Roles In The Elizabethan Era

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The Elizabethan Era, named after Queen Elizabeth I, was a period from the year 1558 to 1603. This period is known for the flowering of English literature, music, poetry, science, and theatre, making it the Golden Age of England. However, not everything is perfect, and it shows how the Elizabethan era has been romanticized in various aspects, may it be in televisions, books, movies, and many more. In this essay, I will be presenting similarities and differences of the Elizabethan era and the modern era in three aspects: social hierarchy, role of women, and the government. One major aspect that I would like to tackle is the social hierarchy during this period, The people of England has been divided into 6 major societal classes, namely the monarch, the nobility, the gentry, the merchant, the yeomanry, and the laborers. Each class has their own roles to play in the society that could still be seen in our world today. Wealth and power are what these societal classes represent; people are divided into groups based on how rich they are. In this modern age, the division of people into 6 groups are no longer practised. However, the effect of societal classes from this era…show more content…
Once you look closely in our situation, you could see how the wealthy people differ from the poor. Here in the Philippines, power is reserved only for the rich and it is evident in our government. Wealthy people are favored by the government because they are more beneficial because of their money and power. Meanwhile, the poor are discriminated and often disregarded because they lack of use for the government. One possible reason would be because the poor are not given enough chance for them to have stable jobs that are more than enough to sustain their daily needs. Just like in the Elizabethan age, the nobles continued to benefit from the laborers. All of these boils down to one conclusion: the rich gets richer while the poor gets
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