During Shakespeare’s time period, women were mostly considered babymakers and housekeepers. Women were thought to be ignorant and were only around to look pretty. Lady Macbeth, however, reversed these stereotypes becoming a strong and key character in Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is a very interestingly dynamic character who ruthlessly becomes queen of Scotland though her ambition and manipulation. Lady Macbeth is first introduced as an ambitious woman when she is reading Macbeth’s letter in act 1.5.
In this scene, Lady Macbeth hears the prophecy from the letter written by Macbeth, and she immediately concludes that a murder should take place. Macbeth does not think that is the best plan, but Lady Macbeth always gets her way. Lady Macbeth knows that if Duncan is killed, Macbeth will become king. This means she can obtain what she wants most, the throne. Because the idea of being queen in presented to her, she knows that she has to convince her husband to commit this crime.
The French Revolution had started in 1789 with revolutionaries and radicals overthrowing the monarchy and creating change in government and ideals. Women had played a large role in the French Revolution. During the time period a societal change regarding the rights of women had begun to take place. Three women named, Etta Palm D’Aelders, Olympe De Gouges, and Pauline Leon all have made immense contributions to the development of the French revolution by advocating for equal gender rights, writing to the National Assemblies and Legislatures, and expressing patriotism for their country. A Dutch woman named Etta Palm D’Aelders wrote a pamphlet suggesting the creation of welfare programs in Paris and the idea of having exclusive women circles
She remained happily in France up until 1521 when France went at war with England and Anne returned to England. There she became a lady-in-waiting for Henry VIII’s wife and the current queen of England, Catherine of Aragon. Anne’s sister, Mary, had previously been one of Henry’s mistresses ,as well as a handmaid for Catherine, which is what some historians believed contributed to his fascination with Anne. There are many historical texts that describe Anne’s appearance and make it clear that she was not loved for her beauty. She was portrayed as having two major flaws which only contributed to her already present unattractiveness; a large mole on her neck and a sixth finger.
A heroine is “a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (Dictionary.com). Minerva was the first sister to get involved in the revolution, which made her a leader. She is willing to fight with everything she has,even if it brings danger itto her life. Mate is a sister that admired Minerva a lot. When Mate finds out that Minerva is sneaking out to secret meeting she asks her why she would do that.
She had several husbands and secret lovers that caused problems with her ruling. Having a complicated personal life and being politically immature led to the decapitation of Mary Queen of Scots at the age of forty-four on February 8, 1587. At the age of five, Mary Queen of Scots was sent to France to be protected from the English. In France,
Joan of Arc is considered to be a heroine of France for her part to play in the Lancastrian Phase of the Hundred Year War. She was also canonised as a Roman Catholic Saint. Joan of Arc was born to a peasant famiy named Jacques and Isabelle d’Arc at Dorémy in north-east France. Joan of Arc said she had visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine telling her to support Charles VII in recovering France from English domination late in the Hundred Year War. Charles VII sent Joan of Arc to the siege of Orléans as a relief mission.
These fights historians have called the Hundred Years War because it lasted from 1337 until 1453. It all began when Charles IV died leaving his daughter as his only heir. Edward III of England claimed his right to the throne because his mother was a sister to the three latest kings of France. The French did not want an Englishman for a king and refused. Edward III responded by initiating the first battle of the Hundred Years War.
Even though several French nobles passed their humble abodes down to their daughters, they could even imagine giving the French monarchy down to an Englishman, basically creating a superpower of the Middle Ages. The second cause is King Edward of England, or a vassal to the King of France, not wanting to be a vassal of France. King Edward wanted the crown of France so he declared war on France. The third cause of the Hundred Years War was chivalry, and the need to fight. These causes, create a world where there is so much political instability, that the English and French monarchies can never stop fighting.
Macbeths love and belief in lady Macbeth. Which goes to the extent of Macbeth letting lady Macbeth convince him to kill the king to become king himself, and gain the power. She comes across as a very influential woman of great strength and determination as of act three scene two in which the viscous plan of convincing Macbeth to kill Duncan is masterminded. “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” – guidance and influence During 'The Great Gatsby', the influence of Daisy plays on Gatsby's mind until his death. In a past life, Gatsby and Daisy had very strong feelings for each other before she and Tom became married.