How does Shakespeare portray the behaviour of men, regarding questions of power, relationship, and class?

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Typically, William Shakespeare's men reflect the times in which they were written: the Renaissance. Romeo and Paris from Romeo and Juliet were well-educated, wealthy, handsome, accomplished sword-fighters and well-spoken, as any good Renaissance man would be. The same goes for the men in Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julius Caesar. But these were typical noble men, and represented the ideals not only of the culture in which Shakespeare wrote, but also the ideals of the cultures of the settings of the play.


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