Essay On The Role Of Women In The Elizabethan Era

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Queen Elizabeth I once said, “I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything”. She was the Queen of England and Ireland from November 1558 up to her death on March 1603. She was the last monarch of the House of Tudor with the Elizabethan Period, which is often called the Golden Age of English History. In 1988, historian John Guy once said, "England was economically healthier, more expansive, and more optimistic under the Tudors" than at any time in a thousand years. I decided to choose this Period because in my opinion, this period had contributed a lot to the modern day England especially in terms of culture, literature and anything associated with that. During the Elizabethan Period, England was a well-organised country…show more content…
Women, married or not, are to remain silent and pure. They are like a possession to men. They are told when or how to speak or if allowed to speak at all. In our modern century today, the role of women were not as harsh as it used to be during the Elizabethan period. Today, women can be employed in whatever kind of job she wants. Since the Edwardian period, women had a lot of opportunities for employment and starts to breakout of the Victorian period. They were very much active. During the 20th century, more women served worldwide in the British Empire. Still, in my opinion, women are being discriminated by some people of what she can or cannot do. This is the same during the Elizabethan period where women can do things unless they are allowed by their spouse or male relatives. In my own opinion, the greatest impact that the Elizabethan period had with the modern England today is the language and literature. The language during the Elizabethan period was different. It wasn’t the English language that the modern England uses today. The Elizabethan alphabet were composed of 24 letters, as opposed to the present day alphabet which consists of 26 letters. The letters “u” and “v” were the same as “i” and “j”. Also,

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