What Is A Strict Role Of Diversity In The Elizabethan Era

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Karissa Head
Mrs. LaPalme
English Composition
04 December 2015
The Bard In the time of the Elizabethan Era there was a strict role of diversity. People were judged by fame, wealth, skills, and birth; then placed in social groups based on how they were judged. In this era many people did not rise above what they were born into, but for William Shakespeare he made becoming famous in the late 1500’s look easy. Still to this day he is talked about, even though somethings about his personal life are uncertain. Records record that, William was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His father suffered with financial debts, so William was not able to attend university. Instead, he attended the local grammar school, the King’s New School. Where he
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Love is not love” (1-2). This is stating that in a marriage honesty is the key, and William does not want to know different; if it is. A couple that admits their wrong doings, is a couple that is in love. Love can be harsh, William implies this by saying, “Love is not love” (2). Not saying there is not such feeling of love, but that true love hurts the most. True love never changes or disappears, the love never fades if one was to walk away. Love is never shaken by reality. It is forever, everlasting even in struggles the love in the relationship shines through. Both members of the loving relationship work as a team. They guide each other with words if they wander of tract. All these wonderful facts can be found in lines two through five. Shakespeare says there is not value of love, but attitude can be measured. Love is not eternal, as to lust is timed. He says, “Whose worth is unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks” (8-9). Time is nothing to love, but through time “rosy lips and cheeks” (9) love is destroyed. True love is not measured by “hours and weeks” (10). It “bears” (11) the struggles “even to the edge of doom”
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