In Loveís Laborís Lost by William Shakespeare, King Ferdinand and his
Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine, take a vow to swear off women and
concentrate on their
studies. This vow only lasted long enough for each man to lay his eyes on
the Princess of France,
Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine. The women receive love letters and gifts
from the men who are
trying to woo them. Although the ladies are flattered, they are disappointed
by their lovesí
abilities to easily breaks their vows. Throughout the play, the men try to
woo the ladies with out
ever really interacting with them because they are ashamed of the breaking of
their vows too.
The men decide that they will woo once and for all at the masquerade that
they will all be
attending. The women, on the other hand, have a completely different idea of
masquerade will determine.
The women wear masks and plan on embarrassing the men, who ar...