Lesley Crewe effectively argues that love comes with regrets that must be overcome. Her argument is well established through her use of idiosyncratic characters, the relationship between them and the indigenous dialogue. Nonetheless, her usage of the plot makes the argument ineffective because it stretches authenticity frequently and is a basic harlequin romance. For example, having a Hollywood star come to Cape Breton and have a background of getting sexually assaulted is quite ridiculous including the impractical conclusion which unsuccessfully displays her universal message.
However, true loyalty and friendship requires throwing them a lifesaver when they’re crossing the line into madness. Kent let King Lear fall apart when the cruelty of his daughters led him to delusion. After Kent was banned, he stated “”my good intent / May carry through itself to that full issue / For which I razed my likeness. Now, banished Kent, / If thou canst serve where thou dost stand /condemned, / So may it come thy master, whom thou lov’st / Shall find thee full of labors” (King Lear Act 1.Scene 4.2-8). This shows Kent’s intentions of feeding into Lear’s downfall by pretending to be someone else just to prove his love and watch out for him.
Their tough archetypes were always present in many plays and reinforced the idea of male superiority. This fact held true, especially for a certain tragic classic by William Shakespeare. There was a misogynistic mentality towards women in Romeo and Juliet, evident through the way women were shown as objects, portrayed as weak, and made to seem unable to dictate their own lives. Men in Romeo and Juliet could be seen acting like owners towards women. Women were seen as nothing more than possessions, as illustrated when Romeo first described Juliet as, “My lady…/my love” (II.ii.10).
For instance, during the first wave of feminism, women were dehumanized and degraded by men by not being given many human rights, especially women of the LGBTQ community and women of colour. Since then, women have been fighting to gain respect and equality in the male-dominant society. Those who view erotic dance as a degrading and dehumanizing profession that only pleasures men believe that it is because society has not changed in the sense that women are still degraded and objectified by men. On the other hand, those who believe that erotic dance is empowering believe that women have finally surpassed the great inequalities in society, such as the right to vote and take part in any profession they choose. Even though there are inequalities that women continue to face in our society, these feminists believe that women deserve to enjoy their femininity and experience whatever they choose, and with the new waves of technology and social media, they help “dismantle pillars of power and ensure that all voices are heard equally” (Zdrojewski, 2014,
A second example of evil would be “Revolts from true birth stumbling on abuse” (21). This quote has malicious meaning because revolt means violently disagreeing and “abuse” means improper treatment of a living thing and objects. The message of this quote is that not caring about somebody causes them to break free of your neglect, which shows that not caring can be a hateful act. This is an example of classical allusion because in the story “Romeo and Juliet” Juliet’s parents abuse her in a sense where they don’t care if she likes who she marries which causes her to further love Romeo. My third and final example of villainous mentions is when Friar Laurence says “And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels” (4).
Throughout both plays and many others within, the general faultiness yet calculated cruelty of women are noted often by both male and female characters many times, including Phaedra and Medea. Since women only had the ability to be respected for few things, for example, the ability to bear children and keep a husband, it follows that stepping out of line could have severe consequences for them and their status. The imbalance of power in Greek and Roman society has created an outlet of seemingly disproportionate revenge committed by women, in response to their oppression. It is not truly disproportionate if one considers that a woman who had never been able to fight back or speak up in her life will one day respond with a collective blow to the patriarchy when it is vital for
But at the root of it all is the relationship between Macbeth and his Lady, whose lack of knowledge and faith in themselves drives them toward insanity and a horrific fate. Their relationship does not represent nature, Shakespeare grossly exaggerated his masculinity towards women. Many of Shakespeare 's characters in Macbeth are so confused that it almost makes you think that he was not certain of anything. He had troubled relationships with women, his wife, for instance, definitely had a great impact on his writing. Yet, Macbeth is a play about
Superiority regarding gender has historically produced controversy. Within the renaissance the role and purpose of women were subject to discussio. It was up to debate as to whether women natural were abound to treacru and sinful motives. Within Othello women are either seen as whores or those of good women. “Italian women were very less living women… There are many lewd living women… sinful use of their wicked bodies” Othello initially thought this of Desdemona of which was proved wrong when he fell in love with her.
It tends to upset the traditional power balance between the sexes and construct women as powerful and men as weak and threatened. The femme fatale was; a woman who seduces, exploits, and destroys her partners. O’Shaughnessy was deceitful and homicidal but also smart and ambitious. Their independence and power can be seen as a positive step in the representation of women. These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother.
King Creon of Corinth says, “I am afraid of you” (282). Then continues saying, “you are innately clever and skilled in many evils” (285). These lines emphasize how female intelligence was seen as a threat to male dominance, power, and control. The king himself with all his power feared her intelligence, was intimidated by it, and viewed it as peril. Nonetheless, closer to the conclusion of the play, Jason insinuates that Medea is a barbarian whom will not make any sense of Greek institutions and values.