Relationship Relationships In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a love story written by William Shakespeare in 1594-1596, which was the late 16th century. Relationships in the 21st Century contrast Shakespearean era, as seen in Romeo and Juliet. Two lovers are not able to see each other due to family feuds. Even though they do everything to be with each other. Everything is different, from forced marriages to the age of which you get married. Everything has changed.
SHAKESPEAREAN ERA RELATIONSHIPS
People in Shakespeare's time had many different relationships practices then we do nowadays. People were able to be legally married with parental consent at 12 for females and 14 for males. Juliet was 13 and could have legally been married, even though that wasn’t the common thing. The age of consent was 21 and most men waited to marry women when they were of the age. Single women along with the old, the poor and the unprotected were often thought to be witches, by their neighbors: which resulted in their deaths by hanging.
Women were forced into marriage and had limited to no say in decisions that were made about their wedding. The first time women met their spouses was normally on their wedding day. If that wasn’t the case and they did know each other men would give their rings to the women and
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