Shakespeare's Social Classes (What are the differences between the…
Shakespeare's Social Classes
What were the Elizabethan norms regarding love and marriage
Marriage in the high class was seen as a way to gain power, allies, and property.
marriages were arranged in higher classes.
Love was arranged in higher classes.
There were more freedoms of love when it came to the lower class.
What are the differences between the classes?
Higher social classes had more power and money. They were also more famous.
There were plenty of famous people, even back then.
Higher class people were rich and/or famous. Kind of like today.
Higher class may have included famous play writers, explorers or entrepreneurs.
low class may have included peasants, most farmers, and spinsters.
Middle class consisted of tradesman, craftsmen, carpenters, and many more.
There were five ranks of social classes. Monarch, nobility, gentry, merchants, and laborers. In that order.
Fashion was a representation of the social class.
What is the definition of social Class? What was the social breakdown of classes during the Elizabethan era?
A social class is a division of society based on social popularity and economic status.
There were low, middle, and high social classes during the Elizabethan era.
Manners and etiquette: How did Elizabethan men and women behave in upper-class society?
Upper-class society was very mature and well mannered.
They also wore expensive clothing.
They also had high regard for family in a community.
Dressing was regarded as an art style.
Often though, the upper-class could be very rude and arrogant.