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How Does Shakespeare Struggle For Power

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Shakespeare’s context may have influenced his exploration of an individual’s struggle for power in the face of traditional discrimination. The 16th Century was a patriarchal society dominated by the military forces of Europe who sought to expand their empires through trade and exploration. European men took their power and authority for granted, and a rigid class system ensured their right to control the community. The exploration and colonisation of Elizabeth’s Golden Age inspired curiosity toward exotic people and places, but also challenged the culturally homogenous European communities with the reality of different ethnicities and belief systems. Episode 13 of Shakespeare’s Restless World, “From London to Marrakech” highlights the challenges

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