Elizabethan Era Beauty

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Beauty in the Elizabethan Era and Much Ado About Nothing Throughout history, literature has been a way for people to expand their viewpoint and appreciate the world around them through different cultures and traditions presented in a story. C. S. Lewis explains that through literature; “We seek an enlargement of our being. We want to be more than ourselves” (137). This explains that through literature, people learn lessons and read because they want to learn from these lessons and better themselves. Many influential writers throughout history have brought different ideas and lessons that have helped shape the society we know today. One writer who has had a tremendous impact on society is William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s works are still well read and can be related to today even though the Elizabethan Era in which he lived in is different from the culture of the modern world. However, the Elizabethan Era still has aspects of its society that can resonate with that of the modern day. One of those aspects is the stereotypes that women were faced with during the Elizabethan Era. The Elizabethan Era was a time of social reform for women. Though women became more educated and seen in a different light than what they were used to, the era in no way brought them to the equivalence of a women in today’s society. Women were still seen as inferior by men and men still believed they were the greatest creation in the world. Tim Stretton states, “In almost every context in
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