What would be the best attention grabber for a research paper on Elizabethan era fashion?   So i am doing a research paper on elizabethan era fashion and i need to start my research paper with a grabber..like a good beginning to it ..i have tried to make one up but my teacher thinks is not good enough and i only have two days left and i need a grabber ...a quote or something to have a great beginning can some help me out please i would appreciate a lot.

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You might consider writing about how fashion defines an era, or a culture. Take a look at today's fashion. Midriffs. Jeans with fake diamonds. Low-cut tops. See-through tops. Images on clothing. We are a sexual and instant gratification culture. Our desire are for our own fulfillment in the here and...

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You might consider writing about how fashion defines an era, or a culture. Take a look at today's fashion. Midriffs. Jeans with fake diamonds. Low-cut tops. See-through tops. Images on clothing. We are a sexual and instant gratification culture. Our desire are for our own fulfillment in the here and now - our clothes reflect that.

Look at the images on our clothing... and some of our current designers. Look at Ed Hardy's images and taglines: LOVE KILLS SLOWLY. Think about how this phrase is indicative of our society. It suggests relationships aren't worth it. We are a fast paced society that has changing relationships, and in fact, relationship isn't important, sex is. (Not my opinion or the opinion of eNotes, just a societal observation)

The transition into your thesis by stating that the fashion of the Elizabethan era likewise symbolized their culture.

I'm not sure what your thesis is and that would have helped me give you a better idea, if you're not satisfied with this, you might edit your question to include your current thesis.

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Something I found interesting about Elizabethian era fashion was how women as well as men played into it.  You would expect women to place greater emphasis on dressing than men, but in the Elizabethian era, men were just as careful about their attire as the women were.  Women dressed to accentuate their small waists.  They wore clothing that puffed out at the hips and shoulders and cinched in at the waist.  It turns our that the men used girdle like garments to cinch in their waist as well.  Both men and women slashed their garments to expose the underlining and reveal the colors beneath. 

Another starter for your paper could be on the class system and clothing.  The different classes of people were divided by the clothing they wore.  The Sumptuary Law provided guidelines for peoples attire.  Violating this law could result in fines, loss of property, and even death.

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