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Elizabethan Women In Romeo And Juliet

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In Elizabethan times, women were considered as less important than men, no matter what class structure you grew up in. Women were required to listen and obey male relatives: “Elizabethan women were subservient to men” (http://m.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-women.htm). This is exemplified in Romeo and Juliet when Juliet has to obey her father’s commands by marrying Count Paris. Furthermore, Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, restricts her from communicating with the Montagues because the two families are huge rivals. Juliet loves Romeo even though he is a Montague; however, she cannot let her parents know she loves him and married him. “Elizabethan women were totally dominated by the male members of their family” which exemplifies the women
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