Sonnets and Elizabethan Women
In a small group, analyze Sonnets 18 and 130. What can you deduce about how Shakespeare and his contemporaries viewed women?
- List the ways that you and your group think Elizabethans viewed women. These might include women’s characteristics, both good and bad.
- Make sure to use examples from the sonnets for support.
When you’re ready, share your group’s ideas with the class.