Women in Anglo-Saxon England Anglo-Saxon literature was based on Germanic myths about battles, heroes, diseases, dragons and religion.
Writers did not pay much attention to female issues, and there are only a few poems that talk about. Women had to endure arranged marriages, abuse and male dominance.
Marriage meant very much to women particularly for their status and economic security. In the medieval era, people wed within their class and only a slave could sometimes find his match and marry for true love. Wars and family feuds Fuck buddy Shreveport females to play the role of peace-weavers.
The wife and her husband are separated against her will; she feels very unhappy and lonely. These dales Fuck buddy Rossmore West Virginia dark, and hills high, bitter bulwarks ever grown with briers, a joyless dwelling. In Anglo-Saxon England, a marriage did not mean happiness or love.
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Slavery was common in medieval England. This system was very easy on rich men.
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Since women were meant to stay out of trouble, they never got an opportunity to learn how to defend themselves.
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When Beowulf dies, one Geat woman screams in grief, and she fears the coming slavery. This woman has no idea how to protect herself and is left only with grief.
Anglo-Saxon literature is mainly about wars, heroes and Christianity.
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There are not many works that focus on the lives of women who were usually looked upon as lower class. Women were considered as objects that could be manipulated in any way by men.
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In the medieval era, it was common for female to be unrecognized and undervalued. The medieval era was not a great time for women.
Unfortunately their situation worsened with the year and the Norman Conquest.