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Introduction William Shakespeare is one of the greatest play writes of all time A writer who dramatized such an incomparable range and variety of human kinds and experiences Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in Stratford upon Avon During his time he managed to write fifty plays and several poems One of Shakespeares greatest talents was that he was able to write characters that were further ahead of his time The fifteenth century was a very male dominated century Women had no rights at all and were totally controlled by men For example in Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet Juliet was a mixture of a fifteenth century woman and a twenty first century woman Before she secretly married Romeo she was Capulets obedient daughter and did as she was told Though in act three scene five when she is told by her father whom didnt know that she was already married to marry Paris she refuses These are not the likely action of a fifteenth century female The relationships between parents and their children at present can not be more different compared to the time Romeo and Juliet was set in Usually rich fifteenth century children were only born to become heirs to the family name and fortune as well as business affiliates If a family for example was wealthy like Romeo and Juliets then the children would be looked after by a wet nurse rather than their parents Children to wealthy parents would be considered as burdens and the task of looking after them would be given to a wet nurse who would be expected to look after the children from when they were babies and even to breast feed their child before her own child There was little or none intimacy or emotions shown from parents to children or vice versa The relationship between Romeo and Juliet and their parents were very unlike that of todays parent and child relationship but
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