Romeo and Juliet Context

Patriarchal Society Women are owned by men: either husbands, fathers or brothers.Lord Capulet.
Religion Set in a religious period.
Time Period Elizabethan Period – A time of significant change.
Marriage Was about status and money not love.
Crimes Punishment for crimes were very harsh: look at Romeo’s fear of being captured.
War Romeo and Juliet was written around a number of large wars. Example: War of the Roses.
Money Rich families had something called a ‘wet nurse’ to look after children.

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