The financial, housing, social, clothing, diet and education situations of both of these social classes can be compared – they are complete opposites. “Peasants lived a life of working hard to get things, while nobles were given what they wanted.” [c] A peasant was not allowed to wear the colours/fabrics of what the nobles wore. If so, they would be either fined or put in jail. Nobles let the peasants do their farming work, whilst obtaining the jobs that can be considered “important”, such as judges, council workers. The noble’s houses are the complete opposite of peasants – they were large, and they did not have to share with farm animals. The lifestyles of these social classes are on complete opposite sides of a scale. Nobles more focused on military tactics, social affairs, and financial responsibilities. The peasants didn’t have to focus on anything similar to what the nobles were interested in – instead, they were focused on working and providing food for themselves and the nobles. There are limited similarities within these social classes – some of these similarities included the clothing. Both peasant and noble women wore stockings and tunics. The peasants required land to farm, and the noble’s wealth was based upon what a peasant farmer could grow. Even though a noble’s diet is considerably more rich and nutritious than a peasant’s diet, it was likely that both social classes died at young ages due to sickness and
During the Elizabethan era, knights were claimed to be the very best and served the Queen. The knights were a particular class during the era. They were known for their valor and courage during battles. Sometimes even the second sons of earls and lords result to becoming celebrated knights, as seen in some of Shakespeare’ plays, such as “Henry IV”. Knights were used to accomplish conspiracies and schemes traveling to distant countries and foreign lands for battles.
The textbook definition of noble is described as, “having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals”. In the writings and movie; Beowulf written by anonymous, The Inferno written by Dante Alighieri and Troy written by Homer nobility is a common theme stretched throughout.
During the 1600s, middle class families didn’t even exists, people where either wealthy with great privileges or living in poverty. Once the 1700s came around is when the impact of middle class became enormous for families. Around this time women and men got married, but it was not because they were in love, Instead, they would married one another because of financial or social reasons. Women who considered themselves as wealthy refused to marry a man of a lower class and as did the men. If a man did make such a decision to wed a women in poverty that would be talked about in a negative way and rumors would go around. When it came to the middle class they could marry anyone of whom they desired, but then again most women would decline a marriage
Love and hate are powerful forces that drive today’s society, whether it is seen through a mother caring for her child or through destruction in war. William Shakespeare and Darrell Cooney, two very different writers, have both managed to create an emotional story about love, one through Romeo and Juliet and the other through Lion King II - Simba’s Pride. Romeo and Juliet explores the in-depth love of a couple and how it led to them ending their ancient family feud, while Lion King II explores how the relationship between a lion couple changed their destiny of fighting against each other into uniting their prides. Both texts display the theme of true love and its power as it triumphed over the conflicts
A variety of jobs existed during the Elizabethan era. There were some people who worked for the queen, others who worked with their hands, and lastly people who worked for royalty. These jobs that people did were really important out of the elizabethan era.
Romeo and Juliet is a play about star-crossed lovers. Romeo is apart of a high class Montague family; their rival is the Capulet family. Romeo falls in love with the daughter of Lord Capulet. They want to get married but they know that this will not be approved between their family feud. This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret. If Friar didn’t marry them it would of not started the chain reactions of events that occur next. The play ends with three tragic deaths; those including being Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is mostly to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet, because of he did things in secret, not communicating clearly, and not executing his plans.
Tragic heroes are not only exemplified in fictional stories, but also in the existent world. A tragic hero is a person who is destined for great success; however, their personal flaw tragically demolishes their heroic destiny. Three main theories of the tragic hero are the Aristotelian model, the Shakespearean model, and the modern tragic hero. Each model has five defining characteristics, which are nobility, hamartia, downfall, anagnorisis, and suffering. In the Shakespearean mode of tragedy, the play Romeo and Juliet best models the tragic hero. For instance, nobility is characterized by being upper class and having elevated character. Romeo satisfies both these criteria through his position as
In medieval England, social status and rank are very important in everyday life. There are some things a person is obligated to do because of his/her social rank, and some things a person is forbidden to do because of his/her social class.
There were two different classes during Elizabethan Era. The upper class was called Nobility and the poor was called the Commoners. The Nobility, being accused of a serious crime could well result in torture. People in the upper class are sometimes accused of spying, murder, and rebellion. The Commoners, being accused of a small crime could be a death sentence. People in the lower class are sometimes accused of theft, begging, and poaching.
The phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover, is commonly used in modern society when discussing the treatment of others. Yet in Elizabethan England, this phrase did not apply among the people. In fact, the population was encouraged to criticize others based on their appearance and the clothing they wore. Citizens of all genders were evaluated based on the complexity and material of their clothes, as well as the colors. The government also supported class clothing distinction by creating laws. Fashion within the Elizabethan era varied among the social classes, within each gender, and were influenced by government laws.
During the Middle Ages, the prevailing system of government was feudalism. Under feudalism, there was the use of a definite social structure. People were born into a social class and usually stayed in that class for the rest of their life. The three social classes were the nobility, clergy, and peasantry and each of these classes had different roles to perform in the society.
Lord Capulet is responsible for the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, five dead and his own family in pieces. He is selfish throughout the play and only does what he thinks is best for his family instead of what would actually benefit those around him.
In any tragedy, the tragic hero is a great character with a tragic flaw and is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. The tragic hero conclusively can sometimes cause death upon himself due to his tragic flaw. Three main theories of the tragic hero are the Aristotelian model, the Shakespearean model, and the modern tragic hero. Each model has five defining characteristics, which are nobility, hamartia, downfall, anagnorisis, and suffering. In the Shakespearean mode of the tragedy, the play Romeo and Juliet best models the tragic hero. For instance, nobility is characterized by being upper class and having elevated character. Romeo satisfies both of these criteria through his position as an heir to the Montagues who are revealed as
The Act for the Relief of the Poor, primarily known as the Elizabethan Poor Law, was passed in 1601. It was required in order to establish a law system for the poor in England and Wales.