Romeo and Juliet context

  • Romeo and Juliet was written in the Elizebethan era. This affects how the story was written and how some of the characters are presented.

Courtly love

  • Refers to the idea that love shoud be approached in a gentlemanly way. Gentlemen should romance women with grand gestures and poetic speechs. Love should not be declared in a direct or crude way but instead the process of romancing a women should be a gradual one. Not sexually driven, she should not 'satisfy' her male suitor until marriage 

Women And Marriage


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