is part of the European Union, Luxembourgers have strong national pride and they value their independence and autonomy (Culture and social etiquette in Luxembourg).
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