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TheElizabethanErawasatimeperiodinEnglandnamedaftertheQueenofEngland.
TheElizabethanEralastedfromNovember17,1558toMarch24,1603.In1558QueenMaryof
EnglanddiesandElizabethbecomesthenextQueenofEngland.In1603QueenElizabethdies
endingtheEra.Shakespearewasbornin1564duringtheElizabethanEra.DuringtheEra
ShakespearecreatedRomeoandJuliet.Thecommunitycultureofarrangedmarriageand
courtshipoftheElizabethanEradidnotinfluencetheRomeoandJulietandthedecisionsthey
made.
IntheElizabethanErathereweremanyruleswhenitcametomarriageandcourtship.
Womenhadlittle,ifanychoicetochoosewhotheywantedtomarry.Forcourtshiptheman
askedthefatherofhisloveforpermissiontocounther(Prasad,CourtshipMarriagesand
divorcesduringduringElizabethanEra).Ifthefatherofthehislovesaysyesthemancanvisit,
giverhergiftsandtakehertoformalevents(Prasad,CourtshipMarriagesanddivorcesduring
ElizabethanEra).Marriagewasarrangedmainlytobringwealthtoafamily.Afterthemarriage
womenwereexpectedtorunthehouse,havechildrenandtakecareofthem(ElizabethanEra
Dailylife:Marriage,2016).
Aftermarriagethelawgavethehusbandfullrightsoverhiswife.Somewomenwere
afraidtogetmarriedbecausetheywouldbasicallybecontrolledbytheirhusband(Alchin,
Elizabethanmarriagesandweddings).Anotherreasontheywereafraidwasbecausesincethey
don'tchoosewhotheywanttobewith,theywouldsometimesgetabusedbytheirhusband.

Otherwomenwouldnotlikeherhusbandtheyweregoingtomarry.Neighborsofsinglewomen
sawthemaswitches(Alchin,Elizabethanmarriagesandweddings).
SinceRomeoandJulietlivedduringtheElizabethanEra,thisresearchprovesthathe
communitycultureoftheirtimedidnotinfluencetheirdecisions.Therewasarrangedmarriage
duringtheElizabethanEraandthisconnectstoRomeoandJulietbecauseJulietsmarriagewas
arranged,shewassupposedtomarryParis.Arrangedmarriagesdidnotinfluenceherdecisions
becauseshewasstillinlovewithRomeo.ThearrangedmarriagedidnotinfluenceRomeoand
JulietbecauseeventhoughJuliethadtomarryParisshestillchosetomarryRomeo.Julietcame
upwiththeplantoleaveVeronabecauseofRomeosbanishment.Thesearethereasonshow
rulesofarrangedmarriageandcourtshipoftheElizabethanEradidnotinfluenceRomeoand
Julietsdecisions.
Livinginmycommunity(blackcommunityandinfluencedbymyhousehold)does
influencethedecisionsImake.Myparentsteachmerightfromwrong.Iknowthatitisnotthat
safetogooutsidearoundnighttime.IknowthattherearecertainthingsIcannotwearwhen
goingoutside.Mycommunitiesinfluencesmetomaketherightdecisionstokeepmesafe.
Howevermycommunitydoesnotinfluenceallmydecisions.IcandecidewhoIwanttomarry.
ThesearthereasonhowmycommunityaffectsthedecisionsImake.

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