William Shakespeare 's The Jacobean And Elizabethan Times Essay

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How are the different forms of love presented in the Jacobean and Elizabethan times?

In this essay I will be discussing and comparing the way different forms of love are presented in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Macbeth was written in the Jacobean times and Romeo and Juliet was written in the Elizabethan times, two very different time periods and I will be showing how these two different time periods affect the way the plays have been written. The Jacobean period was when James the first was ruling which was 1600s and the Elizabethan period was when Queen Elizabeth was ruling which was 1500s. Both of these plays were written by a well-known man, William Shakespeare. William was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. Shakespeare was a dramatist and a poet. Shakespeare shows the different forms of love differently with in these plays because of the different eras in order to please the king and queen at the time.
Love verses hate and the many forms love takes; its power to challenge hate; the impetuosity of young love; the irrationality of hate and its capacity to destroy love. Victims of love can be blinded by the idea of love and think that they are in a world full of love however they could be just craving it, they could just want to know how it feels. They think they are in love because of their appearance or could be just lying to their selves because they are craving sexual attention as we will see through the discussion about the plays and the forms of love; different…

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