Love through the ages

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Medieval
(1300-1500) The idea of 'Courtly love' was popular; the concept of courtly love was greatly present within all arts of the middle ages and though the novel not in fashion or really invented yet, ideas of nobility and social status greatly dominated.
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Renaissance
(1500-1670) marriage created ties between families; women are seen as the property of a man; women of high status marry young; during this period Queen Elizabeth ireigned between 1558 and 1603; Shakespeare; E.G. Romeo and Juliet, King lear
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Civial war and Restoration
(1667-1700); metaphysical poets; E.G. The Flea, To his Coy Mistress
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Eighteenth Century
(1700-1785)
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Romantic period
(1785-1830); marrying for social status, not love; time when people began to question the prejudged ideas that had dominated societies thought pattern; novels became more about creating an emotional response from reader; class system was in swing
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Victorian era
(1832-1901); husbands/men were in charge, but this was challanged by rule of Queen Victoria; British empire was at its peak, many works highlighted the realities of the lower labouring classes; E.G. A Dolls house
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Edwardian Era
(1902-1914); rigid class system- you must marry within or above your class; British empire was at its peak, many works highlighted the realities of the lower labouring classes
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Modernism
(1914-1945); Roaring 20's- Jazz age; Alchohol prohibition- meaning dealers such as Al Capone smuggled it to people; Role reversals- women cut their hair short; in 20's for a short while homosexuality was accepted; technology and science was big
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Post Modernism
(1950-present) in 60's homosexuality was fully accepted; in the 60's second wave femonism began, including freddom of the female body, sexual politics, pay issues, use of contraception and the objectification of women; novels reject linear story
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ajones112

Great for revising literary periods.  Thank you

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