Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost Men and Masculinity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)
MARIA: A man of sovereign parts, peerless esteem'd,
Well fitted in arts, glorious in arms;
Nothing becomes him ill that he would well. (2.1.7)
Here we see what Elizabethan women wanted in a man: a good reputation, education, and strength in battle.
DUMAIN: O, would the King, Berowne and Longaville,
Were lovers too! (4.3.36)
While the women share everything – the notes, gifts and speeches from their suitors – the men try to be strong and keep their own secrets.